Nicolas Jackson to Chelsea transfer latest: Release clause activated, terms agreed, huge interest
Chelsea transfer news: A move for Nicolas Jackson is being eyed by the Blues this summer transfer window, with the Villarreal youngster monitored by several clubs
Chelsea‘s search for a striker continues this summer as the west London outfit look to improve upon their poor goal-scoring season last time out. The Blues managed just 38 goals in 38 Premier League games, finishing a disappointing campaign in mid-table after a number of changes on and off the pitch.
New head coach Mauricio Pochettino can’t afford another poor season, with the side outside of Europe for the next year. With that in mind, a whole host of changes are expected throughout the squad, with an emphasis on exits for some and youthful players taking their place.
The latest star to be linked with a switch is Villarreal striker Nicolas Jackson, who has been monitored by a whole host of top clubs. With that said, here’s a look at the latest on Chelsea’s move for the youngster.
Release clause triggered
Chelsea have activated the release clause of Nicolas Jackson in his Villarreal contract, according to Fabrizio Romano. As a result, the Blues are set to pay €35million (£30million) but are discussing the installments the transaction will be paid in as other clubs circle a deal.
The contract is also said to be a long-term one, potentially solving Chelsea’s goal scoring troubles for the season ahead.
Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Nicolas Jackson over a switch to Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks, reports The Athletic. The youngster has committed to the move, with the Blues looking to strike a deal with Villarreal to get the transfer over the line before other clubs are involved.
Chelsea are showing interest in a move for Villarreal striker Nicolas Jackson this summer, according to a report from Fabrizio Romano. The 21-year-old scored 12 goals in 26 La Liga appearances last season, able to play across the front three and is garnering interest from a whole host of other teams too.