Omari Hutchinson to undergo Ipswich medical ahead of move from Chelsea

Omari Hutchinson is set to undergo a medical at Ipswich Town after the club agreed a deal worth up to £22.5million with Chelsea for the winger.

The fee is set to be an initial £20m plus up to £2.5m in add-ons, and would include a sell-on clause, making him Ipswich’s record signing.

Personal terms have been agreed and the completion of the deal is subject to Hutchinson completing a medical.

Arsenal will receive a percentage of the fee due to a sell-on clause inserted into the deal when Hutchinson moved from the north London club to Chelsea in 2022.

The 20-year-old impressed on a season-long loan deal at Portman Road in the 2023-24 season, scoring 11 goals in 50 appearances to help Kieran McKenna’s side secure promotion to the Premier League after a 22-year absence.

The Athletic reported earlier this month that Ipswich had enquired about a fee for Hutchinson, who was also attracting interest from other Premier League clubs and teams across Europe.

Hutchinson first joined Chelsea as a four-year-old in 2008, but left in 2012 to join Charlton Athletic’s youth system before spending seven years at Arsenal between 2015 and 2022.

The winger re-joined Chelsea in the summer of 2022 and made his senior debut against Manchester City in the Premier League in January 2023 as a second-half substitute.

Hutchinson represented England internationally up to Under-19 level but has subsequently been capped twice by Jamaica’s senior team.

Ipswich are preparing for their first season back in the Premier League since 2001-02, having secured back-to-back promotions in League One and the Championship.

Hutchinson scored a number of important goals towards the latter stages of Ipswich’s promotion-push, scoring twice against Hull City in their penultimate away game of the season, and adding the second in a 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town that secured promotion on the final day of the campaign.

The Athletic reported earlier this week that Ipswich are Hull City are engaged in active negotiations over the transfer of defender Jacob Greaves, although an agreement is yet to be reached.

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