Chelsea and Tottenham in transfer battle for USA World Cup star Weston McKennie with cash-strapped Juventus keen to sell

CHELSEA and Tottenham are eyeing a raid on cash-strapped Italian giants Juventus for USA World Cup star Weston McKennie, according to reports.

The midfielder, 24, impressed for the USA in Qatar, featuring in all three group games, as well as the round of 16 defeat to Holland.

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His performances have allegedly put him on the radar of Premier League clubs.

According to Gazetta dello Sport, McKennie is one of a number of players Juve are looking to offload in the January transfer window.

Tottenham, Chelsea and German giants Borussia Dortmund are said to be keen.

A transfer away from the Old Lady would bring an end to McKennie’s two-year stay in Italy.

He moved to Juve from German side Schalke in 2020 on an initial loan, which was later made permanent for £17.6million.

McKennie could be seen as a long-term replacement for Dortmund’s star man Jude Bellingham.

The 19-year-old lit up the World Cup with England and has been linked with a near £130m move away from Germany, with English and Spanish clubs interested.

A move to the Premier League looks more likely for Bellingham, with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City circling.


McKennie has featured 16 times for Juve so far this season, with 11 of those appearances coming in the Serie A.

He has managed to net three goals and assist one across all competitions.

McKennie’s Serie A stats

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