Carlo Ancelotti set to bring Danish international to Stamford Bridge.
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Chelsea Could Sign Wolfsburg Defender Simon Kjaer By Monday – Report
Chelsea are close to sealing a deal for Wolfsburg defender Simon Kjaer, and the transfer could be finalised on Monday – according to Talksport.
The Danish international has been in the sights of Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti since the Italian was manager of AC Milan and the player was at fellow Italian side Palermo.
Chelsea have been anxious to bolster their defence since the departure of Ricardo Carvalho to Real Madrid last summer was compounded by persistent injuries to both regular first-team centre-backs John Terry and Alex.
The 21-year-old seems keen on a proposed switch to Stamford Bridge in a deal that is believed to be worth around £12.5 million.
If indeed this source is accurate then Chelsea will be landing a very competent defender with bundles of potential. Simon Kjaer’s time at Wolfsburg has not gone well and the former Palermo man seems very keen on a move to the Premier League champions. The Bundesliga club have no financial concerns as they are financed by Volkswagen but it appears they are willing to allow the 21 year old to leave for the right price.
Having already lost Edin Dzeko one wonders just how the struggling German side can afford to lose another of their top stars and it also seems only a matter of time before Steve McClaren is axed for leading the champions of 08/09 towards a relegation battle.
Carlo Ancelotti could well do with beefing up his defensive options as well as bringing in some youth to balance out the experienced in the Blues side and this Danish international signing would helpfully do both at the same time.
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