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Chelsea plan ANOTHER transfer hijack

Karan Tejwani
Graham Potter, Chelsea, 2022/23

Chelsea are planning yet another transfer hijack and this time it could affect another one of their London rivals in the form of Tottenham Hotspur.

The Blues have been linked with hijacking a transfer for Mykhaylo Mudryk, who was close to a move to Arsenal, and they are keeping the Ukrainian in their sights for a potential transfer.

Their next hijack could impact Tottenham, where Antonio Conte is looking to improve his wing-back situation by signing Sporting player Pedro Porro, who was previously at Manchester City.

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Chelsea are having problems at right wing-back themselves, with Reece James having spent much of the season on the sidelines due to injury.

Chelsea interested in Porro

Tottenham initially targeted Porro in a bid to improve at wing-back given the poor performances of their current players in that position.

Emerson Royal hasn’t been able to hit the heights required while Matt Doherty hasn’t been able to nail down a first-team place under Conte.

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They signed Djed Spence in the summer but he has only played four times for them, and looks like he could leave the club on loan in January.

Chelsea have James out and Azpilicueta has played there on occasion, but they are looking for a solid option and have been impressed by Porro’s performances.

Porro has gone from strength to strength since being at Sporting and was even linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

The Spaniard joined Manchester City in 2019 but didn’t make a senior appearance for them, spending time on loan at Real Valladolid and Sporting before making a permanent move to the Portuguese club earlier this year.

His release clause is worth around £36 million and any club that wants to buy him in the winter will have to pay that fee to get his signature.

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