Chelsea linked with Lazio’s Brazilian star Felipe Anderson

The Daily Express claim Chelsea want Brazilian striker Felipe Anderson but say it would take a massive contract to lure him away from Lazio.

The 25-year-old, who is rated at £30m, is also reportedly attracting interest from Manchester United and Manchester City, but he recently signed a five-year deal with the Italian Serie A side.

And the player’s agent Stefano Castagna has been quoted as saying the player is happy in Italy.

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba continues to be linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, with director general Giuseppe Morata admitting it will be difficult to keep the French midfielder if a big offer comes in.

Marotta has told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that if Pogba, 22, chooses to leave, “it will be hard for the club to keep him”.

“He’s given no sign that he wants to go,” Marota said. “The problem is when a player is offered a contract that can be two or three times higher than he’s currently earning.”

Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s former Tottenham winger Gareth Bale will spurn a move back to the Premier League, despite interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City, according to the Daily Mail.

The 25-year-old Welshman signed a six-year contract with the Spanish giants when he joined in September 2013 and the Mail suggest, although he is struggling to win over the club’s supporters, Bale is desperate to prove any doubters wrong.

And Petr Cech looks increasingly unlikely to be a Chelsea player next season, with reports continuing to suggest Arsenal and Real Madrid are among the clubs keen to sign the goalkeeper.

Cech has told Czech newspaper Idnes that he would not be happy being the understudy to Thibaut Courtois for a second season.

Chelsea are said to want a fee of around £10m for Cech, who has a year to run on his contract.

“It is no secret that I want to play more,” the 32-year-old has said. “The situation is the same, it hasn’t changed. But at the end of the season it will be solved.

“When a specific offer comes, I will consider it. There are some offers one cannot turn down.”

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