Chelsea are reportedly set to trigger Manuel Ugarte's £52million release clause, as the Blues aim to beat PSG to the Sporting CP midfielder's signature.
PSG were reportedly close to sealing a deal for Manuel Ugarte but Chelsea, who are looking for midfield reinforcements are believed to have informed Sporting CP that they are willing to match the player's valuation which stands at £52million
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According to the Dailymail, Chelsea sent representatives to Lisbon to discuss with Sporting and inform them of their decision to open negotiations.
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