Chelsea fail with £32m Gomes bid

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  • Post published:June 15, 2016

Chelsea have had a £32-million bid for Portugal international Andre Gomes turned down, according to reports. 

The 22-year-old played a starring role in Valencia’s midfield last term, yet the club are reportedly open to selling him but only if they can drive up the potential fee, reports Sky Sports.

Valencia reportedly agreed a sell-on clause with Benfica when they signed the player from the Portuguese club, meaning a portion of the player’s transfer must be forfeited to Gomes’ former club in the event of a sale.

According to reports, that sum would amount to as much as 25 percent of the total fee.

Gomes only arrived at the Mestalla on a permanent basis 12 months ago in deal in the region of £12m, having spent the previous season at the club on loan.

While a host of clubs are believed to have shown interest in the star, only Chelsea have thus far tabled an offer. As things stand, Chelsea and Valencia remain £10-million apart in their respective evaluations of the player.

Gomes made 41 appearances for Valencia last term, netting five times and contributing eight assists and is currently on duty with the national side at Euro 2016.

Photo: Valencia website