Chelsea lead race for Newcastle and Arsenal target

Sporting CP defender Ousmane Diomande
Sporting CP defender Ousmane Diomande. Photo by Shutterstock.

Chelsea are reportedly at the forefront of the chase to sign Sporting Lisbon youngster Ousmane Diomande this summer.

Following his notable performances since his arrival in Portugal from Midtjylland, Diomande has caught the eye of several Premier League giants, including Newcastle and Arsenal.

But The Sun reports that Chelsea leads the pack for the 20-year-old’s signature.

The young defender is valued at around £51 million, with additional performance-related bonuses expected to be part of the deal, marking him as a significant investment for the future of any acquiring club.