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Chelsea plotting a surprise summer move for Brazil and Lazio star Felipe Anderson

Chelsea plotting a surprise summer move for Brazil and Lazio star Felipe Anderson

- Premier League outfit Chelsea are plotting to sign Lazio midfielder Anderson this summer

- The Blues want to strengthen their squad ahead of the coming season

- Antonio Conte's men wrapped up the 2017-18 season winning the FA Cup title after beating Manchester united 1-0

English FA Cup champions Chelsea are reportedly planning to sign SS Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson this summer according to Tribal Football.

The Brazilian superstar has been impressive for Biancocelesti since he joined them in the summer of 2014, but only managed 21 appearances for thr Stadiu Olimpico side in the recently concluded Italian Serie A.

He also scored four goals in the process, with his best form more pronounced in the second-half of the campaign.

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However, the Blues executives have taken note of the former Santos star and might make a move for him when the transfer window opens in the next few days.

Tribal Football citing Corriere dello Sport claims the Stamford Bridge outfit could launch a bid for the midfielder this week.

Meanwhile, they are said to be preparing to offer up to €40 million for Anderson despite the uncertain status of their manager Antonio Conte.

The Brazil international is also said to be wanted by Paris Saint Germain, with Lazio president Claudio Lotito seeking closer to €60m to sell.

Anderson got his senior career started in 2010 with Brazil topflight side, Santos and moved to Europe for the first time in 2013.

He has however scored 25 goals in over 135 matches for his present club, meanwhile, his current deal will not expire until the summer of 2020 – which means that he has two more seasons with his Italian club side.

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The Blues are said to have tabled massive £132m offer for Real Madrid for the possibility of them signing the player this summer according to Don Balon.

Asensio, 22, has been heavily linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in recent months.

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