Chelsea are reportedly on the verge of signing Cole Palmer after reaching an agreement with Manchester City on a cost.
Palmer, who had been a periphery part of the first squad since coming into the senior system, appeared to make his debut on the big stage earlier this month.
The England Under-21 international scored a fantastic solo goal against Arsenal in the Community Shield, and he also scored against Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup.
Palmer, on the other hand, has not played since that victory on August 16, being an unused substitute against Newcastle United and Sheffield United.
Despite the fact that Pep Guardiola only recently brought in Jeremy Doku as a fresh attacker for the flank, and despite City being far from impressive in both games.
Cole Palmer to Chelsea – A Done Deal
With three years remaining on his contract, it was expected that Palmer would stay at the Etihad Stadium and play regularly under Guardiola.
Instead, negotiations with the Spaniard appear to have resulted in the 21-year-old seeing his future elsewhere, with Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United keeping an eye on the situation.
Nonetheless, transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano believes Palmer is on the verge of completing an unusual move to Chelsea.
On Wednesday morning, reports surfaced indicating that the Blues had selected Palmer as a prospective addition ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.
Within hours of the initial allegation, it was stated that a £35 million offer had been rejected, before Chelsea purportedly agreed terms with their City counterparts.
The West Londoners are rumoured to be willing to pay £40 million plus £5 million in add-ons for Palmer, who has consented to the move and will now have a medical.
Although head coach Mauricio Pochettino maintained at a news conference on Wednesday night that he “knew nothing” about any developments with Palmer, the Argentine has allegedly given his OK to the signing.
Palmer is set to leave his boyhood club after contributing six goals and two assists in 41 appearances across all competitions. Palmer quickly became an option in the final third for Chelsea due to their relative lack of depth in that area.
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