Chelsea linked with Inter Milan pair

Chelsea, already linked with Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia, are reported to also be interested in signing midfielders Fredy Guarin and Mateo Kovacic from the Italian club.

Colombian Guarin, 27, and 19-year-old Croatian Kovacic are both wanted by the Blues, according to Tuttosport.

The highly-rated Ranocchia was this week touted as a possible replacement for David Luiz amid speculation over the Brazilian’s future at Stamford Bridge.

Elsewhere in Italy, former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is reported to be close to signing a new contract at Juventus, which will supposedly disappoint Chelsea.

It is claimed the Blues are interested in the 20-year-old France international, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Real Madrid.

Metro quote Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon as saying: “Pogba? You will see soon he will also renew his contract.”

Chelsea are being widely tipped to attempt to sign Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco when the transfer window opens in January.

The Colombian striker was linked with a big-money switch to Stamford Bridge prior to moving to Monte Carlo – where he is reportedly unsettled – from Atletico Madrid in the summer.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports report that Neil Etheridge’s loan spell at Crewe could be brought to a premature end after the Fulham goalkeeper suffered a thigh injury.



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