Chelsea will look to improve massively on last season under the tutelage of Antonio Conte and they may be lining up with Andre Gomes in their ranks come August.
The Daily Mail reports that Chelsea have made contact with Valencia to enquire about the 22-year-old and have been quoted a huge fee:
Valencia set asking price of £42million for Chelsea target Andre Gomes
The Blues have made enquiries for the 22-year-old Portugal international
Despite his tender age, André Filipe Tavares Gomes has played 9 times for Portugal and he’s also racked up 77 games in Spain with Valencia with an impressive goal tally of 9.
The midfielder moved from Benfica in 2014 after 41 appearances and four goals in a really promising start to his senior career.
Chelsea are clearly looking to add dynamism to a midfield which didn’t show enough character last season as the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic went badly off the boil in their second full seasons at Stamford Bridge.
Reports earlier today suggested that Chelsea had actually lodged a bid for Gomes for around £32m but that it has been rejected by Valencia.
Valencia reject Chelsea bid for Andre Gomes, according to Sky sources
The Daily Mail report states that Chelsea are also still keen to bring Roma dynamo Radja Nainggolan to the club having had a £27m bid rejected by the Serie A club last week.
Here are some of Gomes best moments so far in his fledgling career. Chelsea supporters – would he enliven the midfield and does this mean Cesc is off?