Chelsea are keen on a deal to bring Marcus Thuram to the Premier League in the January transfer window, Fabrizio Romano has revealed.
The France international is out of contract at the end of the season and could leave Borussia Monchengladbach in the January window.
Chelsea are eyeing up an attacker, with Mykhailo Mudryk also linked, as Graham Potter wants to add some attacking firepower to his struggling side.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Romano confirmed Chelsea’s interest in the Frenchman, and revealed that they will look to make a move for him in this window.
“Marcus Thuram, the French striker who is available on a free in the summer because he will 100% not extend the contract with Borussia Monchengladbach, he’s on Chelsea’s list,” he stated.
“It’s confirmed, Chelsea are exploring this possibility. They are having some contacts to understand the conditions of the deal, to sign the player now, in January.”
If Chelsea can secure Thuram’s signature for a reasonable fee, it would be a very smart piece of business in this current market.
Attacking players have been heavily priced in the market recently, with Antony moving to Man United for around £86m and Shakhtar Donestk asking for a similar amount for Mudryk.
Given his contract situation, the fee for Thuram, who keeps “defences on their toes”, is unlikely to be anywhere near this number, and he would arrive as an international forward with experience in the Champions League.
If he hits the ground running, he could prove to be one of the bargain signings of the season, and could give Potter a much-needed boost as they hunt for a top-four spot.