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The strong performances of Manuel Ugarte in the Sporting CP midfield have put numerous clubs including Chelsea on notice ahead of the summer window. Tottenham and Liverpool are two teams in the Premier League to have shown an interest, while Paris Saint-Germain are also pushing hard to agree a transfer for the 22-year-old.
Ugarte has been scouted on several occasions by the Blues, with the most recent report sent back to west London following his commanding display in the Lisbon derby. The need for a midfield partner for Enzo Fernandez that compliments his qualities is paramount and Ugarte has been identified as one of those options.
Declan Rice, Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia join him on that list, but the Uruguay international could cost significantly less than the aforementioned trio. With early approaches being made, Mauricio Pochettino looks to be already having a hand in deciding the targets for Chelsea ahead of officially becoming the clubs manager for the 2023/24 campaign.
With that said, we have rounded up the latest news linking Ugarte with a summer move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea payment plan
Following Chelsea’s decision to prepare an offer for Sporting CP’s Manuel Ugarte, the Blues could hold a distinct advantage with the selling club.
According to Portuguese outlet A Bola, in addition to paying his release clause, Chelsea will offer several bonuses to Sporting CP.
Just 24 hours after PSG’s intent to sign Manuel Ugarte was made clear, Chelsea have also agreed to the same proposal as the French club.
As per Record, the salary proposals from each team will prove decisive in Ugarte’s camp determining which side he signs for this summer.
PSG meet release clause
Paris Saint-Germain look to have taken the lead in the transfer race to sign Manuel Ugarte from Sporting CP in the summer window
On Thursday, it was claimed by Record in Portugal that Ugarte is close to joining PSG after the Parisians made a €60million (£51m) bid which met his release clause.
Premier League desire
Sporting CP star Manuel Ugarte would like to move to the Premier League this summer if a move away from Portugal is sanctioned.
Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are among the English clubs to have shown an interest in signing the midfielder.
Liverpool have held a long-standing interest in Manuel Ugarte with a significant midfield rebuild looking likely to take place at Anfield this summer.
Fellow Uruguay international Darwin Nunez could end up playing a key role in Ugarte’s summer decision by convincing him to join him at Liverpool.