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Chelsea interested in signing Ajax midfielder

Chelsea interested in signing Ajax midfielder

Edson Alvarez news

Chelsea to swoop for Edson Alvarez?
Football Transfer Centre

Chelsea are reportedly interested in landing the signature of Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez this month.

The west London giants are looking for defensive reinforcements, and Alvarez has apparently grabbed their eye.

The 24-year-old is a defensive midfielder by trade, but he is also comfortable operating from the heart of the backline.

His versatility is an obvious boost, and according to Football Insider, the Blues are plotting a potential winter bid.

The Mexican is also on the radar of Leicester City and Crystal Palace, but the Blues could have the edge in the pursuit.

He was signed from Club America for around £13 million. It may take a fee of at least £35m to tempt Ajax into a sale.

It is unclear whether the Dutch giants will entertain a mid-season deal with them vying for another Eredivisie title.

They face a tough challenge this term. PSV Eindhoven are currently one point ahead of them after 19 games into the season.