According to Colombian journalist Pipe Sierra (h/t The Mirror), Chelsea have learned the transfer fee for the acquisition of Porto and Colombian winger Luis Diaz amidst heavy competition from other European clubs. He has been impressive for his club and country this year, which has seen him become one of the hottest prospects currently.
The 24-year-old has played in 19 matches this season while having 12 goals and two assists in the process. He was also immense for his national team as he tied with Lionel Messi to become the top scorer of Copa America 2020. Having scored four goals, he helped Colombia to a third-place finish in the continental competition.
Sierra conveyed that the Blues have contacted the Portuguese club over a potential move in the future. Premier League is the most probable destination for the talented forward, which could play into the hands of Marina Granovskaia.
The English club has learnt that it would take £42million for them to get the signature of the Colombian. He also has a release clause in his contract, which is more expensive than the price tag as it amounts to £68million. Should the club decide to go all out for him, they would have to deal with heavy competition.
Teams like Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Everton and Liverpool are keeping tabs on the Porto winger for a potential move. That could make it much harder for Thomas Tuchel’s side as it could increase the valuation due to high demand.