Chelsea FC could outbid Liverpool FC for Alexis MacAllister with an ideal swap for Todd Boehly.
Chelsea Transfer News:
Following his outstanding performances for club and country over the last year, the World Cup winner is in high demand ahead of the upcoming season, with a number of popular clubs showing interest in signing him.
Alexis Mac Allister has a contract at the Amex through 2025, which gives him more negotiating leverage over his future than Moises Caicedo, who has strong ties to Brighton’s Premier League rivals but signed a fresh agreement through 2027.
Even Carlos, Mac Allister’s father, anticipates that his son will leave Brighton this summer:
“Normally the next [transfer window] will find him playing in another club, we don’t know which one,” he told Puroboca.
“The talks are just beginning in general, but it is most likely that Alexis will already be playing in another team next July.”
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Although Brighton are known for being tough negotiators and demanding high prices for their key players, as Arsenal learned in January when they were unable to sign Moises Caicedo after numerous offers were rejected and the Ecuadorian even made a public plea on social media for him to be allowed to leave for the Emirates.
Despite Boehly’s Blues signing Graham Potter, Marc Cucurella, and most of their backroom personnel this summer, it is reported that Brighton and Chelsea have a good working relationship. Following the recent admission by Seagulls manager Roberto De Zerbi, they do also own a significant negotiating advantage.
The Italian revealed that if possible, he would like to work with Chelsea FC loanee Levi Colwill for another four years during his pre-Arsenal press conference:
“It’s difficult to find another (left) centre-back with his quality,” De Zerbi said of the young defender.