Highly-rated Serbian winger Andrija Zivkovic has emerged as a transfer target for Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea, according to ESPN.
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Zivkovic plays his football in Serbia with Partizan Belgrade and enjoyed a breakthrough season last year after scoring seven goals in 40 appearances.
The winger created history in 2014 as he became the club’s youngest ever captain aged just 17-years-old.
He also played a starring role at the U20 World Cup this summer as Serbia were crowned champions after beating their much-fancied Brazil counterparts 2-1 in extra-time in New Zealand.
Zivkovic’s form over the last year has now attracted interest from Jose Mourinho, but the Blues boss will face competition from La Liga outfit Valencia as well as Portuguese champions Benfica, according to one of the 18-year-old’s representatives Pedja Djordjevic:
“[Our aim] is to analyse all the options we have, and decide calmly,” he said.
“Valencia and Chelsea are two of the clubs who are interested in Zivkovic,” Djordjevic added.
If the Blues are successful in obtaining Zivkovic’s signature this summer they are likely send him out on-loan next season as there would be complications in obtaining a work permit, according to Metro Sport.