Report: Chelsea could now pay £8.5m to sign ‘brutal’ player Arsenal were looking for in January

Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea have now been linked with Ivan Fresneda, a player Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal wanted to sign in January and who appears to still be interested.

Accordingly ESPNChelsea are interested in signing Ivan Fresneda from Real Valladolid in the summer transfer window.

Chelsea are looking to sign Arsenal-linked Ivan Fresneda

The report claimed that Barcelona are also interested in Fresneda, adding that West Ham United are considering making an offer for the 18-year-old right-back by the deadline.

ESPN has reported that Arsenal “inquired” about the teenager in the January transfer window.

Chelsea have been following Fresneda for some time and would have no problem paying the transfer fee of between €8m and €10m (£6.84), according to the report.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano said At Caught offside this week that Arsenal “have been following Ivan Fresneda for a long time”.

Ivan Fresneda
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Mundo Deportivo reported last month on Arsenal’s interest in signing Fresneda this summer.

Jurrien Timber is currently injured and for less than £9m Fresneda would be a good addition to the Arsenal team.

Interestingly, Chelsea right-back Reece James has done so a hamstring injury at the moment.

James has also had injury problems in recent years.

So Fresneda, who was described as “fantastic” and “brutal” by former Valladolid head coach Pacheta Mundo Deportivo in January 2023 would be a good signing for Chelsea, especially for just £8.55m.

And the former Premier League and UEFA Champions League winner could afford the transfer fee it would take to sign the teenager.

Fresneda made 18 starts and four substitute appearances for Valladolid in La Liga last season.

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