Chelsea are in contention to add Leandro Trossard from Brighton in winter. Belgium international’s deal with the Seagulls expires next summer, with the new Chelsea manager set to take advantage of the situation. The Blues have had an indifferent summer, with multiple elements affecting the mood at Chelsea.
There was the issue of the new ownership and failure to acquire many of their primary targets grabbing the headlines early on in the summer. Those were followed by high-profile signings arriving at Chelsea, including Sterling, Cucurella, Fofana, Koulibaly and Aubameyang.
Despite those quality arrivals, the London club have yet to be able to hit the ground running, with their dismal form resulting in the dismissal of coach Thomas Tuchel. Graham Potter took over from the German manager and joined the Blues as their new coach.
Since his arrival, speculation has been rife about the English coach bringing in some of his former footballers from Brighton over to Chelsea. One of them is the 27-year-old winger, with the forward already in the last year of his deal at Brighton.
There was speculation in the summer about the Belgian’s departure from the Amex Stadium, but he remained at the club to begin the season well. Leandro has two goals and two assists in six PL matches this campaign, but his contractual situation may force Brighton’s hand in winter. Potter will be keen to bring him to London with the English manager very comfortable around Trossard.