Chelsea have set up a meeting with transfer target Éder Militāo.
The Club World Cup Champions have made defensive reinforcements a summer priority, and, with continued uncertainty over the futures of Antonio Rüdiger, Andreas Christensen and César Azpilicueta, they may be looking to bring in more than one fresh face.
Links with Sevilla’s Jules Koundé remain strong, but fellow La Liga star Militāo, currently with Real Madrid, is also of interest.
Since joining Real in 2019, the Brazilian has become one of the best defenders in Spanish football, and has seamlessly filled the gap left by the departure of Sergio Ramos.
Now the Chelsea board want to try and convince him of the merits of switching to the Premier League.
Still only 24, Militāo is an established Brazilian international having gained 20 senior caps for his country and will likely form part of their World Cup squad later this year.
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