CHELSEA is preparing to buy Real Madrid star Casemiro, according to reports.
Thomas Tuchel is said to want to add another midfielder to his squad and the Brazilian fits the bill.
Casemiro is said to have known his future was in doubt shortly after Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival.
According to El Nacional.
The performance of the 29-year-old is said to have worried Real head coach Florentino Perez.
And as a result, he is considering selling him.
There are a number of clubs interested in Chelsea at the top of the list.
Jorginho and N’Golo Kante are Tuchel’s number one choice.
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But the French player has suffered a number of injuries recently.
Saul Niguez has also failed on loan from Atletico Madrid.
And as a result, Tuchel is said to want to add another body in place.
However, the Blues will have to fork out more than £50m, as Real’s top team will not accept less than £51m.
Casemiro is said to feel at home in Spain but Chelsea’s proposal has ‘raised doubts in his mind’.
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His agent is said to have had ‘several meetings’ with the Blues hierarchy.
And he will be ready to move.
If the Brazil international leaves, Real are said to be eyeing Leicester midfielder Wilfried Ndidi to replace him.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4243386/chelsea-real-madrid-casemiro-transfer-thomas-tuchel/ Chelsea ‘lined up to buy Real Madrid star Casemiro’ with Thomas Tuchel interested in another midfielder