Chelsea are reportedly closely tracking midfielder Andre Gomes, as reported by fichajes.net.
The talented 21 year old is currently on loan at Valencia from Benfica, and Jose Mourinho has specifically asked his club to keep an eye on the Portuguese star as he continues to impress for the Spanish side, which he has done so since the start of the season.
A move for the player could be difficult, however, given his current contractual situation with the Spanish side.
Valencia were taken over by Peter Lim recently, with the extremely wealthy investor having bankrolled a significant summer spend to improve the club’s squad.
As part of that, Lim invested in players on loan prior to his confirmation as owner, and he has an agreement in place with Benfica to confirm the transfer in the near future.
This might mean that Chelsea will have to negotiate Gomes out of the agreement before being able to push through a move.
Manchester United are eyeing up the signature of Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes, but they face competition from their rivals Manchester City if they want to bring him to the Premier League, as reported by Soccer News.
Soccer News refer to Superdeporte as reporting the news, and the highly rated midfielder might be difficult to capture from Los Che, due to his importance to the side.
Gomes is currently owned by Peter Lim’s investment company, with Lim expected to soon takeover Valencia and pump his millions into the club.
Superdeporte are saying that both Man Utd and City submitted offers during the summer transfer window for the 21-year-old, but neither bid was successful. They were rejected by Lim as he wanted to use him at Valencia.
Gomes has enjoyed a good start in La Liga since moving there as part of Lim’s purchase from Benfica for €15 million, and this could cause both clubs to reignite their interest in January.