Reports from the Netherlands have stated that Chelsea tried to make a last minute grab for Cody Gakpo’s signature.
According to Eindhovens Dagblad, there was interest from Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea officials also making an offer for Gakpo.
The Blues were reluctant to meet PSV’s full asking price and were only willing to offer a package totalling €40million (£35.4m), according to the report, which was rejected by the Dutch side.
Liverpool managed to seal the deal having agreed a package worth an initial £37m which could rise to £45m with add-ons.
It’s been widely known that Chelsea have been looking for an attacker and today announced a deal to sign David Datro Fofana from Molde.
Many fans were aware of the interest from Manchester United, but this late dash from Chelsea was something that was kept under wraps.
Todd Boehly has been busy assembling an array of players for Chelsea since the takeover from Roman Abrahamovic in the summer, with the likes of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly some of the high profile names who have already made their way to the club.