Chelsea to make attractive £86m bid for La Liga superstar

EPL By: Uche Duru | 17/07/2017

Chelsea are sheer keen on getting a striker on board Stamford Bridge.

If reports in Calciomercato via Sportskeeda are to be believed, Chelsea are all set to make a stunning return to the transfer market spotlight. While best advised to be taken with a pinch of salt, the website reports that the Premier League champions are all set to meet Belgian sensation Yannick Carrasco’s whopping release clause of £86 million to lure the winger-cum-forward from Atletico Madrid. 

While Diego Costa is reportedly on his way to Atletico Madrid, Antonio Conte is still struggling to find a better replacement for the striker and is willing to break the bank to lure one of the hottest football sensations to Stamford Bridge. 

Yannick Ferreira Carrasco started off in his native Belgium with stints at the Diegem Sport and Genk youth setups before moving to that cradle of modern footballing talent Monaco in 2010 aged 17. He broke through to the Monaco senior team in 2012; playing 105 games and scoring 20.

In 2015, Atletico Madrid swept in with a reported €20 million to bring him to the Spanish capital where he has flourished on the wings of Diego Simeone’s fighting unit.