Chelsea to net huge cut of transfer of ex-star who never played in first-team

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Chelsea to net huge cut of transfer of ex-star who never played in first-team
Chelsea to net huge cut of transfer of ex-star who never played in first-team

Chelsea could secure a cool £15m off the back of Tino Livramento’s big-money move to Newcastle.

The Magpies have landed the right back, taking their summer spending to £125m. The Southampton defender is set to complete a move this weekend after the Geordies agreed a price of £35m after several weeks of negotiating.

‌Livramento, 20, joins Sandro Tonali and Harvey Barnes as Eddie Howe’s big new recruits ahead of the kick off against Aston Villa next week and their return to the Champions League. The Saints have made a healthy profit after signing him from Chelsea two years ago for an initial £5m.

The defender has gone on to make 34 appearances since then. As part of the original deal that took him to St Mary’s, Chelsea made sure to slot in a clause that would see them net 50 percent of the profit should Southampton sell him in the future.

That would see the Blues secure between £13m-£15.5m dependent on add-ons being reached during his time at St James’ Park. Livramento is an England U21 international but played only twice last season after recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury in April last year.

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He proved his fitness in the last two games of the campaign against Liverpool and Brighton. The youngster is cover for England international Kieran Trippier and can also play left back which is a priority position for Newcastle’s recruitment.

Chelsea to net huge cut of transfer of ex-star who never played in first-teamTino Livramento is closing in on a move to Newcastle (Getty Images)

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Newcastle could now be restricted to signings on loan, but would love to add Kieran Tierney from Arsenal. United raised £25m by selling Allan Saint Maximin to Al-Ahli last week.

In the meantime, Chelsea’s cash boost from Livramento’s summer move is just the latest in what has been a summer of sales at Stamford Bridge. Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic have all been sold to Premier League rivals for big fees.

Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy have moved to Saudi Arabia, whilst Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have both made permanent moves to Italian giants AC Milan. Ethan Ampadu, Cesar Azpilicueta and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all among players to have left West London throughout the summer.

Chelsea have used the funds they have received for another splurge as new boss Mauricio Pochettino shapes his squad ahead of his debut season at Stamford Bridge. Christopher Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson and Lesley Ugochukwu have all been signed for big fees throughout the window.

The Blues kick-off their 2023/24 Premier League season against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Elsewhere, academy graduate Livramento will be aiming to start his Newcastle career in the best way.

Eddie Howe’s side take on Aston Villa at St James’ Park on the opening weekend of the season. Newcastle have two more pre-season friendlies before then against Fiorentina and Villarreal.

Simon Bird

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