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Graham Potter responds to claims of Chelsea’s completed Badiashile swoop

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Chelsea head coach Graham Potter was, on Sunday night, drawn on the mounting speculation surrounding the club’s swoop for Benoit Badiashile.The day, to date, has of course seen the name of defender Badiashile take its place front and centre in the English media headlines.This comes after reports surfaced – by way of a number of reliable sources – that Chelsea had sealed an agreement with AS Monaco to bring the 21-year-old to Stamford Bridge.Badiashile, it is understood, is set to make the move to west London as part of a €37/38 million deal.🚨 EXCL: Chelsea reach total agreement with AS Monaco to sign centre-back Benoit Badiashile. Fee €37/38m – medical being scheduled. If all goes to plan 21yo France international will sign a long-term contract already in place @TheAthleticFC #CFC #ASMonaco https://t.co/1tK6nOIyc2— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 1, 2023 Speaking to the media late on Sunday evening, it therefore came as little surprise when the subject of the alleged incoming reinforcements to his backline was put to Graham Potter.This, of course, comes after Chelsea stuttered to yet another disappointing result, in the form of a 1-1 stalemate with relegation-battling Nottingham Forest.Despite the widespread understanding that Badiashile’s transfer is as good as confirmed, though, Potter was keen to keep his cards close to his chest:“Until somebody tells me anybody has been signed, it would be unfair of me to comment.”Graham Potter on Badiashile deal done: “Until somebody tells me anybody has been signed, it would be unfair of me to comment”, tells @SkySportsPL. 🔵 #CFCBadiashile will be in London on Monday to sign the six-year and half deal after medical tests. It’s almost completed. pic.twitter.com/nRedD0L1cw— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 1, 2023 Chelsea complete second signing of January windowChelsea transfer news: Enzo update, Caicedo fee revealed & more

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