FORWARD MARCH Chelsea ‘agree £42million Jhon Duran transfer’ with Aston Villa after striker pushed for Stamford Bridge move

Duran isn't only star who could soon leave Villa in huge move

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2024 by

CHELSEA have reportedly agreed a sensational £42million deal to sign Jhon Duran from Aston Villa.

Stunning reports from the striker's native Colombia claim the Blues have struck a fee after previously targeting Duran in January.

FORWARD MARCH Chelsea ‘agree £42million Jhon Duran transfer’ with Aston Villa after striker pushed for Stamford Bridge move
Chelsea have reportedly agreed a £42m deal to sign Jhon Duran from Aston Villa Credit: Getty

The 20-year-old is said to be pushing for the Stamford Bridge switch.

And he is already reckoned to be in contract talks with Chelsea as a move intensifies.

Duran only joined Villa 18 months ago from MLS outfit Chicago Fire.

He's netted eight goals in 49 games at Villa Park.

And Duran was the subject of strong interest from Chelsea in January.

The Blues opted against a winter move despite Armando Broja's Fulham loan and Christopher Nkunku's latest injury setback.

But Colombian outlet En La Jugada RCN claims a deal to take Duran to London is finally in the making.

Villa are said to have accepted a deal worth £42m for the young forward.

Unai Emery has made no secret of his side's need to sell, despite their fourth-place finish and subsequent Champions League qualification.

Ollie Watkins is the clear first-choice striker in the Midlands.

And Duran could find opportunities easier to come by under Enzo Maresca, who currently has just Nicolas Jackson to rely upon.

Duran may not be the only player leaving Villa this summer.

Reports in Italy claim Juventus have struck a deal for Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz.

It's reckoned the Serie A giants will hand over cash, plus two players in Winston McKennie and Samuel Iling-Jr, to get the move done.

Villa are also expected to listen to offers for Diego Carlos.

But they will be making signings too, and are hoping to close a £5m deal for Luton's Ross Barkley soon.

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