Ajax manager confirms Edson Alvarez wanted to join Chelsea

Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder has admitted midfielder Edson Alvarez wanted to join Chelsea on the final day of the transfer window.

The Blues lodged a €50m bid for Alvarez on the final day of the English transfer window – the Dutch window had already closed – and midfielder even refused to train with his side in an attempt to force through a move.

Ultimately, Ajax refused to sell Alvarez and Schreuder attempted to move on by starting the Mexico international in Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Cambuur, before which he admitted that Alvarez wanted to leave.

Chelsea made contact over Edson…

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