It’s pure bedlam on the transfer front right now. Despite the fact that relatively little money has actually changed hands, every agent in the world is showing a bit of leg to clubs who might be interested in their talent pool.
Manchester United have been linked with midfield playmakers since long before the pre-eminent Paul Scholes decided to retire for 2nd time at the end of the season. While Chelsea are flush with midfield maestros, United could certainly do with adding some quality in that area, as they continue in their attempts to fill the hole left by The Ginger Prince.
Cesc Fabregas has been linked with the club but has done his best to distance himself from rumours. So the spotlight has now fallen on his team mate Thiago Alcantara. The Italian born 22 year old did himself no harm by scoring a peachy hat-trick against Italy in the final of the U21 championship in Israel and now it has been reported that Chelsea are trying to muscle in on the action to sign him.
Talksport have suggested that Chelsea will try and get in front of Manchester United in the queue to sign the brilliant Spaniard:
Manchester United looked in pole position to land him, with a long-term successor to Paul Scholes still yet to be identified but reports in Spain have revealed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants him at Stamford Bridge.
The Russian billionaire is in Israel as a guest of president Shimon Peres, who is celebrating turning 90, but could use the trip for transfer business with the Championships taking place in the country.
The report goes on to suggest that if their bid fails they will turn to Isco in what seems like a story that is simply trying to cover all the bases.
There is no doubt that Alcantara is Chelsea quality but with Juan Mata already in the ranks and Eden Hazard looking good enough to play anywhere, do Chelsea really need another playmaker as a priority? That said, you can’t have too much quality in your side and Thiago certainly has bundles of it.
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