Chelsea are reportedly keen on Ajax’s Brazilian attacker David Neres, who is also interesting Borussia Dortmund. Calciomercato claim the Blues have joined the list of the 21-year-old’s admirers after catching the eye for the Amsterdam giants in the past few months.
The ex-Brazil Under-20 star will have been on Chelsea’s radar for a while but he took time to adjust to European football following his move from Sao Paulo.
But Neres has become an integral part of Erik Ten Haag’s first-team plans, which has seen him linked to a number of clubs with bigger budgets.
Borussia Dortmund have taken notice but Neres signed a new deal with Ajax in the summer that ties him to the club until 2022 and could take him out of the Bundesliga club’s price range.
Chelsea would have no such problems and could view Neres as a perfect replacement for Eden Hazard if the Belgian elects not to sign a new contract with the club.