Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Dortmund reluctant to meet Chelsea valuation of Maatsen

Borussia Dortmund are interested in keeping hold of Chelsea loanee Ian Maatsen on a permanent basis, according to ESPN, but they aren’t ready to pay the price currently demanded by the Premier League club.

The 22-year-old left-back has two years left on his contract with Chelsea, and the London Blues apparently want £35 million to permanently relinquish his services. However, in order to comply with the Profitability and Sustainability Rules, they need to complete the planned outgoing transfers for the players that have no place in their squad under Enzo Maresca before the end of June if they want them to be included in their books for the 2023/24 season.

The deadline offers hope to Dortmund regarding any negotiations over a potential lower fee. At the moment, the offer that they’re believed to be prepared is somewhere between £20m and £25m.

Apart from Maatsen, Chelsea are open to offers for several other players, including Romelu Lukaku and Trevoh Chalobah.


Veselin Trajkovic

Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.



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