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Chelsea eye £21.4m Porto star Jesus Corona transfer but must get deal done before June or price will increase


CHELSEA are reportedly interested in Porto winger Jesus Corona with the Mexican star available for a cheaper price until June.

The 28-year-old – who can play as a right-winger or right wing-back – has impressed for the Portuguese side this term, chipping in with three goals and 11 assists in 40 games.

Porto star Jesus Corona is reportedly attracting interest from Chelsea ahead of a possible summer move

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Porto star Jesus Corona is reportedly attracting interest from Chelsea ahead of a possible summer moveCredit: Getty

And the Blues will be getting a closer look at the versatile player when they face the Primeira Liga side in the Champions League quarter-finals.

It has been claimed that the West Londoners could reignite their interest in Corona after failing to bring him to Stamford Bridge last year.

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According to O Jogo via Fichajes, Corona has a £21.4million release clause in his contract.

But that is only active until June, with his price tag to soar from the start of July.

Any club looking to secure his services would then have to fork out £34m to lure him away from Estadio do Dragao.

Chelsea are known to be admirers of Corona, with his agent Matias Bunge revealing last year that the Premier League giants had spoken to the ex-FC Twente ace.

Speaking in May, he declared: “At some point we talked to them [Chelsea].

“I cannot say if he’s option A, B or C, now they are rather rumours.

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“We’ll have to wait a bit for this to continue moving forward and for the leagues to begin again, and from there see what the next movements will be because the market is a little bit stopped.

“He has two years left on his contract.

“He did awaken a lot of interest for his participation in this particular tournament [Primeira Liga], which has been outstanding and at a high level.

“But now with the current situation of the virus everything has slowed down a bit. The signings are in quarantine.”





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