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Chelsea have Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia on their radar

Boehly will continue to insist on top signings so Pochettino can lift Chelsea.

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Soccer Football - Serie A - Hellas Verona v Napoli - Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy - October 21, 2023 Napoli's Khvicha Kvaratskhelia celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini
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Khvicha Kvaratskhelia surprised everyone last season when he and Napoli were crowned Serie A champions and, from then on, several clubs began to monitor the Georgian forward.

The 22-year-old’s 12 goals and 13 assists last season helped end a 33-year Serie A title drought in Naples.

Chelsea, since the arrival of Todd Boehly, have made a habit of making signings regardless of cost, with Moises Caicedo being the most recent example, joining from Brighton.

ESPN report that Boehly is looking to make a move once again and Chelsea are keeping a close eye on Kvaratskhelia as they look to bring him in as a key signing.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
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Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.GIORGI ARJEVANIDZEAFP

Kvaratskhelia is under contract with Napoli until June 2027 and there is already talk that they have discussed a renewal, however, the same sources mention that the Georgian player would be valued at €100 million ($109m), while Transfermarkt values him at $93 million.

Chelsea’s Plan B

If the mission for Kvaratskhelia fails to materialise, ESPN report that their other options would be between Napoli striker Victor Osimhen or Brentford’s Ivan Toney.

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