BREAKING: Chelsea agree personal terms with World Cup striker

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According to The Athletic, Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Villarreal striker Nicolas Jackson.

The 21 year old striker, who represented Senegal at the World Cup, has a €35million (£29.8m) release clause in his Villarreal contract.

Chelsea intend to negotiate with the La Liga club to complete the deal and bring the Senegal international to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Jackson joined Villarreal in 2019 and, after progressing through their youth ranks, made his La Liga debut in 2021.

Jackson finished the 2022-23 season strongly, netting nine goals in his side’s final eight La Liga matches.