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    Chelsea's Pursuit of Samu Omorodion Hits a Snag: Atletico Madrid Rejects their recent bid.

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    Chelsea's Pursuit of Samu Omorodion Hits a Snag: Atletico Madrid Rejects their recent bid.
    • June 19, 2024 • 1 month ago
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    Atletico Madrid reject 34 million offer from Chelsea for 20-year-old striker Samu Omorodion.

    The summer transfer window is heating up, and Chelsea is on the hunt for a new striker to bolster their attack. Enzo Maresca, the Blues' manager, has set his sights on several targets, but one of the top priorities is Samu Omorodion, the talented Atletico Madrid forward.

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    Samu Omorodion

    He transferred from Granada to Atletico Madrid on 21st August 2023 and signed a five year deal with the club. He spent last season on loan at La liga side Alavez

    However, it seems that Chelsea's initial bid of £34 million has been rejected by the Spanish club, who are determined to keep Samu Omorodion beyond this summer.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, one of the most reliable sources in the football world, Chelsea offered a substantial sum for Samu Omorodion, but Atletico Madrid is unwilling to let him go without a fight. The Spanish club values Samu Omorodion highly, and it's no surprise given his impressive performance last season. In 35 games, he scored 9 goals, provided one assist, and created 18 chances, showcasing his potential to become a top-class striker.

    Chelsea's interest in Samu Omorodion is understandable, given his skillset and age. At just 20, he has already demonstrated his capabilities in La Liga, and his physicality and technical ability make him an attractive prospect for the Premier League. However, it seems that Atletico Madrid is not willing to sell without a significant increase in the offer.

    If Chelsea fails to secure Samu Omorodion's signature, they may revive their interest in Jhon Duran, the Aston Villa striker who has impressed Unai Emery, the Aston Villa boss. However, Unai Emery is keen to keep Jhon Duran, who he believes has "amazing potential," and may only consider selling him if Aston Villa can secure a deal for Conor Gallagher or Ian Maatsen in return.

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    Jhon Duran

    The transfer saga is far from over, and Chelsea's pursuit of Samu Omorodion and Jhon Duran highlights Chelsea's need to get a top striker before the next Premier League season kicks off. With the new season fast approaching, Enzo Maresca and his team are working tirelessly to strengthen their squad, and the next few weeks will be crucial in shaping Chelsea's fortunes for the 2024/25 campaign.

    Chelsea's fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new striker to lead the line and bring success to the club. Will it be Samu Omorodion, Jhon Duran, or another surprise target? 

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