Chelsea reportedly tables Reece James for Real Madrid’s UCL-winning star with billion-dollar release clause in bold swap proposal

Chelsea are not having a good time in the Premier League, especially after the injury of Reece James. The captain of the team has been injured too many times recently, and they are suffering very much for it. It is now coming to the point where many think the wingback will be better off somewhere else.

Since his growth in the club’s academy and youth ranks, James has only continued to impress and was a big part of their 2021 Champions League success. But it now looks like the union of the two may be broken very soon.

Chelsea offers Reece James to Real Madrid for Federico Valverde

With the repeated absence of Reece James for the team, Chelsea are now finally considering parting ways with the right back. One of the clubs very interested in Reece James is Spanish giants Real Madrid, who have long been monitoring the wingback. While he is very injury-prone, they know his ability and proficiency because their scouts saw him in action against them in the Champions League on previous occasions. Chelsea now want to offer their captain to the La Liga record-holders.

Reece James
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Their scouts had pinpointed him as the perfect successor to veteran right back Dani Carvajal. Being just 23 years old, he will be a player for many years and is also already a leader. Jude Bellingham’s recent performances for the club will also be crucial in order to tempt James to come with the two as international teammates in England.

But Reece James will be very expensive, and Real may not want to spend heavily. Instead, a swap deal could be possible, with Chelsea very much interested in Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde. There were several offers for the player for a long time, though he had signed a new deal keeping him at the club until 2028.

Valverde renews contract until 2029 with billion-dollar release clause

Federico Valverde has long been an option for many Premier League clubs, especially Chelsea. But the Uruguayan is also very crucial to the team and is also a leader from a very young age. He had previously snubbed many transfer rumors that linked him to Madrid.

And while Chelsea may want Valverde in a swap deal, Real may not accept it. The midfielder only recently extended his contract at the club, making it a long term deal until 2029. It is clear that the club consider him part of their long term future as he is a very crucial player to their system. With a release clause of a billion dollars as well, Chelsea may not be able to bring in the player. It seems only a swap deal could be the solution, if Real’s interest for James is stronger than their desire to see Valverde stay.

It remains to be seen whether both clubs decided to engage in business, with the fates of Reece James and Federico Valverde very much in their hands.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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