Chelsea Agree Terms With Villarreal Forward Nicolas Jackson
Chelsea have reportedly agreed on personal terms with Villarreal forward Nicolas Jackson.
The 21-year-old Senegalese international, who has a release clause of €35 million (£29.8m), is set to join the West London club. The Blues are expected to negotiate with the La Liga club to finalize the deal and bring Jackson to Stamford Bridge this summer.
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Jackson, who joined Villarreal in 2019 and made his La Liga debut in 2021, has attracted interest from several clubs. He was close to joining Bournemouth in January, but the move fell through due to a medical issue. Now, it appears that Jackson will finally make his move to the Premier League with Chelsea.
The Blues have been the Premier League’s biggest spenders in the last two transfer windows and are looking to kickstart another expensive recruitment drive by wrapping up negotiations for Jackson over the next few days. The club is prepared to meet the €35m (£29.8m) release clause, with discussions centred on the structure of payments and performance-based incentives.
This move for Jackson clearly indicates Chelsea’s intent to strengthen their forward line ahead of the new Premier League season. With the club’s willingness to meet the release clause and the player’s agreement on personal terms, it seems only a matter of time before Jackson dons the blue of Chelsea.