Chelsea are considering making a move for Liverpool left-back target Jose Enrique, Metro claims, with the side confident that they can lure the Spaniard with the promise of Champions League football.
Enrique has refused to sign a contract extension at Newcastle, and recently turned to twitter to express his frustrations at the board’s decisions this summer.
Enrique was fined for the outburst, and while Alan Pardew insisted the issue was sorted, connections to clubs including Liverpool have refused to die.
But now Chelsea are reportedly considering whether they have the transfer funds to steal the march on Liverpool, and offer the £10 million required to sign Enrique.
Chelsea are on the lookout for some big name signings, and with the transfer window entering it’s final month, the Blues will no doubt start setting some targets to chase.
While Chelsea made two bids for Luka Modric of up to £27 million, Tottenham have knocked back their advances, and the club are now looking for alternative midfield targets.
But Liverpool shouldn’t be counted out of the race just yet, with the club desperate to solve their left-back problem. Kenny Dalglish will be doing all he can to secure Enrique’s signature, even without Liverpool being able to offer Champions League football.