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Chelsea Open Talks to Sign Exciting £15m Argentine Wide-Man

Stamford Bridge side chase Sporting Lisbon defender.

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Chelsea are reportedly in talks to sign Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo according to the Metro.

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The adaptable Argentine international can play at centre-back but it’s though Jose Mourinho’s interest stems from his desire to bring in a replacement for veteran Ashley Cole, with Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta likely to move back to his more familiar right-back role after impressing as a makeshift left-back last term.

The west London side are willing to pay £15m for the 24 year old, who has started each of Argentina’s four World Cup matches, and Mourinho appears keen on bringing in the former Spartak Moscow man in preference to Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis.

Mourinho has already secured the signings of Spanish international pair Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa but one imagines further additions are likely this summer as the Blues boss looks to re-build after an average first season back as Chelsea manager.

Jose Mourinho has sensibly used the sales of players he’s deemed as surplus to requirements to help fund moves in the transfer market with the departures of Juan Mata, Kevin de Bruyne and David Luiz helping to cover the cost of additions made over the course of the past two transfer windows.

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