Chelsea have formed a really exciting young squad since BlueCo took over as the new owners, with Clearlake Capital at the helm. However, they have seen captain Reece James linked to a possible move to Real Madrid in the future, and Fabrizio Romano has clarified the situation.
Reece James’ Future at Chelsea Clarified Amid Real Madrid Links
Are Chelsea Really Considering Selling James?
Romano states that the future of the English full-back is “Something to clarify,” and it’s important to understand that the London giants consider him a crucial player for their future project.
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The journalist adds that there is the belief that James’ potential is still substantial – and that is why those at Chelsea want him to be fully involved with their project. That is why he was made their club captain in the summer and why not only Mauricio Pochettino – but those at the board level also feel that he will be a vital player in the future.
Real Madrid could be interested in him to replace the ageing Dani Carvajal as they aim to add more quality to their squad. However, the journalist adds that at the moment, the situation around the future of James is quiet. He is focusing on doing his best for his childhood club after signing a long-term contract with them last year.
Does Chelsea Have Any Plans to Make Signings in January?
Despite spending a lot of money in the summer transfer window, Chelsea might look to delve back into the transfer market in the January window. They have been linked to Brentford striker Ivan Toney and could make a move for the English striker, whose ban will finish in the new year.
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While they will look to improve the squad by making signings, one of Chelsea’s biggest ambitions will surely be to keep their most important players at the club. That includes resisting interest for captain James, who was hailed as “sublime” last season and has made just four appearances this campaign due to injury issues.