Chelsea are readying a bid for Read Madrid star Pepe, as Andre Villas-Boas aims to create some competition for John Terry and David Luiz, according to the Metro.
The Portuguese defender, who is reportedly worth £4.5 million a year in salaries, is considering the offer as Chelsea make a push to win the coveted Champions League trophy.
But there are hurdles in the deal, with Villas-Boas reportedly seeing Pepe as more of a holding midfielder than the Real Madrid star’s preferred position as a central defender.
Chelsea have been relatively quite in the transfer market this summer, with a change in manager appearing to be the reason. But now that Villas-Boas is in charge and putting a backroom into place, the Blues look set to make some big offers over the coming weeks.
Brazilian starlet Neymar, and Porto pair Radamel Falcao and Joao Moutinho, are said to be high on Villas-Boas’ wishlist, as well as Samuel Eto’o. Romelu Lukaku’s club Anderlecht have also claimed that Chelsea are speaking to them about a possible deal for the man dubbed the next Drogba.
And now Pepe can be counted as a possibility for the Chelsea line up under Villas-Boas at the beginning of next season, as the side push to take the title trophy back from Manchester United and finally take out European glory.
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