Chelsea are reportedly interested in acquiring the services of Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur.
The Blues manager Maurizio Sarri wants to find a playmaker to help bolster the team’s midfield while also splashing the cash on a proven creative player in case Eden Hazard leaves the club for Real Madrid.
A report in the Express says Eriksen fits the bill on both counts. Chelsea would are expected to receive top dollar for Hazard, even if he were to run down his contract into his final year, and Tottenham CEO Daniel Levy is expected to demand a huge fee from the West London club.
It is believed that Eriksen would cost around £100million. The Denmark international is not the only playmaker to be linked with Chelsea of late either.
Real Madrid’s Isco and Barcelona’s playmaker Philippe Coutinho have also been mentioned as Chelsea look to prepare for a summer of spree.
Meanwhile, Chelsea defender David Luiz is closing in on a new contract with the club.
Luiz’s current deal with the Blues expires at the end of the current season, and reports suggest he’s closing in on a new one-year deal.