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Roman Abramovich funds Marina Granovskaia transfer deal to complete signing of high-rated Milan player



Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia confident of completing two transfers before squad return

Roman Abramovich has reportedly approved Thomas Tuchel’s request for a Chelsea bid for AC Milan left-back Theo Hernandez.

Ben Chilwell has adapted himself as a regular starter under Tuchel, however, he suffered a worrying knee injury in the recent 4-0 Champions League win over Juventus. The left-back has undertaken some light running this week as he continues his recovery.

According to El NacionalMilan’s Hernandez is on Chelsea’s radar. Tuchel has drawn up a list of transfer targets and Hernandez is reportedly the ‘most convincing’ player for the manager.

The German manager has had a request approved by Abramovich to make a move for the 24-year-old, with the Russian owner preparing a bid.

As well as preparing a bid, Abramovich has also reportedly opened talks with the Frenchman, who sould cost more than €40million (£34million).

Hernandez has contributed one goal and five assists in 19 games in all competitions this season.