Ajax Manager Confirms Edson Alvarez Wanted To Join Chelsea

Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder has surrendered midfielder Edson Alvarez expected to join Chelsea on the last day of the trade window.

The Blues halted a €50m bid for Alvarez on the last day of the English trade window – the Dutch window had recently closed – and midfielder even wouldn’t plan with his side attempting to pass through a move.


In the long run, Ajax wouldn’t sell Alvarez and Schreuder attempted to progress forward by starting the Mexico worldwide in Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Cambuur, before which he surrendered that Alvarez expected to leave.

“Chelsea associated over Edson Alvarez on the last day and Alvarez required this move,” he told ESPN. “For one day, he was feeling very down, at this point yesterday, he told me: ‘Coach, I am here and will give my 100% later on’.

He moreover told club media: “We discussed it with Edson. Exactly when things happen on the last day, it is reasonable that he was diverted by that in his brain, so we agreed that he wouldn’t plan with us.

“Edson uncovered back on Friday and is ready to play. In case you see what happened and how he showed himself in getting ready on Friday, he has set himself up very well. His message is that he is marvelously restless to continue to play at Ajax.”

At the point when Alvarez was dispensed with from the market, Chelsea put their emphasis on Denis Zakaria, working out a consent to bring the midfielder in on a season-long credit from Juventus that consolidates a decision to buy.