The race to land Sporting Lisbon Manuel Ugarte could be hitting an intense moment as Chelsea attempts to beat out Paris Saint-Germain.
According to RMC Sport and A Bola, Chelsea could beat PSG in the race for the 22-year-old by offering to pay his €60 million release clause plus adding bonuses to Sporting.
🚨 Chelsea could beat PSG in the race for Manuel Ugarte by offering to pay his €60m release clause + adding bonuses to Sporting! 🤯
In addition, Chelsea would be open to leaving him on loan with the Portuguese club for one more season!
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) May 26, 2023
Furthermore, the Premier League club could sweeten the deal by leaving him on loan with the Portuguese club for one more season. A report on Thursday by RMC Sport revealed that PSG and Ugarte had reached an agreement.
Perhaps the interest by the French giants and proceeding to wrap up an agreement had Chelsea take the threat seriously, resulting in the English side ramping up the pursuit to ensure they land the midfielder.
If sporting advisor Luis Campos cannot step in and sweeten his deal, he might lose the Uruguay international as the Portuguese club chief looks to revamp the midfield position this summer for PSG.