Chelsea’s buy-back clause for former Academy standout Jérémie Boga has been one of the more hotly debated transfer stories of the past few months, with the 23-year-old turning heads in Serie A and making that €10-15m option on the initial £3.5m sale a probable bargain, even in this pandemic economy.

But for some reason, Chelsea were never too enticed by this opportunity — be that to bring back Boga, or to sell him on to one of the many interested parties in Italy (which he himself seems to prefer) — and according to reports today, that un-intention has been made official with the removal of the buy-back clause.

The two teams have apparently struck an agreement to have Sassuolo buy-out the buy-back, leaving Chelsea with a right of first refusal, i.e. the option to match any bid Sassuolo accept in the future. It’s unclear if any new sell-on percentage has been negotiated, as rumored before.