SM
Aarhus vs. Copenhagen: 6 hrs 13 mins
Upcoming predictions and previews
Collect News Data

Chelsea 'identify Nico Williams as potential summer target'

:Headline: Chelsea 'identify Nico Williams as potential summer target':
Chelsea allegedly identify Athletic Bilbao attacker Nico Williams as a potential summer transfer target.
Sports Mole

Chelsea allegedly hold an interest in signing Athletic Bilbao forward Nico Williams in the summer.

The Blues invested heavily in the final third prior to the 2023-24 campaign, bringing in the likes of Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku.

While Jackson has grown into the role and contributed eight goals and three assists from his 23 Premier League appearances, Nkunku has made just two starts and spend much of the season on the sidelines.

With Armando Broja available for transfer, significant changes are expected to be made to Chelsea's forward line when business reopens at the end of the season.

According to The Telegraph, the club's recruitment team are taking an interest in Athletic Bilbao attacker Williams.

The 21-year-old has been deployed on either flank throughout the campaign, contributing three goals and six assists from 22 outings in La Liga.

Furthermore, the Spain international has chipped in with three goals during his team's run to the Copa del Rey final, netting against each of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Having only extended his contract as recently as December, Williams is tied to Athletic Bilbao until 2027, keeping the Champions-League chasing side in a strong position.

However, there is said to be a £43m release clause present in his deal, a figure that may be a realistic ask of Chelsea if they can raise funds through player sales.

Co-owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital are currently hoping that suitable offers arrive for the likes of Ian Maatsen, Trevoh Chalobah and Broja, while Conor Gallagher's future remains up in the air.

The acquisition of Williams would also throw the future of Chelsea's inconsistent wingers into doubt, yet the report stresses that no consideration is currently being given to parting ways with the likes of Raheem Sterling or Mykhaylo Mudryk.

Aside from the efforts of Cole Palmer, the remainder of Chelsea's creative players have generally been disappointing, with Sterling, Mudryk and Noni Madueke having posted just 11 strikes and five assists between them in the Premier League.

Jackson has also occasionally been used on the left flank to positive effect, although the Senegal international is generally regarded as one of Chelsea's central options. body check tags ::

amp_article__538321 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2024-03-08 00:49:26:
html db last update - 2024-03-06 14:32:11 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Nico Williams future - Click here for more stories

Click here for more stories about Nico Williams

Click here for more stories about Chelsea

Share this article now:
TC
Read Next:
Chalobah 'eager to stay at Chelsea in long term'
>


Sports Mole provides in-depth previews and predictions for every match from the biggest leagues and competitions in world football.
AL
Sign up for our FREE daily preview newsletter direct to your inbox!
Read more about Nico Williams Nicolas Jackson Christopher Nkunku Armando Broja Todd Boehly Ian Maatsen Trevoh Chalobah Conor Gallagher Raheem Sterling Mykhaylo Mudryk Cole Palmer Noni Madueke Football
Follow @SportsMole for the latest breaking news stories, and follow @sm_headlines to get every headline from Sports Mole
Recommended Next on SM
Chalobah 'eager to stay at Chelsea in long term'
Man United man 'set to be included in England's preliminary Euro 2024 squad'
Hulkenberg openly supports Sainz joining Sauber-Audi

Page options

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City38287396346291
2Arsenal38285591296289
3Liverpool382410486414582
4Aston Villa382081076611568
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs382061274611366
6Chelsea381891177631463
7Newcastle UnitedNewcastle381861485622360
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd38186145758-160
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham381410146074-1452
10Crystal Palace381310155758-149
11Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton381212145562-748
12Bournemouth38139165467-1348
13Fulham38138175561-647
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves38137185065-1546
15Everton38139164051-1140
16Brentford38109195665-939
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest3899204967-1832
RLuton TownLuton3868245285-3326
RBurnley3859244178-3724
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd38372835104-6916
Scroll for more - Tap for full version


Sports Mole provides in-depth previews and predictions for every match from the biggest leagues and competitions in world football.
AL
Sign up for our FREE daily preview newsletter direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

history www

Villa 'considering audacious move for Man United, Bayern target'

1

V'

Man United man 'set to be included in England's preliminary Euro 2024 squad'

2

MU

Vettel unmoved on decision to stay retired from F1

3

VU

No backtrack on Imola upgrade despite Aston Martin decline

4

NB

Man United, Arsenal-linked striker offers teasing update on future

5

MU

Dortmund 'identify Chelsea man as top summer target'

6

D'

Man United 'willing to accept £34.2m offers for 32-year-old'

7

MU

Preview: Al Okhdood vs. Al Wahda - prediction, team news, lineups

8

PA

Premier League 2024-25 season: When does it start? When does it finish? Who are the favourites?

9

PL

Perez's Imola struggle puts Red Bull seat back in jeopardy

10

PI


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .