Julian Alvarez offered to Chelsea as Manchester City star eyes exit – Sources

Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Julian Alvarez from Manchester City, sources have told TheSportzine. PSG and Atletico Madrid are keen on the forward, while Barcelona are keeping tabs on the situation.

Julian Alvarez is keen on playing regularly and his agents are working to get the Argentine a new club this summer. Chelsea are among the clubs first contacted, as the forward is keen on staying in England.

Manchester City signed the 24-year-old for £14 million from River Plate in 2022, but his chances have been limited up front, with Erling Haaland being the #1 choice at Etihad. Sources suggest that Alvarez has already informed Pep Guardiola, but the Premier League champions are yet to accept his request.

Atletico Madrid see Alvarez as the perfect replacement for Memphis Depay, who is set to leave this month. PSG are also interested and are willing to offer him the #9 role following the departure of Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid.

Sources aware of the situation have reported that Alvarez wants to seal the transfer before Copa America begins this month. However, he is willing to wait for the right offer if asked to wait with Barcelona said to be desperate in sorting funds before making a move.

Chelsea are in the market for a striker and have been scouting Benjamin Sesko extensively for the last 15 months. The RB Leipzig star remains the club’s top target despite reports that Arsenal have agreed personal terms with him.

Reports elsewhere suggest that Manchester City will ask for around £80 million for Alvarez. Chelsea are aware that Sesko is available for €65 million (release clause) but could end up paying a premium to pay the fee in installments.

Arsenal and Manchester United are also keen on the RB Leipzig star but have no plans to get close to the release clause. The Gunners opened formal talks last week but were had their first offer of £43.5 million pushed back swiftly by the Bundesliga club.

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