Chelsea attempted late move for Sofyan Amrabat

Chelsea were reportedly keen on signing Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat during the January transfer window.

According to a report from Daily Mail, Chelsea tried to sign Morocco international midfielder Sofyan Amrabat on loan last month.

Apparently, Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly made a late move to sign the 26-year-old midfielder on loan from Fiorentina. But the Serie A club refused to let him leave on a temporary basis and demanded a substantial fee for a permanent transfer.

Furthermore, the Italian club had a spat with the Chelsea co-owner as well for turning up late and trying to sign a key player on a loan deal. Chelsea eventually signed the Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez instead. Fiorentina even rejected an offer from Barcelona for the 26-year-old.

Amrabat was outstanding for his country at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, helping Morocco reach the semi-finals of the competition. The 26-year-old’s combative displays in Qatar earned plaudits from all around the globe, and he was linked with clubs like Liverpool as well. It will be interesting to see if the 26-year-old can secure a move away from Fiorentina at the end of the season.

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There is no doubt that Amrabat deserves to play at a higher level. And he has the quality to thrive in the Premier League. Chelsea managed to replace Jorginho with Enzo Fernandez. But they could lose N’Golo Kante in the summer. It will be interesting to see if they decide to return for Amrabat at the end of the season.

Graham Potter needs to bring in central midfield reinforcements, and Amrabat would be a quality acquisition. The 26-year-old is at the peak of his career right now and could make an immediate impact at Stamford bridge.

The midfielder has the physical and technical attributes to adapt to English football. Meanwhile, Amrabat will be hoping to play for a bigger club in the coming months, and it will be interesting to see if he can secure a move to the Premier League.

The opportunity to join a club like Chelsea is likely to be an attractive proposition for the player, and it remains to be seen how the situation develops. As for Chelsea, they will be hoping that their considerable outlay during the January transfer window can now help them improve during the second half of the season and secure Champions League qualification.

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