According to sources from Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are reportedly prepared to accepted a £60 million transfer for a world-class midfielder in exchange for the player.
With his team having suffered a series of injury problems, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is still trying to bolster his midfield department by bringing in potential targets who can help him preserve his club’s advantage at the top of the Premier League table.
According to a report in Spain’s El-National newspaper, Chelsea have agreed to acquire Brazilian and Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro in a £60 million deal.
A spate of underwhelming performances over the first half of the current season has caused the 29-year-old to fall out of favor at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Spanish teams interested in acquiring his services.
When it comes to replacing Saul Niguez, Tuchel believes Casemiro is the best option. Niguez has failed to impress during his loan term at Athletico Madrid this season, and Tuchel believes Casemiro is the best option.
Meanwhile, according to a number of unconfirmed sources, Ronald Araujo has agreed to take over as Rudiger’s replacement as Chelsea’s captain.