Chelsea prepare second bid for £15m Madrid star - reports

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Chelsea are reportedly preparing a January move for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin.

The Uruguayan international centre back first emerged on the Blues radar under Carlo Ancelotti, with The Sun claiming the Italian failed in a £15 million bid for the player at the start of the year.

It's now claimed in the same paper that Andre Villas-Boas, who replaced Ancelotti as Chelsea boss this summer, will move for the 25-year-old.

Godin began his career with Cerro before moving to Nacional in his homeland. Villarreal brought the player to Spain in 2007, and three years later Atletico would pay in the region of €8 million to sign the player.

Chelsea will now have to pay more than double that figure to lure the player away from the Vicente Calderón Stadium though, and may look to sell players to fund the move.


The Blues are well set at the centre back position, with John Terry, David Luiz, Branislav Ivanovic and Alex all international defenders plying their trade at Stamford Bridge.

However, the report claims Villas-Boas is considering the departure of Brazilian Alex, who has found Chelsea first team opportunities limited since the arrival of the former Porto boss.

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