You can only join Chelsea – Club tells 22 year old midfielder

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According to The Mirror, Sporting Lisbon have told 22 year old midfielder Manuel Ugarte that he can only join Chelsea this summer.

The report also adds that Chelsea have offered an eight year contract to the Uruguayan midfielder.

Chelsea’s offer to buy Ugarte also reportedly includes a proposal to buy a minority stake in Sporting Lisbon. Chelsea have offered to pay the transfer fee for Ugarte in installments to help the club not go against UEFA’s Financial Fair Play.

Chelsea’s offer for Ugarte which includes an eye-catching proposal to buy a minority stake in Sporting Lisbon have seen Chelsea move ahead of Paris Saint-Germain in the race for the Uruguayan midfielder.

Chelsea’s new boss Mauricio Pochettino is a major fan of Ugarte and there is an intention to partner him with Enzo Fernandez in midfield.