Sometimes it can be managers or players to deliver some big transfer news sooner than clubs or news outlets themselves, and this time a big claim has been made from a national coach.
As reported by Football Italia, Hungary coach Marco Rossi has dropped the big bombshell today.
He has been speaking to the media about some of his players with Hungary, one of those is Chelsea-linked defender Attila Szalai, who plays for Fenerbache currently.
Rossi says that he believes the centre back’s move to Chelsea is a ‘done deal’ now after the young defender has been catching the eye of a number of top European clubs.
“I see very well Attila Szalai, who plays for Fenerbache, but I think he is joining Chelsea,” Ross is quoted as saying.
“Clearly, he has been followed by important clubs in Spain, but apparently his move to Chelsea is a done deal.”
Of course you must take into account here he is saying that he ‘thinks’ this is what is happening, and he also says ‘apparently’.
But with Szalai being a Hungarian international, you’d imagine that Rossi will know what is or what isn’t going on here more than most.
We will have to wait and see…