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Jesus Corona has reportedly drew the attention of the Premier League giants, his agent claims, while his reported €30 million (£27m) clause makes him an interesting summer option for the Blues.
Corona, 27, joined Porto from Twente in 2015 and is already an established first-team member, having accumulated 142 league appearances, one domestic title and a Portuguese Supercup title with the Dragons. He is also a regular Mexico international.
His relatively low €30 million release clause also makes things interesting for the Blues, and his ability to operate at several positions, both in offense and defense means Chelsea will certainly be keeping a closer eye on things during the summer.
His agent Matias Bunge certainly confirmed as much in an interview with Medio Tiempo: “There were a lot of rumours about my client, but we held discussions with Chelsea, that I can say. Things are now a little quiet in light of the pandemic, but I believe we will have a clear picture of everything as soon as football resumes.”
Alexis Sanchez joined Inter in January on a six-month loan deal in an attempt to reignite his career following a largely unsuccessful stint at Manchester United. He has so far failed to achieve that, with the coronavirus pandemic certainly not helping his efforts.
Time is running out and as the Italian top flight approaches resumption, sporting director Piero Ausilio will have some difficult questions to answer come the end of the season. For now, he is stopping short of giving definitive response, telling Sky Sport Italia: “Sanchez will be with us until the season ends, it’s as simple as that. After that we’ll see.”
“Everything will be discussed between us and Manchester United when the time comes. As for now, there will still be multiple chances for Alexis to show what he is capable of.”
The Spaniard has been a revelation for the Wolves this season, grabbing four goals from the wing as well as helping himself to a fine haul of seven assists in what has been a spectacular breakthrough season for him.
Seyi Olofinjana has confirmed that the exit door is open for Traore, as much as anyone else in their club. With Wolves’ growth evident throughout the years, their players have seen their stock grow this season and thus have been linked with moves to several domestic and European giants.
Former Barcelona and Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore is a fine example of that. His lightning quick pace and muscular build have coupled to a devastating effect this campaign and has helped him evolve into a key player within the team so it is only natural that his future is now much speculated upon.
Chief loan officer and former Wolves player Olofinjana has had his say on the situation, clarifying that Adama is the master of his own destiny, with final decision lying with the players themselves should they wish to look for a new environment.
“He has truly blossomed this year. Pace, agility, goals, running up and down the pitch, he has been faultless at times and is finally getting the recognition we all agree he deserves,” he said to Goal.
“As for him moving to another club, this is a matter to be discussed when the league ends. Naturally, we leave the decision to them, if they find themselves a better opportunity, then we review everything and see if it it’s everybody’s best interest.”
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