Pochettino persuades Ugarte to join Chelsea over PSG

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The summer transfer window is heating up, and one of the most intriguing stories involves Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and Sporting’s midfielder, Manuel Ugarte. Both Chelsea and PSG are ready to meet the €60 million (£51.5m) release clause for the Uruguayan international, but the situation is far from straightforward.

According to reports, Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea’s new manager, has personally contacted Ugarte in an attempt to sway the midfielder towards Stamford Bridge. Pochettino has made Ugarte one of his top targets for the summer, and his personal involvement in the negotiations shows the importance of this potential signing.

However, PSG has put forth a significantly more lucrative offer, reportedly worth around €3m (£2.5m) more per season than Chelsea’s proposal. This financial advantage, coupled with PSG’s willingness to split the cost of Ugarte’s release clause into two payments of €30m (£25.7m), puts the French champions in a strong position.

Despite these developments, Ugarte’s preference is reportedly to join Chelsea and play in the Premier League. The 22-year-old is torn between the two offers, and the decision is far from easy.

Adding to the complexity of the situation, Chelsea’s attempt to include striker David Datro Fofana as part of the deal for Ugarte has been rejected by Sporting. Ugarte’s agent, Jorge Chijane, has stated that the midfielder is very likely to leave Sporting this summer, but the destination is still uncertain.

This transfer saga is a testament to the high stakes and complex negotiations that characterize the football transfer window. As fans, we can only wait and see where Ugarte will end up. Will it be Chelsea, PSG, or a surprise third option? Only time will tell.

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