Chelsea ‘open talks with Brighton & Hove Albion’s Leandro Trossard’

Chelsea are pressing with a move for Brighton & Hove Albion striker Leandro Trossard, according to a report.

Chelsea It is reported that they are moving forward with a move to Brighton & Hove Albion attacking Leandro Trossard.

The 27-year-old has been in impressive form for the Seagulls during the 2022-23 campaign, scoring seven goals and registering three assists in 14 Premier League appearances.

Trossard is said to have a close relationship Graham Potterwho left Brighton to take charge of Chelsea at the start of September.

The striker’s contract with Brighton is set to expire at the end of June, and there has been much speculation over his future in recent weeks.

arsenal They are said to be admirers of the forward, who is currently with Belgium at the World Cup, while Chelsea have also been heavily linked with his services.

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According to Football Insider, the Blues have now begun preliminary talks with Trossard over a move to Stamford Bridge in 2023.

The report claims the capital giants are keen to get a deal done as soon as possible, with the Trossard camp already holding discussions with key figures at the club.

Brighton have reportedly made it clear they have no interest in a January deal, but would be free to leave the club at the end of the season if he does not sign a new deal.

Trossard moved to Brighton from Genk in July 2019, and has represented the English side on 118 occasions in all competitions, contributing 25 goals and 14 assists in the process.

Leandro Trossard in action for Brighton & Hove Albion on 27 August 2022© Reuters

Earlier this season, the Belgian confirmed he would be interested in a move to Chelsea to link up with his former manager Potter.

“Our manager has now left for Chelsea, but the speculation about me following him is meaningless. If the opportunity arises, I want to go. But I want to play and not sit on the sofa,” he told reporters.

Trossard scored a hat trick against Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League at the start of October, while he has also scored against Manchester City and Chelsea in the league this season.

The striker was a second-half substitute in Belgium’s 1-0 World Cup win over Canada on Wednesday, playing the final 28 minutes for Robert Martinezfrom the F group side of the affair.

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