Chelsea bid for Senegalese striker Habib Diallo

Chelsea have submitted a €20m bid for Metz and Senegal forward Habib Diallo, according to Le Républicain Lorrain. 

The 24-year-old Metz forward is also linked to London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs.

Habib Diallo was crucial in Metz’s promotion to Ligue 1 last season, scoring 26 and assisting six goals in the league.

Although Metz are currently sitting 17th in Ligue 1, the Diallo has shown he can thrive in the increased level of competition, with 10 goals and an assist to show for his efforts in 19 league appearances.

Metz will be reluctant to sell Diallo though, as he Metz, though, as the 24-year-old will be crucial to the club’s chances of surviving relegation come the end of the season.

Habib Diallo has represented the Senegal senior team on four occasions, scoring his first international goal on 13 November 2019 against Congo in qualification for the 2021 AFCON.