Stamford Bridge side want Inter Milan man.
Chelsea are said to be interested in Inter Milan centre-back Andre Ranocchia as Jose Mourinho continues to be linked with a myriad of potential defensive signings.
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Sports Direct News claim that the West London club are keen on the 25 year old despite the fact that the Blues have a fair number of top class central defensive options.
Mourinho can currently call upon John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz and only Southampton have a better defensive record than Chelsea so there would appear to be no real need to invest in another centre-back at present.
Ranocchia is yet to have penned a new contract and his deal at Inter Milan comes to an end in the summer of 2015 with both AC Milan and Juventus taking a keen interest in the 6ft 5in Italian international.
Jose Mourinho is also said to be keen on FC Porto’s Eliaquim Mangala and Real Madrid youngster Raphael Varane.
Ranocchia is into his fourth season at the San Siro and has a dozen Italian national team caps to his name.