Chelsea considering Archie Gray swoop, express interest

Chelsea are keen on signing Archie Gray from Leeds United. After last season, Enzo Maresca was a big admirer of the midfielder.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Leeds United teenager Archie Gray has emerged as a firm target for Chelsea as they prepare for the new season. The midfield sensation could be seen as a big addition by those in charge of the Stamford Bridge outfit, with Leeds reportedly demanding at least £30 million to sign him.

Chelsea are keen on Archie Gray

Chelsea are pushing ahead with some progressive summer transfer plans, as they are now angling a move for Leeds United’s Archie Gray. This comes along with their interest in Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, as the Blues have already made a bid for the Leicester City midfielder.

From their intent over these two transfers, it appears Chelsea wants both, which may lead to further speculation regarding the future of Conor Gallagher. The midfielder does want to stay and believes he will not be forced out of the club under any circumstances, although those conditions could swiftly change if the Blues bring in either or both of Dewsbury-Hall and Gray.

Meanwhile, new boss Enzo Maresca is the driving force behind these signings, especially Dewsbury-Hall, whom he managed at Leicester City last season. He also has a good enough knowledge about Gray, as he remains a big admirer of the Leeds United star.

Leeds United reportedly want £30 million for the midfielder, as they are aware of the many clubs keeping track of the teenage sensation. Chelsea are effectively trying to tie up a move early on to avoid getting dragged into a transfer battle for the midfielder.

Chelsea continue to pursue young, emerging stars

Beyond the duo mentioned above, Chelsea is also closing in on many other deals, although these will likely be announced after the June 30 PSR-enforced deadline. Aston Villa teenager Omari Kellyman seems to have a foot inside the door at Stamford Bridge, while they have also agreed on personal terms with Aaron Anselmino of Boca Juniors.

They have also triggered Barcelona talent Marc Guiu’s release clause, and he will reportedly sign a six-year deal at Stamford Bridge. The club is trying to recruit many more young talents, including Gray, as it continues on its quest to build a team with a core of young players who can sustain 75-80 games a season.

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