Despite having a plethora of options at his disposal, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel still wants another midfielder.
And one man reported to be firmly in his sights is Real Madrid’s Casemiro, who has fallen out of favour under Carlo Ancelotti.
The Brazilian had been a staple in the Real side for several years until the arrival of the Italian manager back in the summer, but now finds himself potentially surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu, and could be sold.
He will not come cheap – the La Liga club are reported to be wanting upwards of £50 million to part with him, and they are also likely to face stiff competition from other leading European club whose trophy collection whilst he has been in Spain includes four Champions League titles and La Liga championships.
He is under contract until 2025, having agreed his latest deal with Real only four months ago.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.