Chelsea have made a €30m (£26m) bid for Club Brugge winger Antonio Nusa, according to Het Nieuwsblad reporter Pieter-Jan Calcoen.
The journalist claims that the Blues are trying to tempt the Norwegian into moving to Stamford Bridge with their “offer” for the forward ahead of tonight’s deadline:
— Pieter-Jan Calcoen (@PJCalcoen) September 1, 2023
Nusa has stated in the past that he is looking to stay with Club Brugge for at least one more season but this proposal from Chelsea will make him think twice about remaining in Belgium.
The 18-year-old has spent the last two seasons with his current team but, despite making 44 appearances during that period, he has mostly been used from the bench.
Why are Chelsea interested in signing Nusa?
Sporting directors Lawrence Stewart and Paul Winstanley have been targeting young talent across the world all summer, with seven players under 20 years of age (Angelo Gabriel, Deivid Washington, Lesley Ugochukwu, Romeo Lavia, Alex Matos, Ishe Samuels-Smith and Diego Moreira) having been recruited.
If Nusa were to join, he is unlikely to be part of the first-team squad straight away. The Norwegian Under 21 international would probably be loaned out to Strasbourg, either now or in January.
Are Chelsea likely to sign anyone else on deadline day?
Cole Palmer’s £45m move from Manchester City has been officially announced this morning, and there could also be another addition in the coming hours.
The Blues are interested in signing Corinthians midfielder Gabriel Moscardo. They have already had a €20m (£17m) bid knocked back for the 17-year-old but it is believed an improved offer totalling €25m (£21.5m) could be enough to seal his signature.