Chelsea set for sixth signing as Enzo Maresca 'gets green light' on another transfer – Football News

Chelsea set for sixth signing as Enzo Maresca 'gets green light' on another transfer

Enzo Maresca is set to make another signing at Che (Image: Getty)

New Chelsea boss Enzo Maresca has seemingly been given the go-ahead to make the club’s sixth signing of the summer. Despite the apparent concerns over profit and sustainability regulations, it’s been another frenzied transfer window so far at Stamford Bridge, with owner Todd Boehly backing his new man.

And Maresca is not set to sign another South American star following his move from Leicester this summer.

According to reports, Boca Juniors defender Aaron Anselmino has agreed personal terms ahead of a medical and a £14million move.

The 19-year-old Argentinian is expected to sign a six-year deal with the London club, although will remain with Boca as a loan player until January. He only made his senior professional debut in June 2023, but has already been touted as a future star after just 10 first-team appearances.

His versatility is also likely to have appealed to Chelsea, with the teenager equally adept at centre back or in midfield. And his potential has been lauded by club president Juan Roman Riquleme, who won 51 caps for his country at international level.

“He has developed a lot,” he told reporters. “With the growth, the head that he has and the desire to learn that he shows, he is on his way to being a great footballer. He is going to be a player for the national team. He is going to compete with the centre-backs.”

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Aaron Anselmino is already highly rated at Boca Juniors. (Image: Getty)

Chelsea have already confirmed the addition of five players since the summer transfer window opener on June 14. Former Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo was the first through the door, arriving on a free transfer after his contract expired.

Another teenage sensation from South America, Estevao Willian, was then confirmed to be joining in a £48m move from Palmeiras. The 17-year-old winger will remain in Brazil until 2025 though, initially set to continue his development in Brazil.

Aston Villa midfielder Omari Kellyman has also joined from £19m, another player seemingly purchased on potential having only turned 18 last September. Spanish striker Marc Guiu is the same age, and joined from Barcelona this week for £5m.

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And on Tuesday, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall became signing No.5. The 25-year-old midfielder has followed Maresca from Leicester in a £30m deal, having been pivotal in the Foxes winning promotion to the Premier League.

Chelsea are also expected to make sales to offset transfer costs. The sale of Ian Maatsen has boosted club finances, with the defender moving to Aston Villa for a reported fee of £37.5 million.