All the latest news and updates on Youssoufa Moukoko’s proposed move to Chelsea ahead of the January transfer window as Todd Boehly aims to back Graham Potter with new signings
Chelsea are in need of striker reinforcements following Armando Broja’s anterior cruciate ligament injury. The Albanian forward suffered the injury in a friendly against Aston Villa and is now set to miss the remainder of the season.
Borussia Dortmund talent Youssoufa Moukoko has emerged as a potential option for the Blues in the January transfer window. The 18-year-old striker is set to become a free agent at the end of the season when his current deal expires.
Moukoko has scored six goals and provided a further six assists in 22 appearances so far, starting just 12 of those matches as he continues to impress in Germany. The Dortmund talent became the youngest player to represent Germany at a World Cup after coming on as a substitute in the 2-1 defeat by Japan in their opening group game.
football.london takes a look at the latest news and updates regarding Moukoko’s future and his proposed switch to Stamford Bridge.
Moukoko ‘close’ to fresh agreement with Dortmund
According to the Ruhr Nachrichten, Moukoko is close to an ‘agreement in principle’ with Dortmund over a contract extension as the German weighs up his options and decides what is best for his career.
Man Utd and Liverpool plan transfer hijack
The Times are now reporting that Chelsea’s Premier League rivals United and Liverpool are both firmly in the race to sign Moukoko, but the player remains intent on staying with Dortmund to continue his development.
Erik ten Hag is hoping to sign a new forward to replace Cristiano Ronaldo in his squad after the five-time Ballon d’Or winner mutually agreed to terminate his contract at Old Trafford. Liverpool are set to be without Luis Diaz until March after the Colombian winger suffered a set back in his recovery from injury.
What Moukoko has said
In an interview last month with German press, when asked about his future, Moukoko said: “I feel very comfortable in Dortmund, I feel the confidence of the coach. You’ll find out in the end whether I decide to stay or not.”
The 18-year-old will be available for a cut-price fee due to his contract expiring at the end of the season, meaning the Blues could look to secure a deal in January or the summer.
Chelsea exploring Moukoko transfer
The Athletic reported that Chelsea are exploring the possibility of bringing the Dortmund talent to Stamford Bridge as Todd Boehly continues to plan for the January transfer window.
The Blues have focused more on signing young talents since Boehly’s arrival with Potter having a brilliant track record of developing players with huge potentials into regular first team players.