The Londoners of Chelsea can secure the card of Marcus Thuram for only 10 million euros. The Frenchman from Borussia Monchengladbach is nearing the end of his contract with the German club, which expires at the end of the summer. That means Borussia will have to do their best to get something out of the sale of his card, before the striker leaves for nothing in the summer.
According to reports from CaughtOffside, Thuram is keen to stay in Germany, but Chelsea officials are struggling to convince the German club for the striker to join the Blues this summer. Graham Potter needs reinforcements in attack despite Joao Felix approaching on loan. The latter debuted with a red card in the championship and will be suspended for 1 month.
Thuram has a different style of play from the Portuguese, and that gives Potter more flexibility in the attacking department. Bild Sport's Christian Falk has commented on the latest reports. Germany said:
"I heard that Gladbach are still waiting for an offer from Chelsea for Marcus Thuram. He is not the same striker as Joao Felix, so they need another one. Gladbach would rather sell Thuram for €10m than lose him for nothing in the summer. The club then looks to re-invest the money in a new striker. However, they are somewhat scared of Barcelona, who have snapped up all the free agents recently."
Falk also confirmed that Thuram is willing to understand the club and join Chelsea should the right offer knock on the door. The striker wants to stay in Germany in order to win the season's top goalscorer competition, but could abandon that goal if he is offered to play in the Premier League.