Chelsea linked with £42m transfer amid Gary Neville’s ‘scattergun’ claim

Chelsea are being linked with another transfer amid fresh criticism from Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.

Chelsea are being linked with a move for another star amid criticism from Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.

The Blues have had a rather busy summer transfer window, but it hasn’t exactly been a structured window.

Chelsea knew they were going to need at least two centre-backs this summer after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen after last season.

On top of that, Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku were allowed to leave, creating a need for at least two forwards.

The Blues now appear to have managed to fill those voids, but they have left it late.

Kalidou Koulibaly was snapped up in the lead up to the season, while Wesley Fofana will officially arrive on deadline day.

Likewise, Raheem Sterling was snapped up before the season, and experienced frontman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will arrive just before the deadline.

Elsewhere, Chelsea splashed big money to beat Manchester City to Marc Cucurella, and youngster Carney Chukwuemeka was snapped up from Aston Villa.

Those new signings should help Chelsea, but they haven’t had the best of starts to the new season, already losing twice.

And Sky Sports pundit Neville believes the transfer approach this summer could be the root of the problem.

Writing on Twitter, Neville joked that new Blues owner Todd Boehly has taken an approach similar to that of Ed Woodward’s at Manchester United, with the former Red Devils CEO spending plenty with little success.

“Your man Todd Woodward needs to stop wandering round like a kid in a sweet shop,” Neville tweeted to a Blues fan.

“It’s just scattergun and unsustainable. I doubt this approach will go well.”

Alvarez has been linked with NewcastleAlvarez has been linked with Newcastle
Alvarez has been linked with Newcastle

In the meantime, with the transfer deadline approaching, Chelsea are being linked with yet another transfer.

According to The Telegraph’s Tom Roddy, after agreeing a deal for Aubameyang, Chelsea’s attention is now turning to the signing of Edson Alvarez.

Alvarez is a 24-year-old defensive midfielder currently playing for Ajax, and he is reportedly the subject of a £43million bid from Chelsea.

According to the Daily Mail, Alvarez has already missed Ajax training in a bid to push through a deadline day move to the Premier League.

The question is whether Alvarez is part of a ‘scattergun’ approach, as Neville would put it, or is he a player who can help Chelsea bridge the gap to the top?

What we do know, is that the Blues clearly need more help as they look to plot their way out of a subpar start to the new campaign.