Chelsea owner Todd Boehly’s plan for Bukayo Saka could leave Arsenal in the lurch.
Chelsea are hoping to sign Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka.
Chelsea are reportedly prepared to offer Arsenal star Bukayo Saka a bumper contract to prise him away from the Emirates Stadium. Confidence in north London is high that the academy graduate will pen a new deal with the club, though the Blues’ approach could throw a spanner in the works.
Saka has been instrumental in Arsenal’s success so far this season, scoring four and assisting four in 10 league appearances. The 21-year-old has formed a formidable strike force with Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli, with the trio helping their side to nine victories in their opening 10 matches to send them top of the league.
The Gunners extended their league at the top of the table on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Leeds, with Saka scoring the all-important goal in a drama-filled game. The forward fired a fierce strike past Illan Meslier and into the top corner after 35 minutes.
Though Chelsea appear to be hoping to add that exact star quality to their squad, with Ben Jacobs reporting that the Stamford Bridge outfit are willing to offer him a better contract than the one that he is set to sign with The Gunners. He told The Football Terrace that Saka is set to put pen to paper on a £200,000-per-week contract with Arsenal.
However, Chelsea are hoping to use their newly improved finances to put a halt to the player signing a new contract with his boyhood club. Though it must be considered that Arsenal deem Saka as ‘untouchable’ and therefore may struggle to strike an agreement for the winger even if he does not agree to an extension
The Blues are keen to bolster their attacking ranks over the coming transfer windows, having already sounded out their interest in AC Milan star Rafael Leao and having Christopher Nkunku complete his medical in hope that they can strike a deal with RB Leipzig.