Why Chelsea missed out on signing Tottenham-bound Richarlison
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 01
Chelsea made a late attempt to hijack Tottenham’s move for Richarlison (Picture: Getty)

missed out on signing forward Richarlison after they failed to match Tottenham’s improved offer for the Brazil international.

The 25-year-old completed the formalities of his move to ’s side on Thursday after undergoing a medical in his homeland.

as Conte continues his impressive summer rebuild which has also seen the likes of , Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster bolster a squad which enjoyed an impressive end to last season.

Chelsea’s move for Raphinha also appears to have stalled (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea, meanwhile, have been left licking their wounds after missing out on one of their top targets to bolster the forward line that Thomas Tuchel is desperate to reinvigorate following the departure of Romelu Lukaku.

earlier this week after the gazumped Arsenal and agreed a fee with their Premier League rivals.

and his agent, Deco, the former Chelsea midfielder, was locked in a fresh round of talks with another of his old clubs on Thursday.

Sensing the deal for Raphinha had stalled, Chelsea made a late bid to hijack Richarlison’s move to their London rivals.

Chelsea are understood to have lodged an offer for the former Watford striker, but Tottenham responded with a counter bid £50m plus £10m in add-ons which their west London rivals refused to better.

Tuchel and new owner Todd Boehly will now focus their efforts on securing the signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City.

The England international is keen on a return to London and although City retain hope of keeping the 27-year-old, they will not stand in his way should he wish to join Chelsea.

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