Chelsea, Arsenal and Milan are all said to be in the race for Yacine Brahimi.
According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Porto want at least €30m for the winger, but the interested clubs have only shown they can, or will, pay €15m.
With nine goals and ten assists, Brahimi didn’t have a very good season for Porto in 2015/16, and that’s why he’s been training separately from the squad as he waits for his departure to be sorted.
For a player who’s not good enough for them, it’s a bit obvious that demanding €30m is unrealistic from the Portuguese side.
It’s also worth remembering that earlier this year there were very weird claims about Brahimi in the Portuguese press.
First A Bola said Liverpool were ready to make a bid close to his release clause, which is €60m. Then Chelsea were said to be on the verge of signing him for €26m, which of course never happened.
It’s funny to see how things have changed now, despite Porto’s unreal demands. The interest of Arsenal and Chelsea may well be more out of hope than anything else.