The defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League last weekend exposed the weaknesses in their squad. This has left Maurizio Sarri already scampering for reinforcement ahead of the January transfer window.
According to emerging reports, Chelsea have signaled interest in signing FC Porto defender Eder Militao.
Earlier this week, Man United were mentioned as the sole suitor of the Brazilian midfielder. United signed Diogo Dalot from Porto and it has been widely claimed Mourinho would take advantage of his relationship with the Portuguese to sign Militao.
The defender has been impressive for Porto since switching from Sao Paulo and he has caught the attention of several clubs. He has featured in 13 games in all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s former club, and his coach Sergio Conceicao is impressed with his show-off thus far.
A Bola claims Chelsea have noticed the player and Sarri is pleased with his quality. The report claims Chelsea have an advantage of signing the player over United because of the agents involved.
Giuliano Bertolucci and Kia Joorabchian are the deal brokers for Chelsea and they have been involved in many of the Blues’ deal. They are expecting to seal the deal for the player. However, there is a cache, Chelsea must pay his €50m buy out clause else he wont move.