Chelsea are interested in signing Porto winger Luis Diaz, according to reports in the Portuguese media.
The agents of the Colombian are said to be on their way to the UK for talks with interested clubs, with both the Blues and Tottenham said to be the player’s main suitors.
However, Diaz has an €80m (£68m) release clause, and fans on Twitter don’t think Diaz is a player they should be going after, especially if Porto demand that clubs pay his buyout fee:
— Brandon Stacey⭐️⭐️ (@brandonstacey88) August 23, 2021
He’s very good but too expensive and also won’t make sense with our amount of forwards
— Pys (@CFCPys) August 23, 2021
He was good against us but he have so much wingers we don't need him
— CfC821919 (@NathanC151437) August 23, 2021
WE can get him for a lot cheaper
— Dike (@Dike53854542) August 23, 2021
We only interested but not sure we’ll go for him this season or even next season but you never know
— Ali ?? (@TheBeardedRauI) August 23, 2021
We dont need him + wtf is that price
— Georgi (@Georgi61558429) August 23, 2021
— Ashish CFC (@ashishtorres) August 23, 2021
He’s good but €80m is too much
— ₁₀?? (@DebbyChelsea10) August 23, 2021
Doesn't make sense with amount of wingers we have!
— CFC Vijay (@vjleo94) August 23, 2021
Diaz did impress when he came up against Chelsea in the Champions League last season, while he also put in some standout performances for Colombia at the Copa America.
Even so, you would think that signing a winger would not be a priority for manager Thomas Tuchel. The Blues are thought to be targeting a centre-back and, possibly, a midfielder before the transfer window closes later this month.