Chelsea linked with Dominik Szoboszlai

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CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs has told CaughtOffSide that Chelsea technical director Christopher Vivell is a big fan of RB Leipzig star Dominik Szoboszlai. 

The well-known and well-respected journalist has claimed that Chelsea want to sign the 22-year-old Hungary international attacking midfielder from RB Leipzig in the summer transfer window.

Jacobs said: “Dominik Szoboszlai has been periodically linked with a variety of top Premier League clubs. Chelsea are the latest.

And it’s true they have sent scouts to watch him. Chelsea’s technical director Christopher Vivell is a big fan and knows him well from his own time at Leipzig.

“There’s no guarantee Leipzig will sell this summer unless the release clause is triggered. Szoboszlai is contracted until 2026.

“Chelsea also have to work out where he fits. Fortunately, Szoboszlai is extremely versatile. But adding a playmaker or attacking midfielder isn’t exactly Chelsea’s top priority given how many options they have in this area. 

“And the fact Szoboszlai can play left-wing doesn’t help either given Mykhaylo Mudryk only just arrived in January and Raheem Sterling is committed to Chelsea and deemed very important to the project.

“Chelsea really need a defensive midfielder and some outgoings first before they strengthen further up the field.

“Atletico Madrid have also looked at Szoboszlai (and held an interest dating back to his Salzburg days) as have Newcastle, who would still like to strengthen their midfield and are exploring lots of options.

“I am told Szoboszlai has spoken in some detail about life in England to his close friend Erling Haaland, who he was at Salzburg with. They FaceTime still.”

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