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Report: £50m West Ham Lucas Paqueta deal could mean 23-yo leaves Chelsea in strange transfer triangle

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Report: £50m West Ham Lucas Paqueta deal could mean 23-yo leaves Chelsea in strange transfer triangle

West Ham United reportedly signing Lucas Paqueta could lead to Chelsea selling Trevoh Chalobah to AC Milan, with Wesley Fofana London bound.

That’s according to Corriere Dello Sport who claims that AC Milan plan to use money from Lyon’s sale of Paqueta to go on and buy Chalobah from Chelsea.

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Milan inserted a 15% sell-on fee into the deal that saw Paqueta join Lyon a couple of years ago (Corriere Dello Sport).

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West Ham are said to have agreed a £50 million deal to sign the 25-year-old from Lyon, so that means that AC Milan could pick up around £7.5 million. Not bad going for them.

And it seems as though that windfall should help the Italian giants prise Trevoh Chalobah away from Chelsea…

West Ham deal to sign Paqueta could see Chalobah join AC Milan from Chelsea

Corriere Dello Sport claims that AC Milan have tightened the purse strings this summer and as a result, are prepared to wait until the end of the window before shopping around for bargains.

Chelsea defender Chalobah is one player who Milan want to sign according to Corriere Dello Sport, and Sempre Inter claim that the West London outfit want around £25 million for the centre-back.

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With Wesley Fofana set to join the Blues, Chalobah, 23, faces a bleak future at Stamford Bridge.

A move to Milan would be the ideal solution for all parties involved.

The £7.5 million that the Italian giants are set to receive from West Ham signing Paqueta will reportedly help them seal a deal for Chelsea star Chalobah.

With Wesley Fofana moving to the Blues, Chalobah will undoubtedly be on his way out of Stamford Bridge this summer, with a little help from Paqueta moving to the London Stadium.

That really is a strange old transfer triangle isn’t it!

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