Recently it seemed as though Paris Saint-Germain had the lead in the Gabri Veiga file. However, now that might belong to Chelsea.
The Guardian reports (h/t Culture PSG) that Chelsea, like PSG, is ready to pay the €40 million release clause. According to the information, the London-based club will begin talks with Celta Vigo.
PSG remains a contender in the race for the player. The capital club keeps an asset with sporting advisor Luis Campos working at Celta Vigo. Additionally, manager Luis Enrique likes him a lot, which could make the negotiations easier.
Chelsea are also targeting other players as a priority to strengthen themselves, in particular Moisés Caicedo. So that could help the French giants beat the Blues to a second midfielder this summer.
These two clubs aren’t alone in the race for Veiga, as Liverpool, Barcelona, and Manchester City are also vying for the Spain international.
If the transfer is completed, Veiga will join an impressive list of summer signings for Chelsea, as the club aims to reinforce their squad following a successful campaign.
The young midfielder would add depth and quality to an already talented midfield roster, potentially making an immediate impact under the guidance of manager Mauricio Pochettino.