This was reported by CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs. Caught Outside that Chelsea technical director Christopher Wivell is a big fan of RB Leipzig star Dominik Soboslaj.
A well-known and respected journalist has stated that Chelsea want to sign the 22-year-old Hungarian attacking midfielder from RB Leipzig in the summer transfer window.
Jacobs said: “Dominik Soboslai has been in touch with various top clubs in the Premier League from time to time. Chelsea is the last one.
And it is true that scouts were sent for him. Chelsea technical director Christopher Wivell is a big fan and knows him well from his time at Leipzig.
“There is no guarantee that Leipzig will sell this summer unless the release clause is activated. Soboslai signed a contract until 2026.
Chelsea also have to decide where he fits. Luckily, Soboslai is extremely versatile. But adding a playmaker or attacking midfielder is not Chelsea’s top priority given how many options they have in that area.
“And the fact that Soboslai can play on the left doesn’t help either, given that Mikhail Mudryk just arrived in January and Raheem Sterling is committed to Chelsea and is considered very important to the project.
Chelsea really need a defensive midfielder and some strikeouts before they improve further.
Atlético Madrid have also been eyeing Soboslaj (and showing interest since his days at Salzburg), as have Newcastle United, who are still looking to strengthen their midfield and are exploring many options.
“I was told that Soboslai spoke in some detail about life in England to his close friend Erling Haaland, with whom he was in Salzburg. They still communicate via FaceTime.”