Transfer: Chelsea looking to snap up Sampdoria striker


According to reports in Italy, Chelsea are closely monitoring Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel and could launch a bid next summer.

As indicated by La Repubblica, Chelsea are considering a conceivable move for the Colombia international in the next summer after his colossal form this season. Be that as it may, it’s proposed Conte needs to see Muriel save his present standard through the span of the whole season if he’s to make a move.

Chelsea need to be certain beyond a shadow of a doubt of his capacities before they choose to initiate his release amount of €28 million. Muriel has been in sublime form for La Samp this season, scoring 8 goals and getting 5 assists in 15 appearances in all competitions this season and in doing as such, he has as of now outperformed his goal count from last the season, with a large portion of a season still left to play.

During his time at Udinese, Muriel was judged as one of the best young prospects in the game. For more game time he was sent on loan at Genoa in 2010 where he scored 4 goals and registered 4 assists in 16 appearances. But in any case, he never fully gained the progress expected and was in the long run sold to Sampdoria in 2015. He firstly moved to Sampdoria in January 2015 on loan, but his impressive display made the club to activate the option to buy him for €12 million at the end of the season.

It’s a move that is by all accounts bringing the best out of the forward once more. Without a doubt, Muriel’s display have been vital to the group’s attacking play this season, and, significantly, he’s showcased an additional calmness in perilous ranges of the field.

However, Chelsea aren’t the only club interested in the striker, with rivals Napoli also looking to bring in a quality forward due to the long-term injury to their new recruit forward Arkaduisz Milik.