Chelsea could reportedly be handed the chance to land Porto star Jesus Corona for a cut-price €20 million this summer because of a clause in his contract with the Portuguese side.
That’s according to SIC Noticias, who explains his deal with the Dragons includes a clause that will see the player’s valuation fall year on year if Porto do not sell him.
As a result, this saw Jesus’ price drop from €50m to €30m in 2020, and it will fall again in 2021 to €20m, although the clause is only active between May and June, with a secondary clause seeing Corona’s value rise by 50 per cent again in July and August.
Thus, the Blues have a small window to get a player they have been looking at since the previous year for something of a bargain price.
According to BolaVIP, Chelsea have already expressed their interest in the star on repeated occasions.
Back in May, a report stated the west Londoners had initiated talks to sign the Mexican, with his entourage confirming as much a month later.
That was followed by claims he’d cost €30 million, which falls perfectly in line with what SIC Noticias are saying about his deal now.
Of course, Thomas Tuchel’s side never made a swoop for him, but perhaps this summer is the perfect time to get him.