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PSV demand ‘Gakpo-esque’ fee for Chelsea transfer target Madueke

Suraj Radia
Noni Madueke, PSV,  Transfer Chelsea, 2022/23

PSV will not sell Noni Madueke unless they receive an offer from Chelsea similar to the fee that took Cody Gakpo to Liverpool earlier this month.

Dutch reporter Rik Elfrink claims PSV’s intention is that Madueke will only be sold next summer but a winter move is ‘not impossible’ if a fee in excess of €40 million is received.

Gakpo joined Liverpool for a fee that could rise as high as €50m and Elfrink states that they would put a similar price tag on Madueke ‘to scare off potential buyers’.

Chelsea are eyeing Madueke to bolster their frontline after a host of injuries combined with a poor run of form which has left them languishing in mid-table despite an outlay of more than £250m in the summer.

Elfrink does not exclude that a club that offers an amount ‘that is close’ will eventually be able to negotiate with general and technical director Marcel Brands about a possibly lower price.

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PSV wants to keep its team intact after Gakpo’s departure and have a desire to reportedly take a hard line to show the outside world that there are still great ambitions this season.

Nevertheless, people in Eindhoven realize that Madueke is one of the players who represents a high transfer value, especially because he is a ‘homegrown player’ for British clubs.

Due to injuries, Madueke has never been able to show over a longer period of time why he has always remained in the picture with clubs in the Premier League.

He was regularly sidelined last season, often with muscle injuries. At the end of July, the Englishman suffered a serious ankle injury, which kept him out for several months.

Madueke made his comeback at PSV at the end of October and he will undoubtedly hope that the year 2023 will finally herald his breakthrough.

PSV renewed Madueke’s deal a year and a half ago and the winger is still under contract with the Eindhoven team until the summer of 2025.

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