Chelsea transfer decision will worry Mykhailo Mudryk and Raheem Sterling as £51m deal confirmed

Chelsea attackers Mykhailo Mudryk and Raheem Sterling
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Chelsea's summer window has sprung back into life. After what had been a period of relative calm during the start of the European Championship, chaos has once again descended.

We are now just over three weeks from the club's first pre-season friendly as well, so add that to the mix. Enzo Maresca will officially start his work in eight days too.

There is plenty to be prepared for before his plans are completed for the summer. But what is certain is that there will be noise around him at the club, no matter what is going on.

Chelsea attract attention, and right now, they still receive their fair share of criticism. That isn't going to stop until the results begin to follow the enormous transfer outlay so far under Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital.

Here, has the latest from Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea announce Estevao

And then there were two. On Saturday, Chelsea announced the agreement that had long been awaited publicly for the transfer of Palmeiras forward Estevao Willian. He becomes the second summer signing after Tosin Adarabioyo agreed to join on a free transfer at the end of his contract at Fulham.

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Estevao will not arrive until 12 months time before the 2025/26 season with the intention of adding him directly to the first-team squad. The 18-year-old could end up costing as much as £51million.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the certain fee is for £28million with £5million more asserting to appearance-based add-ons during his last year at Palmeiras. There is a further £15million regarding how he gets on at Chelsea as a 'multiseason starter', and then the rest is described as 'difficult' extras. says: Chelsea are prepared to die on the hill of buying young players. Estevao is a large drop in an even bigger ocean of money committed on teenagers that is already around the £200million mark.

Kendry Paez may have something to say, but many suggest that Estevao is the best of the lot so far. He is seen as someone with the same talent as Neymar. It's certainly big praise., especially for a player not yet dominating Brazil and a league that is a long way from being Premier League standard.

To this extent, it is still a risk. Chelsea thinks they're doing this the right way, and for that reason, there is no reason to expect that they stop with the youth recruitment charge. Perhaps by 2030, there will be something to show for it.

Left-wing switch

Chelsea will turn their attention towards the left flank rather than continuing to pursue alternatives to Michael Olise on the right. It's Romano saying it again, and the detail comes after suggestions that Athletic Bilbao forward could become a possible target.

In the aftermath of the blow that is losing Michael Olise to what seems increasingly likely to be Bayern Munich, Williams was touted as an option. He is a player the club admires, understands, but with huge wage demands and a sizeable transfer fee, the Spaniard is not seen as a viable option.

It is said that instead, the club will look at left-sided players. So far, not many naturally left-wing options have been named. says: Now this is interesting. It's not, however, a massive surprise. Chelsea's right-side is really quite strong. At least in terms of numbers, there is no shortage.

Olise was a unique opportunity at a good price to sign one of the best players in the role. Before him and outside of him, there was not a clear need to add yet more players to the huge list that can already occupy that side.

As for the left-side, what does this mean for Raheem Sterling and Mykhailo Mudryk? Chelsea, with Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku also capable of playing wide if needed, are surely just as well stocked here. Bringing in yet another left-winger doesn't seem feasible financially or necessary.

Sterling has been linked with a move away but has always been told that he is happy at the club and wants to stay to prove himself. As the highest earner and now oldest member, there is an understandable train of thought that leads to him being up for sale.

Mudryk, on the other hand, is yet to really settle. If it weren't for the raw ingredients in his game that make him a unique player in certain aspects, then moving on from him after 18 months wouldn't be ridiculous either. Mudryk also commanded a big transfer fee, and getting anything near that back right now is close to impossible.

So really, Chelsea turning away from right-wingers is totally logical. But diverting that towards the opposite side really isn't.