CHELSEA are frontrunners to sign Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister.
That’s according to Sky Bet, who’ve installed the London heavyweights as 9-1 favourites to clinch his signature.
Chelsea are favourites to sign Alexis Mac Allister, according to Sky BetGETTY
But there’s no shortage of top contenders sniffing around with Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid expected to challenge.
Tottenham also feature in Sky Bet’s next club market, along with La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid.
Mac Allister arrived at Brighton from Argentinos Juniors for just £7million in 2019.
He’s since made 89 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals and providing six assists in all competitions.
Though a quality performer, Mac Allister really sprung to stardom when helping Argentina to the ultimate prize at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The 24-year-old played in six consecutive games after being left out of their opening defeat to Saudi Arabia, scoring once against Poland.
His performances for club and country has led to increased speculation about his future, despite having over two years remaining on his contract.
Alexis Mac Allister next club
Sky Bet odds
Chelsea – 9/1
Juventus – 12/1
PSG – 12/1
Tottenham – 12/1
Atletico Madrid – 16/1
Real Madrid – 16/1
His deal expires in June 2025 and Brighton have the option to extend that deal by a further 12 months — putting them in the driving seat in any potential negotiations.
But the Seagulls aren’t eager to let him leave.
The club’s chief executive Paul Barber recently said: “He will be sought after, we’re very aware of that, but we hope to keep him here as long as we can.”
Brighton’s recent departures have included Marc Cucurella, Yves Bissouma and Neal Maupay for a combined £100million.
Ben White left in June 2021 for £50m, while fellow defender Dan Burn moved to Newcastle in January 2022 for £13m.
If Mac Allister is to join that list, Sky Bet think Chelsea and a reunion with former boss Graham Potter is the most likely scenario.
The Blues have spent BIG under Todd Boehly, and strengthening their ageing midfield is now considered to be a top priority.
Juventus, PSG and Tottenham are locked together at 12-1, ahead of 16-1 shots Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
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