Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is taking a keen interest in young Valencia forward Paco Alcacer and has been told that his Stamford Bridge side would have to fork out a club record £56m to land the Spanish international according to The Sun.
The 22-year-old striker scored 16 goals in 30 starts in all competitions last season and his good form led to a new contract that includes a massive £56m buyout clause and Alcacer continues to impress.
The speedy attacker finished the Euro 2016 campaign as Spain’s leading scorer with five goals and Mourinho is ready to enlist the services of super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has close ties with Valencia, in order to lure Alcacer into making a move to West London.
Mourinho has seen his Chelsea side struggle for form this term and star striker Diego Costa isn’t making the same impact as he made in his debut season in the Premier League and it’s no surprise that the Blues boss would target a fresh goal-scoring option.
However one wonders if £56m is a fair price to pay for Alcacer who undoubtedly has great potential but is still to deliver the goods at the highest level on the club stage.