A Real Madrid star could reportedly be on his way to European champions Chelsea in a sensational move that could take place in the January transfer window.
While there have been reports linking Blues defender Antonio Rudiger with a move to Los Blancos, it appears that a player currently in the Spanish capital could head in the opposite direction in a separate deal in the next window.
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Real midfielder Casemiro is on the radar of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, who is a fan of the player and is understood to have asked club owner Roman Abramovich for approval to sign the 29-year-old Brazilian, per El Nacional.
It is further claimed that Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti does not consider the former FC Porto star indispensable, and that the Spanish giants are seriously considering the possibility of allowing the player to join another club next month.
Casemiro's current contract at the Santiago Bernabeu runs until June 2025, while his market value of €70 million (R1.2 billion), per Transfermarkt, would make him one of Chelsea's most expensive signings if he is sold for a fee in that region.
It is said that all the Blues need to do now is convince Real president Florentino Perez to sanction the deal.
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