Chelsea have inevitably been dragged into the transfer situation around Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
The Lazio player had been a big star of the transfer rumour mill before the World Cup and some claims suggested an asking price as high as €180m.
For that to have been remotely realistic then SMS would have had to explode at the World Cup, and whilst he wasn’t poor he certainly didn’t stand out enough to justify such an amount.
Manchester United, Real Madrid and PSG were among those linked, and now Corriere dello Sport bring Chelsea in. In their Sunday edition the Italian newspaper state there’s a ‘possible offer coming from England’.
That’s Chelsea, with it being claimed Roman Abramovich would have to push past Manchester United and Real Madrid in order to sign the Serbian midfielder.
The price is said to have dropped to somewhere around €120-130m, plus a player. It’s speculated that Cesc Fabregas may be surplus to requirements at Chelsea, depending how Maurizio Sarri sees things going forward.
Fabregas may be 31 years of age but sending him, or any other senior Chelsea player, and up to €130m to Lazio seems over the top.