Italian media: if McAllister cannot be signed, Chelsea will turn to Varela.
Chelsea are looking for a replacement for Cantor and McAllister is the team’s first choice, according to sempreinter. However, if Chelsea fail to sign McAllister, they will continue to try to sign Varela. It is reported that Inter Milan midfielder Varela is Chelsea’s plan B option to replace Cantor next summer.
According to FCInterNews, Brighton core player Steve McAllister is Chelsea’s first choice. The 23-year-old Argentine did well in the World Cup in Qatar and attracted the attention of many teams, and Chelsea boss Michael Porter is keen to be reunited with him.
However, given that it may not be easy to sign McAllister, Chelsea see Varela as the team’s Plan B. However, as FCInterNews pointed out, it is difficult for Chelsea to guarantee that they can convince Inter or Varela himself, as the 25-year-old former Cagliari midfielder has not expressed any intention to leave Inter.
Chelsea midfielder John Cantor expires in June 2023 and they are hoping to find a replacement for the player. There is no sign that Cantor will renew his contract with the club and the player himself is likely to move on a free transfer in June next year. Therefore, Chelsea are looking for a replacement for the former Leicester City midfielder.