Chelsea are willing to meet Sevilla’s €40million valuation for midfielder Vitolo, and will contact the La Liga side in the “next few days” in order to discuss a possible transfer, according to Marca.
The Spanish newspaper reports that the winger was close to a switch to Atletico Madrid but the Spanish side’s transfer ban has essentially put the brakes on any move happening this summer.
When the transfer to Atletico was on the cards, Sevilla president Jose Castro made it very clear to Atletico that they would have to meet Vitolo’s €40m release clause if they wanted to sign the 27 year old, and it seems Chelsea will be told the same thing.
Marca suggest however that Chelsea may consider including either striker Michy Batshuayi or defender Kurt Zouma in their offer for Vitolo in order to reduce the asking price. Both players are known to be Sevilla targets and it may help if one of these two players was included for negotiations to run smoothly.