Chelsea Join Spurs In ‘Moving’ To Sign Striker Who Has Scored 24 Goals In 38 Games This Season

Chelsea are interested in signing Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez, according to the Corriere Dello Sport.

The Italian newspaper reports that the Blues are “moving around” the Mexican international as they consider a bid during the summer transfer window.

Gimenez has had a good season in front of goal, having scored 24 times in 38 appearances for Feyenoord. He looks on course to surpass the 28 he bagged last campaign when his side won the Eredivisie title.

It should be pointed out that the 22-year-old has been less prolific since the turn of the year, but many believe he has the potential to become even more lethal in the future.

Chelsea will have competition for Gimenez

The Corriere Dello Sport claim that Tottenham, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Napoli are also weighing up offers for the forward.

Ironically, Napoli’s interest in Gimenez is believed to have been triggered by the acceptance that Victor Osimhen will leave the Serie A champions at the end of the season. The Nigerian international has also been heavily linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge.

Feyenoord are expected to demand a modest fee for their player

Back in October, respected journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed the Mexican’s asking price and it wasn’t a huge sum of money:

“We know very well that many top clubs around Europe are keeping an eye on the boy [Gimenez]. From what I’m hearing, something around €45million (£39million) could be the right fee to make it happen.”

Considering Chelsea are being mindful of the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability rules, Gimenez could be seen as a more realistic target than someone like Osimhen, who reportedly has a release clause worth between €120m (£103m) and €130m (£111m).

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.