If you believe Gazzetta dello Sport, Chelsea are set to make a move for AS Lazio attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson. According to the reports, Chelsea had intended to wait a little more before they move for the Brazilian but after news emerged that Manchester United are interested in the player, Jose Mourinho has decided to hasten the deal so as not to lose out on his signing to his arch rivals the red devils.
According to the reports, Manchester United has reportedly sent their chief scout Jim Lawlor to watch the Brazilian and he has reportedly returned back to Van Gaal with good reports. However, as the Red devils moan over making a move for him or not, Chelsea are set to put in a bid of €50m which the club hopes will be enough to get them the Brazilian
With Oscar likely to be sold by Mourinho and question marks on the futures of Ramires and Willian, Chelsea would do well to sign the 21-year-old former Arsenal target. And considering the connection Jose Mourinho has in Italy, Chelsea may have a good chance of getting Lazio to lower their price.