The most recent information suggests that Manuel Ugarte has agreed to come to Chelsea, despite the fact that Manchester United are interested in bringing him in from Sporting CP.
According to the version of Record that was published today (a news image of the story can be found below), the Blues will finalize the purchase of the Uruguayan international player for £55.8 million (or 65 million euros).
According to reports, Manchester United is close to reaching an agreement on a transfer fee of at least £43 million to secure a signing.
The London club has decided to activate the clause that calls for the payment of 60 million euros and will also pay add-ons totaling 5 million euros. The player's previous organization, Famalicao, will receive a portion of the transfer price.
Salary offers from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have also been made in an effort to entice the South American defensive midfielder.
However, Record asserts that Ugarte has expressed a desire to play for Chelsea and has agreed to personal terms in order to complete his transfer to Stamford Bridge.
Mauricio Pochettino's club were able to convince him to sign with them by providing a salary of 3.5 million euros per season in addition to bonuses. PSG had been offering approximately 5 million euros per season.
If the player had moved to Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain, he would have been eligible to participate in the winners League next season. However, Casemiro is the club's first choice defensive midfielder at Old Trafford, and Verratti is the primary holding midfielder for the Ligue 1 winners.
At this point, there is a better possibility of Manuel Ugarte starting for Chelsea. It seems expected that he will take the position of N'Golo Kante, whose contract will expire at the end of this month.