It has been reported that Cole Palmer is now ‘open’ to a shock transfer to Chelsea this summer.

This comes from journalist Ben Jacobs, after it was claimed on Wednesday by Fabrizio Romano that Mauricio Pochettino’s side were set to ‘open talks’ to sign him.

Now, it seems like Cole Palmer could well be interested in leaving Manchester City to sign for Chelsea.

Ben Jacobs: Cole Palmer is ‘open’ to Chelsea transfer

Branded as an ‘exceptional talent’ by Joleon Lescott, it seemed like the 21-year-old was set to have a breakthrough season at the Etihad Stadium.

Despite Jeremy Doku’s arrival, the Englishman has shown enough signs that he was ready to make a serious impression in the first-team, having scored decisive goals against Arsenal in the Community Shield and Sevilla in the Super Cup.

But now, it has been revealed that Cole Palmer is ‘open to move’ to Chelsea if a deal goes through.

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Further details suggest that the Wythenshawe-born talent is ‘high’ on the Blues’ list of remaining summer targets.

It is believed that a meeting was recently held at Cobham about bringing in certain attack-minded targets to the club.

Manchester City should keep Cole Palmer at all costs

For starters, even if Manchester City do intend to ship Cole Palmer out, selling him to another ‘Big Six’ club in Chelsea would be an egregious decision.

To add to that, the U-21 Euros winner is the only natural winger that City have on their books alongside recently-signed youngster Jeremy Doku.

Stylistically, Cole Palmer is the natural heir to Riyad Mahrez’s throne and every time he has been given an opportunity to shine this season, he has stood out against major opposition.

A two-way dribbler blessed with an eye for goal and the ability to retain the ball, the Sky Blues academy talent is a natural fit in a Pep Guardiola side.

To now let Chelsea of all clubs sign him would be a bizarre call to say the least.

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