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Chelsea transfer target refuses to rule out Serie A exit

Udinese midfielder Allan has sparked fresh speculation about a possible move to Chelsea by refusing to clarify his future.

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TuttoMercatoWeb reports that the 24-year-old told Mediaset Premium he is concentrating only on the remaining fixtures of the 2014-15 campaign and claims his future will be discussed in public at a later date. He said: “My future? First I have to think about ending this season well with Udinese because now we need points.”

His statement is sure to give fresh hope to his suitors, with Premier League leaders Chelsea in the hunt for his signature along with the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg and Juventus, according to the Metro.

Should the west London outfit land their man he would find himself in direct competition with the likes of Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas for a starting berth in Jose Mourinho’s team.

Allan operates predominantly as a holding midfielder, and would provide a useful foil for the flair players in Chelsea’s ranks.

Mourinho and the board of directors may feel that their biggest threat to the deal comes from Juventus, who can give Allan the opportunity to remain in Serie A and play Champions League football.

The cash-rich Blues are expected to spend big again this summer in order to build on the progress they have made in England’s top flight this term.

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