Now Chelsea target Saints right-back – report

Date published: Tuesday 15th August 2017 6:34

Southampton right-back Cedric Soares is the latest name to be linked with Chelsea, who are getting desperate for new recruits.

The Daily Telegraph claim that Chelsea will ‘attempt to sign at least three new players before the transfer window closes’.

Cedric won Euro 2016 with Portugal but Chelsea would expect to sign him from the Saints for £15-20m.

Juventus full-back Alex Sandro is still a target despite Juventus fighting hard to keep hold of the Brazilian, while Valencia’s Joao Cancelo and PSG’s Serge Aurier still options.

Danny Drinkwater will be the subject of another bid from Chelsea, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains a target but – contrary to reports on Monday – Arsenal are not keen to sell.

A report in The Times suggests that Conte and the club are in a ‘stand-off’ about the Italian’s targets, who are said to be Virgil van Dijk, Antonio Candreva, Alex Sandro, Fernando Llorente and Ivan Perisic.


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