UPDATE: Manuel Ugarte expected to sign for PSG after dramatic Chelsea U-turn

Image of Uruguayan international footballer Manuel Ugarte.

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Monday, June 5 at 4:20 pm

After Chelsea performed a dramatic U-turn and pulled out of the deal for Manuel Ugarte, the Uruguayan international midfielder is expected to sign for PSG this Monday, June 5.

According to the respected sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, the player is already in the French capital and preparing to undergo a medical. If he passes then he could sign a contract as early as today.

In a tweet, he wrote: “Manuel Ugarte to PSG, here we go! Understand the player is ALREADY in Paris set for medical — he’ll sign the contract today. #PSG PSG will pay €60m to Sporting, Chelsea left the race 12h ago and Ugarte will join PSG as Campos closed the negotiation”.


Monday, June 5 at 0:59 am

In an incredible turn of events, the transfer of Manuel Ugarte to Chelsea has reportedly fallen through.

Portuguese news outlet record.pt confirmed on Saturday, June 3 that the Uruguayan had signed for the Blues.

According to the respected sports journalist Fabrizio Romano though, Chelsea have pulled out of the deal. It now looks like the midfielder will end up at PSG instead.

In a tweet posted late on Sunday evening, Romano wrote: “Breaking: Chelsea are pulling out of the Manuel Ugarte race, PSG are now in the lead to sign the player!  #CFC Player was open to Chelsea move — but PSG have offered more and Chelsea are not willing to pay well above what they consider Ugarte’s “market rate”.


Saturday, June 3 at 9:13 pm

Manuel Ugarte, the Uruguayan international midfielder has signed for Premier League club Chelsea.

He will leave Sporting Lisbon and head for new pastures at Stamford Bridge where he will join Mauricio Pochettino’s squad of players.

According to record.pt, 22-year-old Ugarte had a better offer on the table from the French Ligue 1 giants PSG but the player finally opted for the Blues. They apparently wanted to pay him an extra €5 million per year.

His contract allegedly had a release clause of €60 million as well as an extra €5m payment should he score a certain number of goals. It is thought that Ugarte will earn €3.5 million per season at Chelsea.

Negotiations between Manu’s representatives Jorge Mendes and Jorge Chijane and the two clubs had reportedly been going on for almost two weeks.

Despite not having European football to look forward to with Chelse next season, he still faces the prospect of playing against the likes of today’s FA Cup winners Manchester City.

Ugarte originally moved to the Portuguese capital from Famalicão FC, in 2021. During his spell with Sporting, he made 85 appearances in the famous green and white shirt and picked up an Allianz Cup-winners medal in 2021.

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Chris King

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    • Stephen

      03 June 2023 • 22:02

      Nice sign,now let’s get a striker,,G. Ramos from benfica 💪

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