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25-year-old FIFA World Cup star is ‘expecting’ Chelsea to launch move for him in January



Mexico and Ajax ace, Edson Alvarez is hopeful that Chelsea would restart their pursuit of him after the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which is currently underway. According to a sports journalist, Simon Phillips.

Alvarez, 25, joined Ajax in the summer of 2019 from Liga MX club America for £13 million and has swiftly established himself as an important member of the club’s lineup. He has scored 10 goals and provided five assists in 122 Eredivisie appearances for the club. As a result of his achievements, the club has won three trophies.

Chelsea filed a £43 million bid for Alvarez in the closing days of the transfer window earlier this summer. Despite having sold players like Antony, Lisandro Martinez, Sebastien Haller, Nicolas Tagliafico, and Ryan Gravenberch in the past, so De Godenzonen was determined about keeping him on the roster.

Fabrizio Romano on Edson Alvarez: “He’s always been on Chelsea’s list but Ajax will try to keep him at least until the end of the season.”

But Speaking to Give Me Sport, Phillips said: “I’m told there’s still tentative transfer interest from Chelsea’s side in Alvarez. Obviously, they tried to sign him on deadline day earlier in the summer. He was very keen to seal a move. It looked at one point Ajax would accept our offer, but they didn’t in the end.”

Shedding light on Alvarez’s intentions, Phillips added:

“They didn’t want to let him go that close to the deadline and they couldn’t replace him, so they told him he had to stay at the club. He was disappointed by it and he’s waiting and expecting Chelsea to come back in for him again in January next year.”

During the current 2022-23 season, Alvarez has one goal and two assists in 19 games for Ajax across all competitions. He competed for Mexico in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar in the first week of the previous month. He started both of Mexico’s group stage matches. They drew 0-0 with Poland and won 2-1 against Saudi Arabia.

Chelsea also monitored Ecuador and Bayer Leverkusen star at 2022 FIFA World Cup

Piero Hincapie, a defender who has represented Ecuador and Bayer Leverkusen, is said to have caught the attention of Chelsea’s first-team scouts during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also vying for a place to sign the defender.

After failing to advance to the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds, Bayer Leverkusen are open to consider offers for Hincapie throughout the month of January

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