Chelsea place multiple bids on young Atlético Madrid striker

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There is no debate that Chelsea FC is after a young and dynamic striker to pair with Nicholas Jackson to lead the line next season. Amid the rumors for Aston Villa’s Jhon Durán and RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Šeško, this has almost been a known fact to the general public. Although, in the last 48 hours there have been briefings that have brought a new prospect to light.

Samu Omorodion of Atlético Madrid is the new target man, according to Fabrizio Romano. Fabrizio also talks about how Chelsea has actually already had a bid of €30m plus add-ons up to €40m rejected by Atlético. That was on June 18th and as of writing on June 21st Chelsea has had in excess of three bids rejected with the latest bid rumoring around £42.2m according to Matteo Moreno of SOS Fanta in Italy.

Clearly, Atlético have a priority to keep Omorodion and see him fitting into their squad next season. With rumors swirling around a potential exit of the Spaniard Álvaro Morata and always clubs looming for Antoine Griezmann, it will certainly be tough to lure Omorodion to Stamford Bridge.

What would Chelsea be getting in Samu Omorodion?

Samu Omorodion is an Atlético Madrid player but spent last season on loan at Alaves. He bagged eight league goals last season and has shown flashes of immense talent. The young Spaniard is only twenty years old and his talent is through the roof, a showing at a bigger club with better service and coaching could do him wonders. He’s got a furious pace and is big at 6’4. Here is a video of some of his highlights from last season at Alaves:

Fabrizio Romano also notes that Chelsea will only bring in one of Jhon Durán or Samu Omorodion not both, and that the club is still “working” on a deal and contact is still being taken place. Fabrizio also indicated that in order for a deal to be done for Durán with Aston Villa there would have to be a player swap deal agreed to. David Datro Fofana and Ian Maatsen have been rumored as potential options for that swap deal.

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