Chelsea have reportedly agreed to meet Inter Milan’s demands for Matias Vecino, as they look to add new faces ahead of the 2020/21 season
After missing out on any new signings in the January transfer window despite seeing their transfer ban lifted, the Blues are preparing for a summer spending spree to reinforce Franck Lampard’s squad.
The English manager was angry with Chelsea chiefs for failing to bring him a single player from his wishlist last month and has urged the club not to repeat the same mistake in the summer.
As reported by the Daily Express, the London outfit will fork out £23million to snap up Inter’s Matias Vecino, who is one of Lampard’s top targets for the upcoming transfer session.
Chelsea set to complete £23m transfer of Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino in summer move. [Sunday Express] pic.twitter.com/E5iulQTBTs— Chelsea News ®️ (@CFCNewsReport) February 16, 2020
The Nerazzurri are ready to sell the 28-year-old midfielder to fund Antonio Conte’s transfer plans, and the final details of the deal seem to be a formality at this point.
Vecino will, therefore, follow in the footsteps of Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech through the Stamford Bridge doors ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, with three more players expected to join Chelsea at the end of the season.
The Uruguay international has spent the last seven years in Serie A. He featured for Fiorentina, Cagliari, and Empoli before joining Inter in summer 2017.
Lampard continues to monitor the Borussia Dortmund prodigy Jadon Sancho but faces stiff competition from the Premier League bitter rivals Manchester United.
With Willian’s future in London hanging in the air, the Pensioners will probably need to sign a new winger in the summer and are reportedly ready to launch a massive bid to land the former Manchester City youth academy product.