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Report: Chelsea to rival Liverpool for Maxi Gomez

A report claims that Chelsea will rival Liverpool for the signing of Celta Vigo ace Maxi Gomez.

Chelsea intend to go head to head with Premier League rivals Liverpool for Celta Vigo star Maxi Gomez, according to a report.

The 22-year-old has scored 26 goals in 58 La Liga appearances since joining Celta from Defensor Sporting in 2017, including nine in 22 this term.

Liverpool are said to be considering a summer move for Gomez, who is believed to have come close to joining West Ham United in the January window.

According to The Sun, Chelsea may also be about to make an approach for the Argentina international and they are prepared to go as high as £35m with their offer.

Chelsea brought in Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus five weeks ago, but the striker is due to return back to his parent club in the summer.

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Maxi Gomez in action for Celta Vigo on September 1, 2018
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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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