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Chelsea Expected To Trump Spurs And Arsenal In Race For Everton Star

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Chelsea Expected To Trump Spurs And Arsenal In Race For Everton Star

Chelsea are expected to trump Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal’s interest in Everton star Richarlison, according to reports.

The Brazilian could be set for a Goodison Park departure, with it believed that the Merseyside club will sell one of Richarlison or Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.

Scoring 11 goals and registering a further five assists in 32 matches, Richarlison was key to Frank Lampard’s side as they retained their place in the Premier League last season.

The impressive form has seen the 25-year-old linked with a move to both Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal this summer.

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However, the Independent now report that the interest in Richarlison is ‘currently expected to be trumped’ by Chelsea.

Richarlison netted against the Blues earlier in the season, bagging the only goal of the game at Goodison Park as the Toffees came out 1-0 winners in their fight for survival.

Richarlison in action against Chelsea at Goodison Park. (Alamy)
Richarlison in action against Chelsea at Goodison Park. (Alamy)

Chelsea were previously linked with Richarlison as a youngster, before the forward decided to join Watford from Fluminense in 2017.

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Tottenham are believed to be prepared to make a £50 million bid for the Brazilian, with it currently unclear as to whether Chelsea are willing to match this fee.

Romelu Lukaku is set for a Chelsea departure this summer, with a return to Inter Milan expected imminently.

The Belgian bagged just 15 goals in all competitions as he endured an underwhelming season at Stamford Bridge following his club-record signing.

Co-controlling Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is playing an instrumental part in talks with the Serie A side, agreeing to allow Lukaku to depart this summer.

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It remains unclear as to who will be brought in to replace the forward, with Richarlison the latest on a list of forward names linked with a Stamford Bridge switch in the summer window. 

Raheem Sterling has also been linked with a move to Chelsea. (Alamy)
Raheem Sterling has also been linked with a move to Chelsea. (Alamy)

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is a major target for the Blues, and the player is open to a move.

Pep Guardiola’s side are believed to be open to the move, with Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez arriving ahead of the new season.

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Ousmane Dembele has also been linked with a move but is thought to be waiting until after his holiday to make a final decision on his future.

However, both players are seen as more traditional wide-men, with Chelsea in the market for a ‘specialist replacement’ once Lukaku departs for Inter.

Robert Lewandowski has been previously linked but is thought to be set for a move to Barcelona.

Christopher Nkunku is another name to be circulated in the media despite a hefty price tag.

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Therefore, the Blues could look closer to home as they eye up a Premier League proven forward.

It remains to be seen as to who could be identified as this replacement, with interest in Richarlison hotting up.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Chelsea Transfer News & Rumours, Transfers, Richarlison, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Football, Premier League

Nick Emms
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