Attila Szalai

Fenerbahce has denied reports defender Attila Szalai is close to joining Premier League side Chelsea. 

Hungary boss Marco Rossi claimed that Szalai is on the brink of signing for the Blues. In a statement released on Tuesday, Fenerbahce has revealed Chelsea has not made any contact to sign Szalai.

“The allegations regarding the transfer of our player Attila Szalai, which have been made public in the last few days, based on foreign press and social media, do not reflect the truth,” a statement from the club read.

“Our club has not made any transfer negotiations regarding our successful football player Attila Szalai. Our player continues his work completely concentrating on the goals of our team. We present it to the public.”

Performance

The 23-year-old has impressed since moving to Turkey in January, featuring in Hungary’s three Euro 2020 group stage games as well as their 1-1 draw against England in the World Cup qualifiers.

Szalai signed a four-year deal at Fenerbahce following his £1.8m move from Apollon Limassol and Rossi believes his center-back is set for another transfer this winter.

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