Chelsea had attempt to sign Manchester United player rejected

Journalist Simon Phillips has claimed on his Substack that Chelsea have had an approach rejected to sign Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho.

The Argentinian has developed into a contender to start matches at Old Trafford, despite an array of talent available to Erik ten Hag.

He made his known impact when he scored the last minute winner in the Premier League game against Fulham, sending the Red Devils into the international break in winning style.

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Chelsea, meanwhile, were struggling for goals in the run-in to the World Cup break.

The likes of Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were underperforming, as Chelsea fell to some of the best teams in the league.

Phillips has claimed they have made an optimistic move to sign the Manchester United man, with his contract situation leaving his future uncertain.

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He said: “Well, sources tell me that Chelsea have recently asked the reps of Garnacho about his current situation. However, Chelsea were informed that it was his intentions as of now to re-sign with United and we expect him to do so in the coming months.

“If he doesn’t find an agreement with United though, he wants to move abroad. So there is basically no chance for Chelsea, even though we did make an enquiry.

There may be some at the club who are interested in promoting their own young stars in attacking areas.

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Omari Hutchinson was one of the main positives from the Chelsea side that took part in a friendly match in Abu Dhabi against Aston Villa.

Despite being named on the bench a number of times in a number of competitions this season, he is yet to make his first team competitive debut.

However, with the World Cup leaving a number of first team players likely to be unavailable when the season returns, he may be handed his opportunity soon.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has been reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.

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