Chelsea ‘contact RB Leipzig’ over Dani Olmo transfer with Blues keen on Spain star if Mykhailo Mudryk picks Arsenal

CHELSEA will reportedly consider a bid for RB Leipzig forward Dani Olmo if Mykhailo Mudryk opts to sign for Arsenal.

SunSport revealed on Friday that Shakhtar Donetsk star Mudryk, 22, is currently torn between the two London clubs.

Chelsea are being linked with RB Leipzig forward Dani Olmo


Chelsea are being linked with RB Leipzig forward Dani OlmoCredit: Getty

Graham Potter‘s men are keen to secure the £88million man’s services after a late bid to hijack the Gunners’ deal.

However, they could still miss out on the Ukrainian and be forced to look elsewhere for alternatives.

It comes amid several injury concerns for Chelsea with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount all suffering fitness issues.

According to The Mail, Leipzig man Olmo is a target should Mudryk choose Arsenal.

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The Spain international, 24, who played at the World Cup in Qatar, has contributed 19 goals and 22 assists in 106 appearances for the German club since arriving in 2020.

Making his international debut while still at Dinamo Zagreb three years ago, Olmo has already racked up 29 caps for his country and bagged five goals.

A product of the Barcelona youth set-up, he was linked with a return to the Nou Camp in 2021 – as well as a move to Manchester United.

His current contract with Leipzig runs until 2024.

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Meanwhile, a cheaper option for Chelsea is thought to be Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram.

The France star, 25, is out of contract in the summer and being looked at by both the Blues and Man Utd.

Potter has already signed three new players in the January window – David Datro Fofana, Benoit Badiashile and Audrey Santos.

The ex-Brighton boss will be hoping the arrivals can help boost morale with the club currently languishing in 10th place in the Premier League.

Following their 1-0 league defeat at home to Manchester City on Thursday, they face them yet again on Sunday in the third round of the FA Cup – this time at the Etihad.

Mykhailo Mudryk is wanted by both Chelsea and Arsenal


Mykhailo Mudryk is wanted by both Chelsea and ArsenalCredit: Getty