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    Rumour Has It: Chelsea turn to Potter favourite Mac Allister as Fernandez alternative

    Chelsea are working on a reunion between manager Graham Potter and Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Alexis McAllister in January, which is estimated to cost around £60m.

    Mac Allister, 24, has been with Brighton since 2019 and is ending his most productive Premier League campaign after breaking into Potter’s top squad with 11 consecutive starts last season.

    His appearance, followed by a great start to the 2022-2023 season, did not go unnoticed as Mac Allister secured a place in Argentina’s World Cup squad, where he started all four of his country’s playoffs and contributed in the final against France.

    Chelsea have spent a lot of time scouting Argentine players for the midfield reinforcements long associated with Enzo Fernandez, but have reportedly settled on Potter’s recent colleague as the top player.

    HEADLINE STORY – CHELSEA LOOKING FOR BRIGHTON TO RESOLVE MIDFACK ISSUES

    Chelsea’s interest in Argentine star and Benfica midfielder Fernandes is also well documented, but with his price tag in excess of £100m, Football Insider reports that Stamford Bridge are now looking at Mack Allister as a better deal.

    The report says Chelsea have a “concrete” interest in making the January move a reality and that £60m is likely to be enough to rip it away from Brighton.

    Meanwhile, Portugal’s Relevo continues to claim that Chelsea’s move to Fernandes is “just one step away”, confirming that the 21-year-old has agreed to personal terms but pointing out that Chelsea are not fully resolved. comply with his release clause.

    ROUND

    – According to Star, Tottenham looking to complete £35m move for Sporting right-back Pedro Porro At the end of the week.

    Bola adds. Tottenham are also looking into the return of the 24-year-old English midfielder. Marcus Edwards from Sporting CP, who initially left the club in 2019.

    – Bild announces Borussia Mönchengladbach’s in-demand striker. Marcus Thuram25, will be available for just 12 million euros.

    – According to Fut Mercato, the goalkeeper of Morocco and Sevilla. Yassin Bunu could go to Bayern Munich or Manchester United in January.

    Newcastle United made an offer to the 27-year-old Real Madrid defender. Ferland Mendyper foot Mercato.

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