Chelsea summer targets: Neven Subotic, Hugo Mallo, Neymar, Fernando and Casemiro

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  • Chelsea summer targets: Neven Subotic, Hugo Mallo, Neymar, Fernando and Casemiro

Chelsea wish-Neven Subotic, Hugo Mallo, Neymar, Fernando & Casemiro (fixed headline)


Chelsea are reportedly targeting Neven Subotic, the Borussia Dortmund defender. Subotic has been very impressive this past season which is why the Blues are determined to land the Serbian international in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The Dortmund centre half has a successful partnership with Mats Hummel in defense, which has been essential in the clubs recent success. Chelsea are not the only top side keeping an eye on the defender, Arsenal are reportedly also interested in making a move for the Serbian over the summer.

Chelsea’s recent signings show they are trying to strengthen their back four, which has not been the same since the departure of Ricardo Carvalho. The Portuguese defender left for Real Madrid over the summer and since then the Blues have not found a suitable replacement.

The Blues brought in David Luiz, the young Benfica defender, over the January transfer window for a fee of £21 million. Subotic is expected to fetch the same price, if the German outfit agrees to sell him at the end of the season. The 22 year old has made some 21 appearances for his national side.

The Blues are reportedly also in the market for a right back and Hugo Mallo, the Celta Vigo defender, seems to be their prime target. The Spain under-19 international has attracted interest from a host of sides, including Deportivo La Coruna, Getafe and Valencia. Sources close to the London club reveal Chelsea’s boss Carlo Ancelotti has expressed interest in bringing the player to Stamford Bridge over the summer.

Chelsea tracking Brazilian youngsters

Chelsea are reportedly interested in three players of the Brazil under-20 national team, including long term target Neymar. A Chelsea scout was spotted at the recent under-20 South American Championship to watch Neymar, Fernando and Casemiro.

It comes as no surprise that Chelsea are chasing Neymar, the Blues made a £25 million bid for the Santos striker over the summer. The bid was rejected but the Blues are confident they can bring the youngster to London at the end of the season with an improved bid.

Neymar was the star of the tournament as he finished as the top goal scorer, but the scout noticed Fernando and Casemiro too. According to reports, Fernando has a release clause in his contract according to which the young midfielder would be worth €10 million if the club agrees to sell him.




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