Transfer Talk: Mexico's Edson Alvarez to leave Ajax if Chelsea return with new deal in winter



Posted Saturday, September 03, 2022 by ESPN

Transfer Talk: Mexico's Edson Alvarez to leave Ajax if Chelsea return with new deal in winter
Edson Alvarez could be heading to Chelsea in the winter.

Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez will be granted his wish to join Chelsea if they return for his signature in the winter transfer window, according to De Telegraaf.

The 24-year-old Mexico midfielder was keen to make the switch to Stamford Bridge on deadline day, but his move was blocked as Ajax looked to consolidate a squad that had already parted ways with several key players over the summer.

With moves such as Antony and Lisandro Martinez to Manchester United, Ryan Gravenberch to Bayern Munich, and Sebastien Haller to Borussia Dortmund, it would have created difficulty for manager Alfred Schreuder to balance Alvarez's potential departure and his squad depth.

ESPN revealed that the Blues had tabled a €50 million proposal for the El Tri star after identifying him as an alternative to Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong. However, with the Eredivisie transfer market closing one day earlier than in Europe's top leagues, Ajax would have been left unable to find a replacement for Alvarez.

It is understood that if Chelsea return to the negotiating table for Alvarez in January, he will be allowed to leave for London.

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