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New £5m proposal for Barcelona’s Marc Guiu! Nicolas Jackson’s future in doubt with new competition!

Chelsea Transfers Analyzed: New FFP Concerns and a £5M Proposal


Nicolas Jackson

Chelsea’s striker Nicolas Jackson could receive more support if the club successfully signs Marc Guiu.


As another significant week approaches for Chelsea, the countdown to the closure of the ‘first summer transfer window’ begins. This window ends on June 30, marking the final opportunity to balance financial accounts for the 2023/24 Premier League season and comply with profitability and sustainability rules (PSRs). Chelsea believes they are in a good position already.


Looking ahead, there are uncertainties, but they are concerns for the future. There has been no immediate rush to offload Conor Gallagher or Trevoh Chalobah in the early stages of the transfer window, but there’s still time for changes.


Here’s the latest on Chelsea’s transfer activities from


Marc Guiu Proposal

Chelsea has made an official proposal for Barcelona’s 19-year-old striker Marc Guiu. Initially, there were low-key discussions about Guiu being on their radar. Now, Fabrizio Romano reports that the final decision rests with Guiu himself.


Barcelona has also presented Guiu with new contract terms, while Bayern Munich shows interest too, although they are simultaneously pursuing Arsenal’s young talent, Chido Obi-Martin. Guiu is contemplating his next move.


Some reports from Spain suggest Guiu is preparing for a move to London. The positive aspect is that this transfer would be directly to Chelsea, not via RC Strasbourg, unlike some of their other transactions.


According to, the £5 million fee for a player from Barcelona’s academy appears to be a good deal. It’s a low-risk, high-reward type of transfer that Chelsea hopes will yield profits. Even if the necessity of this transfer is debatable, Chelsea remains committed to this model, aiming for long-term success. In the meantime, Cobham forwards face increased competition from new academy-level players with significant price tags.


If Guiu joins the first team, Nicolas Jackson, at 23, is expected to remain the senior striker, which seems appropriate given his recent performances.


Further Transfer Moves

Chelsea is close to signing Villa’s young attacker Omari Kellyman for £19 million, despite his recent transfer for just £600,000 from Derby County. Kellyman has played only two Premier League matches, raising questions about his valuation. Ian Maatsen is also set to join Villa in a separate deal for £37.5 million.


Both clubs aim to finalize their 2023/24 accounts, with the fees received being fully banked. The players’ costs will be spread over the length of their contracts, up to five years. The league will investigate this ‘loophole’ following skepticism about whether the sums involved are artificially inflated.


According to The Telegraph, with increased pressure to comply with PSRs, more scrutiny is on club transactions. Chelsea has already navigated financial regulations in the last three transfer windows under Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership.

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