Despite being willing to give up in excess of £35 million for his services, it seems as though Chelsea will be unsuccessful in their pursuit of Hirving Lozano. 

Sky Sports relay a Corriere dello Sport report that claims Napoli are close to securing a deal for the PSV Eindhoven winger, with the Serie A outfit having held multiple rounds of negotiations with the player’s representatives. 

Transfer ban aside, it seems that the impressive forward won’t be making the move to Stamford Bridge this summer. 

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The Mexican international made a name for himself at the World Cup last summer, with a series of impressive performances in attack for his country – the highlight being his goal against Germany that secured a shock 1-0 victory for Mexico in their opening group game. 

The Blues will now be forced to explore alternative options, be that other potential signings or youth stars within the club who could do with more playing time. Anyone come to mind?