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Chelsea, Leganes Yet To Reach Agreement On €7m Omeruo For Permanent Transfer

Chelsea, Leganes Yet To Reach Agreement On €7m Omeruo For Permanent Transfer

Chelsea are unwilling to bulge over the transfer fee for Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo amid strong interest from Spanish club Leganes, Completesports.com reports.

Omeruo, 25, linked up with Chelsea from Belgian side, Standard Liege in January 2012, but is yet to feature in an official game for the Blues.

He spent last season on loan at Leganes where he performed excellently well for Manuel Pellegrino’s men.

The versatile defender made 28 league appearances for Leganes who are now keen on making the move permanent.

Chelsea according to reports in the British media, have demanded €7m (£6.2m) for Omeruo but Leganes are only willing to pay €4m (£3.5m) .

Other Spanish clubs are reported to have expressed interest in the defender, but are also not keen on meeting Chelsea’s valuation.

Omeruo is currently on duty with Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

He was voted man of the match in Nigeria’s second Group B game against Guinea on Wednesday which the Super Eagles won 1-0. He scored the winning goal in the 73rd minute of the encounter.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    Kenneth is worth more than this. If he was to be an Englishman they’ll agree sharper.

  • Steve 1 year ago

    Kenneth is the rock at the back line of super eagles , he is far worth more than this figure .I hope he score more goals and win the AFCON so that more serous club will snap him ?

  • Pompei 1 year ago

    I think Kenneth should stay away from Chelsea. Make dem no frustrate am there.