May 27, 2024

Chelsea is reportedly interested in signing Athletic Club’s Nico Williams, despite concerns about their ability to adhere to Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR). The Blues, who incurred a £90.1 million pre-tax loss, are committed to complying with PSR regulations. Williams, who has a release clause in his contract, is priced at £43 million. Newcastle United has also expressed interest in the 21-year-old winger, who showcased his skills during a friendly match against the Magpies in 2022.

Chelsea transfer news: Club eye summer move for Athletic Bilbao star Nico  Williams

Williams, primarily a left winger but adaptable to the right flank, has contributed six goals and 11 assists across all competitions this season. He has earned 11 caps for Spain, while his older brother, Inaki, has represented Ghana 17 times. Despite signing a contract extension with Athletic Club in December, Williams’ release clause remains at £43 million per La Liga regulations.

In other news, Anthony Gordon has been named Newcastle United’s player of the month for February. Gordon’s standout performances included scoring goals in matches against Bournemouth and Blackburn Rovers, as well as converting a penalty in a shootout victory against Blackburn. Filling in as a striker due to injuries to Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson, Gordon expressed satisfaction with his personal achievements and emphasized the team’s progress. This marks Gordon’s third time receiving the Sela player of the month award, which is determined by fan votes.

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