Chelsea are looking to follow up their £33m acquisition of Hakim Ziyech with Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino from Inter Milan this summer.
The Blues appeared to land a bargain in Moroccan playmaker Ziyech from Ajax this week, with the 26-year-old set to officially move to west London at the end of the season.
And the Premier League club are now looking to add more firepower to their midfield in box-to-box workhorse Vecino, according to the Daily Express.
They’ll have to battle it out with Everton for his signature though, with the Toffees also keen on the 28-year-old who has been at the San Siro for seven years.
It’s thought Vecino, whose contract expires in 2022, would cost around £23m.
And Inter boss Antonio Conte is thought to be open to selling the club stalwart to fund his own transfer plans as the ex-Chelsea manager looks to continue to put his stamp on the Nerazzurri squad.
Vecino would play in Frank Lampard’s midfield three, and would likely slot in alongside N’Golo Kante and Jorginho.
He could also link up with new boy Ziyech, who is likely to play on the right wing to allow him to cut in with his left foot.
Hakim Ziyech has already joined Chelsea for just £33m
Ian Wright thinks the Blues have pulled off some sensational transfer business in landing Ziyech, who has shown he has the ability to compete at the top with Ajax in the Champions League.
“The thing with Ziyech is that he’s one of those creative players and when you watch Chelsea, especially at home, I think they were expecting a bit more for their creative players,” Wright told Premier League Productions.
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