According to Spanish source Mundo Deportivo, Chelsea are still interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram this summer. The 25-year-old will be available on a free transfer when his contract expires in June, and the report claims that the Blues have the player on their agenda. It is also said that Thuram has been offered to Barcelona and other European clubs, so Chelsea will have to compete for his signature. The Frenchman has been in impressive form this season, scoring 14 goals and providing 4 assists in 23 appearances. However, Chelsea’s poor league season and their 11-point deficit to the top four could be a stumbling block in their pursuit of Thuram. Inter Milan and Juventus are also in the running to sign him, and they could become strong contenders if they can guarantee him Champions League football next season.
Chelsea FC have reportedly re-entered the market to sign Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram at the end of his contract in June.
The long-term admirers of the 25-year-old French star are believed to have been stimulated by the news that the player has been offered to Barcelona and other top European clubs.
Thuram has enjoyed an excellent season for the Bundesliga club this campaign, which has seen him bag 14 goals and 4 assists in 23 appearances. His scintillating form has made him one of the most sought-after strikers in world football this summer.
However, due to Chelsea’s poor league season and their 11-point deficit to the Premier League’s top four, taking part in the Champions League next season is highly unlikely. This could be a potential issue when the Blues take on their European counterparts in the race to sign Thuram.
Inter Milan and Juventus are believed to be amongst those in the running to secure the services of the experienced Frenchman in the forthcoming months. With both clubs in the top four of their respective divisions and looking likely to lock down elitist European football next season, they could be in pole position to sign Thuram.
It remains to be seen who, if anyone, will be successful in signing the striker. But with a strong market opening up, it would be a surprise if one of Europe’s elite clubs didn’t secure his signature by the start of the upcoming campaign.