Chelsea could reportedly speed up their interest in Brighton star Leandro Trossard after the Belgian scored in the Seagulls’ 4-1 win over the Blues this weekend. The 27-year-old was a favourite of Graham Potter while the Englishman was in charge at the Amex and has been strongly linked with a reunion with the player – efforts which could now accelerate after Saturday’s thrashing.
Trossard has impressed since his arrival at the Amex Stadium in 2019. He is capable of playing across the frontline while he has also performed strongly as an ultra-attacking left-wing-back. He is currently enjoying his most successful season at the Seagulls, scoring seven goals and contributing a further two assists in his 11 appearances this season, including the opening goal in the 4-1 win over Chelsea on Saturday.
The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for the player in recent weeks with Potter keen to work with his former star again. Now, it appears the club could be set to accelerate their interest after the 21-time capped international played well during his side’s victory over the Blues this weekend.
Journalist Sacha Tavolieri has reported that Chelsea may now speed up their approach for the player after watching him closely in recent weeks. His performance impressed the Blues hierarchy during Brighton’s win and they could therefore be tempted to try and convince him to come to Stamford Bridge earlier than they previously planned.
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For his part, Trossard has tried to cool speculation regarding his future suggesting he will not talk about it until after the World Cup, focusing on Brighton and Belgium in the meantime.
“It’s very difficult to answer that,” he told Play Sports when asked about his future. “That will have to wait until [after the World Cup]. I’m not on it at all right now. Brighton and the World Cup are the next goals. Afterwards, we’ll see where it ends.”