Chelsea have reached an agreement with Sassuolo to remove the buy-back clause inserted in Jeremie Boga’s contract.

Chelsea sold Boga to the Serie A club in 2018 after loan spells at Rennes, Granada and Birmingham, but the blues inserted a buy-back clause reportedly in the region of £13m.

However, according to latest report by transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Chelsea have agreed to remove the clause, making Sassuolo the sole owner of the Ivory Coast international.

The 23-year-old is attracting interest from Napoli who are ready to offer €25m for his services, but that may not be enough as Sassuolo have openly stated their desire to keep the winger at the club next season.

“Boga has grown a lot, we must give credit to (coach Roberto) De Zerbi who made him grow,” Sassuolo sports director Giovanni Carnevali told La Domenica Sportiva.
“He is requested by various clubs, but we intend to keep him, we do not want to sell him because he will continue in the project that Dr Squinzi had in mind. He will be Neroverde also next season.”
With Willian and Pedro likely to leave Chelsea in the summer, Chelsea will have to look elsewhere as search for capable replacements continues.