Chelsea enter 3 horse race with Arsenal and Roma for Leverkusen’s Bailey
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Chelsea have joined Arsenal and Roma in the race for exciting Bayer Leverkusen attacker Leon Bailey.
The newspaper claims that the Italian giants have entered the fray having missed out on Bordeaux star Malcolm, who was snatched from under their noses by Barcelona this week.
Barcelona’s pursuit of Malcolm was a direct result of Chelsea setting a 70m pounds price tag for Wiilianthat the Spanish champions were not willing to meet.
The Mirror reported earlier this year that Bailey is valued at 100m pounds by Bayer Leverkusen.
The Jamaican scored 12 goals and registered 6 assists in 34 games for Heiko Herrlich’s side last season.
A winger is one of the few positions of need that Arsenal haven’t addressed so far this summer, so it makes sense for them to be linked with someone of Bailey’s quality.
Chelsea, on the other hand, seem to be keeping Willian now, as well as having Pedro, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses on the books. Any purchase of Bailey would be an investment in the future, as well as being good business in the short-term, as at just 20 years of age the Jamaican’s best days are still ahead of him.
Roma’s interest complicates things, with the Italians surely keen to complete a deal as quickly as possible following the Malcolm mishap. This one seems to make sense for Arsenal and Roma, not so much for the Blue.
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