Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has ‘drawn up a list’ of three top transfer targets with Brazilian starlet Neymar, Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez and Tottenham’s Luka Modric topping the bill, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Modric was tipped to make a move to Manchester United, and while the midfielder yesterday pledged his allegiance to Tottenham, the race is still on to make an offer for the Croatian that Harry Redknapp can’t refuse.
Chelsea can offer Modric Champions League football, and can also afford the reported £30 million bill that the star carries. With Modric showing what a hard worker he is at Spurs, Abramovich will be happy to square up with United to secure Modric’s signature.
Alexis Sanchez is also high on Abramovich’s list, with the Udinese winger starring for his side this season. Manchester City and United have both shown interest in Sanchez, who has been rated at £20 million, and while Galatasaray are favourites to land the 22-year-old, the youngster is ambitious, and Chelsea have the goods to offer both European and title glory, and the wage to suit Sanchez's demands.
Lastly, Neymar has long been a target for Chelsea, with Abramovich reportedly willing to go behind Carlo Ancelotti’s back when the Italian was still Blues manager to sign the youngster.
Neymar would cost Chelsea at least £20 million, and while the 19-year-old has said he wants to stay in Brazil, his comments about ‘dreaming’ of playing at Chelsea can’t be forgotten, and for the right price, Santos will surely consider a deal for Neymar to move.
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