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Chelsea could hijack another Arsenal deal for £18m star at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea could 'hijack another deal' for Leandro Trossard at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea could make a “late swoop” for Brighton star Leandro Trossard if Premier League rivals Tottenham make a move, Pete O’Rourke has told GIVEMESPORT.

The Blues have already hijacked one deal in this January transfer window, sealing a move for Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhaylo Mudryk ahead of Arsenal.

Chelsea Transfer News – Leandro Trossard

Graham Potter’s side have continued to spend big this month at Stamford Bridge, bringing in the likes of Benoit Badiashile, Joao Felix, Andrey Santos and David Datro Fofana, and appear to have gone even bigger with the move for Mudryk.

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The west London side have also been linked with a move for Brighton’s Trossard, who has attracted interest from the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal too according to The Daily Mail.

The Belgian’s potential exit from the AMEX has been made even more of a possibility after he was left out of the match-day squad in the victory over Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.

What did O’Rourke say about Chelsea’s move for Trossard?

Having stolen Mudryk from right under the nose of Arsenal, O’Rourke has suggested Chelsea could look to do similar with a move for Trossard.

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He said: “I think if Tottenham do agree a fee or a deal with Brighton for Trossard, I wouldn’t rule Chelsea out from making a late swoop as well.”

Trossard would be smart signing from Potter and Chelsea

Having signed from Belgian side Genk for a fee of around £18m according to Sky Sports, Trossard has certainly proven himself to be more than capable of playing at a Premier League level.

While his record of 25 goals and 14 assists in 121 games as per Transfermarkt might not initially strike as being impressive, he has shown a penchant for showing up for the club in big games – not least scoring a hat-trick away from home this season against Liverpool in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Anfield.

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Indeed, after that hat-trick in Roberto de Zerbi’s first Premier League game in charge of the club, the Brighton boss said: “Trossard is a star, a very good player. When he was away with the national team, I sent him a message that he has to increase the number of goals.

“He had a great game. He scored two fantastic goals, the first two. But I believe he can do even better. When I say that, it’s nor because I am not happy with him today. But it’s because I consider him a great, great player.”

Despite striking a deal for Mykhaylo Mudryk, adding a wide-man who knows the Premier League well would offer Potter some much-needed experience at a time when they could do with it.

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