How Chelsea and Todd Boehly missed out on talented 23-year-old with 'ridiculous' offer

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West Ham midfielder Mohammed Kudus has turned out to be one of the signings of the season with six league goals for the Hammers.

West Ham United star Mohammed Kudus agreed a deal with Chelsea only for Todd Boehly to make a 'ridiculous' offer that was turned down by Ajax, according to the player's agent. 

Chelsea, West Ham, Brighton and Dortmund were all interested in the Ghana international after he bagged 11 goals for Ajax including a stunning strike against Liverpool at Anfield in the Champions League

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Kudus' agent Jen Mendelewitsch has revealed the west London club were the first to agree a deal with the player before they offered just £17million for the attacker which was turned down by Ajax. She is quoted by the Dailymail: "We reached an agreement with Chelsea, we agreed the contract with Chelsea but the deal was not done. 

"He talked with the coach but in the end it didn't happen because Chelsea made a ridiculous offer to Ajax. There was no counteroffer. Chelsea did this with lots of players this summer, making very low offers to clubs knowing that they would not be accepted."

"The truth is that they were completely focused on the transfer of (Moises) Caicedo which took up all their energy."

West Ham would offer Ajax £38million for his services and Kudu would get his Premier League move, since then, he's bagged 6 league goals and one assist. He's also scored twice in the Europa League for the Hammers and grabbed a brace for Ghana last night when they took on Mohamed Salah's Egypt in the AFCON.

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