Chelsea Close In On Italian International as Inter Milan Prepare to Sell Defender to Fund Erik Lamela Bid

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Inter Milan are set to offer centre-back Andrea Ranocchia to Chelsea as they seek to bank roll a bid for Tottenham forward Erik Lamela according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.

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Jose Mourinho has been repeatedly linked with an interest in the giant Italian international, who could either be seen as a long term replacement for veteran John Terry or a possible addition to the Chelsea defensive ranks if David Luiz were to leave, which has seemed a distinct possibility at points during the current campaign.

Inter Milan are now under new ownership and as such may be readying moves to conduct a squad re-shuffle though one wonders how likely Tottenham are to consider offers for Erik Lamela just months after his arrival at White Hart Lane.

Clearly the Argentine hasn’t been a big success but having spent £30m to sign the attacker from AS Roma they would only entertain offers of a similar stature.

The San Siro side were keen to sell Colombian Fredy Guarin to the West London side but as yet no official bid has been forthcoming, hence their willingness to offer the services of the 25 year old defender.

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