For the past week, we’ve seen reports in England, Portugal and Mexico all saying Chelsea are interested in signing of Jesus Corona.
The Blues were said to have made an approach for the Porto player, and the news received big coverage in his home country.
Mexican outlet Medio Tiempo managed to speak to Corona’s agent, Matias Bunge, and asked him if it’s true Chelsea are keen on the 27-year-old.
The representative actually confirmed the contacts, and even said how much it would take to sign Corona from Porto this summer.
“At some point we talked to them. I cannot say if he’s option A, B or C, now they are rather rumours. We’ll have to wait a bit for this to continue moving forward and for the leagues to begin again and from there see what the next movements will be, because the market is a little bit stopped,” Matias Bunge told Medio Tiempo.
“He has two years left on his contract, he did awaken a lot of interest for his participation in this particular tournament, which has been outstanding and at a high level. But now with the current situation of the virus everything has slowed down a bit, now the signings are in quarantine.”
“The current clause is €30m, from there we’ll see how things happen. Today Jesus has been a fundamental part of Porto for several seasons and we’re going to see where it ends.
“We have spoken with several teams from England, Spain, some from Germany, but well, normally at this time of year we talk more deeply, and in this market the leagues are either resuming or haven’t been able to conclude. All the teams are seeing what happens to their sales or their signings so from there the ball continues to roll in the offices.”
Jesus Corona joined Porto in 2015, and has 211 appearances for the club so far. This has been one of his best seasons for the Dragons, being an important piece in the team which is set to fight for the league title.
Corona can play in all positions on the right side of the field, and despite having started his career as a winger, he’s mostly been featuring as a right-back for Porto this season.