Stamford Bridge boss wants to sign Spanish wonderkid.
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti will make a bid of around £10m for Atletico Bilbao’s highly rated midfielder Javi Martinez this summer. The west London club are keen to add more youth to their rapidly aging Stamford Bridge squad and have earmarked the young Spaniard as a potential addition.
The lanky 21 year old midfielder has been one of the hottest prospects in La Liga for four seasons and has been linked with a move away from the mid table La Liga side for some time and has been a target for Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in the past and was reportedly linked with a move to Liverpool last summer.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to bankroll big moves in the transfer market this summer and Ancelotti has identified a number of players he wishes to bring to the club. Martinez is an excellent combative midfielder who is as comfortable going forward as he is breaking down opposition attacks and could well be tempted by a move to the Premier League.