Chelsea are now eyeing a move for Athletic Club star Nico Williams after missing out on Bayern Munich-bound Michael Olise.

Chelsea Identify Williams As New Transfer Target
Nico Williams

The Blues held talks with Crystal Palace over a possible transfer of their star forward Olise, however, the player eventually decided to join Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

After missing out on their primary transfer target, Chelsea have now shifted their focus to Athletic Club and Spain international winger Williams, according to Sky Sports (via Gianluca Di Marzio).

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Other than the West London side, Barcelona have also shown interest in the player after newly appointed manager Hansi Flick reportedly urged the Catalan giants to sign the talented attacker.

The player, however, recently pledged his loyalty to the Basque club as he claimed he is happy to see out his existing contract which runs until 2027.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a stellar run of form in the 2023/24 season having scored eight goals and provided 19 assists in 37 matches across all competitions.

He also played a key role in his club winning the Cope del Rey title.

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Williams currently remains focused on La Roja’s Euro 2024 campaign.

However, the youngster has featured in their starting lineup in the first two matches of the group stage and will be next seen in action against Albania on Monday night.

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