Chelsea interested in signing Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus


Chelsea have made contact with Ajax to express an interest in signing attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus.

The Premier League club are yet to submit an offer to their Dutch counterparts, but initial dialogue has taken place.

Kudus is among a number of options Chelsea are considering and an agreement with the Ghana international on personal terms is close.

Kudus, under contract to Ajax until 2025, rejected a one-year extension in April and is keen to leave the Johan Cruyff Arena.

The 22-year-old scored 18 goals and provided seven assists in 42 appearances in all competitions for Ajax last season.

He also scored twice for Ghana in a 3-2 win against South Korea in the group stages of the World Cup in Qatar in November.

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