could be set for a significant windfall after agreed a deal to sign Tino Livramento from Southampton.
Livramento, who came through the Blues academy, left his boyhood club for Southampton in 2021 for just £5million and impressed in his very first season of senior football.
Sadly, an ACL injury sustained at the end of that campaign kept him on the sidelines for over a year and he was therefore powerless to prevent his side’s relegation from the .
Nevertheless, the right-back, who had previously attracted interest from Brighton, and RB Leipzig, is still is very highly-rated and at just 20-years-old has a bright future ahead of him.
As such, the Saints have demanded a huge fee for him and after some negotiating they have struck a deal with Newcastle who view him as the long-term successor to Kieran Trippier.
report that the Magpies will pay an initial £32m, with add-ons meaning the fee could rise to £40m.
Rumours had suggested that Chelsea did have the to option to buy-back their starlet, who was named Academy Player of the Year for 2020/21, for £25m.
But with Reece James and new signing Malo Gusto already at Stamford Bridge that was not an option Mauricio Pochettino considered.
The transfer is good news for the Blues though, as it is said that upon selling Livramento to the Saints they interested a sell-on clause in his contract, meaning that Chelsea could bank up to £20m.
That will go some way to helping the club in their own transfer plans as they prepare to welcome Robert Sanchez and Axel Disasi and continue to pursue Moises Caicedo.
Livramento meanwhile will become Newcastle’s fourth signing of the summer as they prepare for their return to the Champions League, following on from Sandro Tonali, Harvey Barnes and Yankuba Minteh.
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