Chelsea’s pursuit of Everton forward Richarlison has hit a stumbling block as the Merseysiders demand a substantial compensation fee to renounce the highly-rated youngster
The Toffees have slapped a whopping £80million price tag on the Brazilian hotshot trying to fend off interest from several potential suitors.
According to the British news outlet, Metro, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, and AC Milan are all standing in the line for the former Watford man.
However, the same source also states Chelsea have entered the race looking for a replacement for the outgoing Eden Hazard.
Although none of the Blues fans are ready to reconcile with a potential loss of their headline performer, Hazard’s departure from the Stamford Bridge seems more likely than ever.
Hence, the Pensioners have already started searching for the Belgian’s heir, and the name of Richarlison has popped up as a potential one.
Ever since his £40m arrival at Goodison Park, the 21-year-old has imposed himself as one of the most regular first-team members under the stewardship of Marco Silva.
But, after an impressive start of the Premier League campaign, the ex-Fluminense star has slowed down a bit and was omitted from the starting line-up against Manchester City in midweek.