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Chelsea plot move to sign Liverpool target Marcos Rojo

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Liverpool and Chelsea both need a good left-back in the summer. Last season, Cesar Azpilicueta (a natural right-back) performed well for the Blues in the left-back role but it was certain that the Spaniard was never going to play forever in that role for Chelsea. The need for a left-back is now the order of the day after the departure of Ashley Cole, who left the club following the expiry of his contract.

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Likewise, Liverpool are also in the hunt of a solid left-back. Jon Flanagan, who is primarily a right-back was used as left-back last season in absence of Jose Enrique, who missed almost the whole season through injury.

The Reds have been heavily linked with Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno, but it seems the deal has hit a snag, as both the clubs are far apart in their valuation of the Spaniard. Liverpool haven’t given up on him yet, but are searching for options elsewhere, with the likes of Ryan Bertrand and Marcos Rojo are considered as potential targets.

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A Bola says Chelsea are showing interest in Rojo

Portuguese media reported extensively in the last few months that Liverpool scouts had watched Rojo on several occasions and were highly impressed with what they saw. Recently, O Jogo reported that Liverpool are willing to pay up to €20m for the Argentine defender, but Sporting are keen to wait until after the World Cup.

Chelsea are thought to be interested in Atletico Madrid’s highly rated Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis. Recent reports from Spain suggest that Atletico are unwilling to sell him unless his €24m buy-out clause is met, which Chelsea are unwilling to pay at the moment.

Today Portuguese newspaper A Bola claims that Chelsea have also joined the race to sign Marcos Rojo, who has impressed heavily during the World Cup. Sporting only own 25% of the player’s economic rights though, so they’re not willing to let him go on cheap. 

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Comments (10)

  1. Are lpool scouting, exclusively for Chelsea? Can’t Jose mourhino do his own ‘graft’?

    • With all due respect David if Liverpool really wanted Rojo, why pussy fought around go out a get him. But it seems Liverpools prime target is Moreno. So there is no point blaming Chelsea for this blame your precious reds.
      Cuff for life!!

  2. What a hell is this guy saying,has liverpool ever scout for CFC? A player is in the w/c even if u are at ur TV u can watch him play from and decide to buy or not.

  3. Mourinho is not a good Coach, he just enjoys assembling a world class team and fails to deliver. If he had a modest, small squad like Liverpool had last season, he would have finished 8th. He knows that LFC are his major threat that’s why he wants to hijack major Liverpool deals, shame! In BR, we trust!

    • How could you say mourinho is not a good coach after all he has achieved in football

    • liverpool can never be a threat to chelsea

    • Did you just say Mourinho is not a good coach? You must be kidding me! A coach who has won every trophy and coup up a winning team? Maybe u do watch the cord.

  4. Mourinho seem not to knw wat is right for him,why is he always scouting for same players brendan rogers scoutS……….he should go look for “his” else where.

  5. Mourinho is a failure

    • if u call mourinho a failure, then what wuld u call arsene wenger?????????