Chelsea Football Club are weighing their options ahead of the summer transfer window, as the Blues aim to bolster the squad's consistency under Thomas Tuchel, who is looking to create a team capable of dominating both domestically and in Europe. Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a huge transfer for highly-rated Ajax midfield sensation Ryan Gravenberch, and the Blues are expected to sign the youngster ahead of Liverpool.
Ryan Gravenberch, an 18-year-old Netherlands international and Ajax star midfielder, has sparked interest from many top clubs across Europe as a result of his dominant performances for Ajax in the Dutch Everdise, Champions League, and Europa League. Chelsea are reportedly ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign the midfielder, with the Blues' transfer bosses prepared to make a concrete £35million bid to secure the midfielder's signature.
Ryan Gravenberch has been widely regarded as one of Europe's best midfielder prospects, with some Sports Pundits hailing the Netherlands international as a stronger midfielder than Paul Pogba, and his immense ability has drew Chelsea's attention. Chelsea enjoy a positive business partnership with Ajax and are currently seeking an early agreement with the Dutch club in order to complete the signing of Gravenberch, as they did with Hakim Ziyech.
While Ryan Gravenberch is only 18 years old, his maturity, technical elegance, and quality will be a huge asset to Chelsea, and with N'golo Kante battling injuries in recent seasons, Gravenberch could be the best long-term replacement for the Frenchman. Ryan Gravenberch's excellent and exquisite passing range, midfield dribbling ability, tackling ability, and ability to manage the pace of the game will allow him to flourish at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea are prepared to equal Ajax's asking price this summer in order to finalize the contract in the coming months. Additionally, Chelsea must add more quality players if they are to close the gap on Manchester City next season, and the addition of Gravenberch and a world-class striker this summer would be a significant move forward for Chelsea.