CHELSEA are looking to boost their squad as January transfer window is beckoning as some star players have already been linked with the Stamford Bridge outfit.
The London giants are prepared to step up their pursuit of Real Madrid star Federico Valverde by launching a significant offer of more than €60m for the midfielder. Uruguay international has been with Los Blancos since 2016, when the midfielder arrived from Penarol.
Having spent a campaign with Real Madrid’s Castilla side and a year out on loan at Deportivo La Coruna, the footballer has become a regular in the first-team at Los Blancos over the past three seasons. To date, Federico has played 119 games for La Liga giants, scoring five goals and setting up seven more.
Valverde had grown into a vital part of the team under Zinedine Zidane, especially in the previous season, but has lost his place in the starting line-up under the management of Carlo Ancelotti.
The Italian coach has placed his faith in the experienced trio of Modric, Kroos and Casemiro, which has left the 23-year-old midfielder and summer signing Camavinga warming the benches more often than not. Indeed, of his 17 games in all tournaments this term, only eight have been started in La Liga.
As a result, the Uruguayan midfielder is believed to have grown frustrated and considering his options for the next campaign if Modric signs a new deal with Los Blancos. Alerted by the development, Chelsea are set to swoop the South American midfielder away from Los Blancos.
Chelsea will be needing reinforcements in the middle of the part in the summer as N’Golo Kante is struggling with injury problems while Jorginho’s flirtations with potential come back to Italy continue.