Club reacts to ‘done deal’ Chelsea transfer

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Chelsea have been heavily linked with Fenerbahce defender Attila Szalai over recent weeks as the Blues search for a replacement for Antonio Rudiger who is yet to extend his Chelsea contract which expires at the end of the season.

Hungary boss Marco Rossi had recently claimed that Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign the 23 year old Hungarian international ahead of the January transfer window.

When asked to picked out players in the Hungarian ranks that could make an impact in Serie A, Italian coach Rossi told Calciomercato via Goal: “It’s hard to name just one player, but right now I see very well Attila Szalai, who plays for Fenerbahce, but I think he is joining Chelsea.

“Clearly, he has been followed by important clubs in Spain, but apparently his move to Chelsea is a done deal. He would be a great player also for Italian football.”

Meanwhile, Fenerbahce have now released a statement denying his claims.

“The allegations regarding the transfer of our player Attila Szalai, which have been made public in the last few days, based on foreign press and social media, do not reflect the truth,” the statement reads, via Sky Sports.

“Our club has not made any transfer negotiations regarding our successful football player Attila Szalai.

“Our player continues his work completely concentrating on the goals of our team. We present it to the public.”

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