Chelsea strike summer Malo Gusto deal
Premier League giants Chelsea have clinched an agreement over the addition of a long-standing target ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports.
The player tipped to take his talents to Stamford Bridge upon the close of the campaign? Malo Gusto.
It is of course common knowledge that the powers that be in west London remain on the lookout for fresh blood on the right flank.
This comes as first-choice option Reece James continues to struggle in his ongoing battle to maintain fitness.
One of a number of leading options identified by the Chelsea brass, in turn, comes in the form of the aforementioned Gusto.
The 19-year-old has been viewed as one of the up-and-coming stars of the French game for several years now, with his performances across the season to date, in particular, having caught the eye.
Negotiations between the respective boards at Stamford Bridge and the Groupama Stadium, in turn, were kicked into gear earlier this month.
The hopes of the Chelsea faithful appeared to have been dealt a hammer blow this week, however, upon Lyon making public the fact that Gusto will not be granted a departure before the month is out.
As alluded to above, though, on Friday, a compromise appears to have been found.
The info comes courtesy of French journalist Fabrice Hawkins, who has revealed that an agreement has been put in place for the talented young defender to make the move to west London.
Gusto’s arrival, however, will not take place until the summer, with the French youth international set to remain on loan in his home country for the remainder of the term.
🚨 Accord entre Chelsea et Lyon pour le transfert de Malo gusto🇫🇷. Il va signer en Angleterre puis sera prêté dans la foulée à Lyon jusqu’à la fin de la saison. pic.twitter.com/3sYs83YZWg
— Fabrice Hawkins (@FabriceHawkins) January 27, 2023