Fabrizio Romano reveals why Chelsea pulled out of Nico Williams, Julian Alvarez transfers

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PoL report after Fabrizio Romano revealed respective reasons why Chelsea Football Club decided not to pursue transfer deals for Spanish attacker Nico Williams and Argentine forward Julian Alvarez. In addition to that, we also explain the supposed details behind Blues bosses pulling the plug on a move for English-born winger Michael Olise. Not to mention CFC seemingly having second thoughts on Colombian striker Jhon Duran,

The rumour mill shows no sign of slowing down - at all. And Chelsea seem to be at the heart of around a quarter of English top-flight speculation with regard to incomings and outgoings. Obviously the west London outfit are not really involved in that many of the stories concerning potential buying and selling. Yet the sheer volume of Blues-related talk is actually staggering.

One element that will surely please the CFC fan base is that the club are now linked with a few particularly prominent players. Even if only one or two of these links eventually materialise, the calibre of footballer would definitely enhance the team. And none more so than Man City star Julian Alvarez or Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams.

Chatter of Chelsea's possible interest in the Premier League forward literally seemed to be conjured out of nowhere over the course a day. One night a journalist at a prominent media outlet suggested that Alvarez may be a good target for the Blues. Alvarez is said to wait more playing time at City, so there is even a motive for him prospectively leaving Etihad Stadium.

Subsequently, or consequently, within 24 hours another writer for a notable organisation appeared to merely run with the notion and claim that the Stamford Bridge side admired the World Cup-winner. And that was that - a new rumour is born. I am sure there is more to it in reality than my overview. Sources might perhaps have been involved. But, as someone who has to routinely comment on footballing hearsay - something came across as strange in that example.

The La Liga man, meanwhile, would also be a potentially game-changing acquisition at the Bridge. Williams would almost positively be a great addition to the EPL in general. According to Fabrizio Romano, however, the 21-year-old is too expensive for CFC. A similar excuse was given by the Italian regarding ending the Alvarez pursuit.

Why Chelsea decided not to pursue Michael Olise and are pondering Jhon Duran chase

Revelations galore today. Below are the apparent grounds for Chels' reconsidering other prospects:

"Chelsea pulled out of the race to sign Michael Olise from Crystal Palace due to the winger’s wage demands.

Chelsea were understood to be making background checks on the Colombia international [Duran] who had earned a reputation as being something of a maverick character...The Blues are also said to have been put off by 20-year-old’s wage demands"