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Malo Gusto ‘agrees personal terms with Chelsea’

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Chelsea reportedly agree personal terms with Lyon right-back Malo Gusto, who is also attracting interest from Manchester United.

Chelsea have reportedly agreed personal terms with Lyon right-back Malo Gusto.

The Blues have been active in the January transfer window, strengthening their squad with six new additions.

Noni Madueke, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, Andrey Santos, David Datro Fofana have all joined on permanent deals, while Joao Felix has arrived on loan from Atletico Madrid.

Although they have spent near to £150m this month, Chelsea are still looking to make further signings before the transfer window shuts next week.

With first-choice right-back Reece James struggling with injuries and Cesar Azpilicueta struggling to find his best form, the Blues are keen to bolster their right side of the defence.

Lorient's Dango Ouattara in action with Lyon's Malo Gusto on September 7, 2022© Reuters

In Chelsea’s last two Premier League games, Graham Potter has utilised Trevoh Chalaboh as a makeshift right-back, instead of Azpilicueta, who is out of contract in June 2024.

Chelsea have identified Gusto as a potential candidate to add strength in depth to their backline, and they are keen to complete a transfer during the current transfer window.

According to football.london, Chelsea have already agreed personal terms with the 19-year-old ahead of a potential transfer.
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Although their initial bid has reportedly been rejected, they appear to be leading the race for Gusto’s signature.

However, they are facing competition from Manchester United, who are believed to be trying to hijack Chelsea’s move.

Malo Gusto in action for Lyon in September 2021© Reuters

While the Red Devils are unlikely to sign Gusto i…

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