Chelsea are planning a move for Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi. Spain international has earned praise for his displays and it could be a matter of time before he secures a big move away from the club. Martin graduated through the ranks at Real Sociedad and debuted in La Liga back in 2019.
Since then Zubimendi has grown pretty big in stature and has nailed down a permanent spot in the starting lineup. The 23-year-old midfielder was overlooked by Luis Enrique for the World cup squad but with the coach’s departure following Spain’s disappointing World Cup run, he could expect some positive things going forward.
The Spanish midfielder is lining up to be the perfect heir to Busquets in the national setup but he needs to beat the likes of Rodri to gain that platform. The London giants are set to revamp their midfield and they could lose both Kante and Jorginho in the summer.
Chelsea have already initiated negotiations with his entourage but they might have to break the £50m barrier in an order to convince the side. The London giants are also tracking the progress of Declan Rice but the West Ham United midfielder wouldn’t come cheap and the Spaniard could be an alternative option.
A winter move looks unlikely although the club might not wait till summer as they might just lose the leverage. The midfielder has a release clause to the tune of £51.4m but the Blues are aware of the fact that a deal could be done at a much lesser price.