Report: Chelsea enter race for £68 million-rated player

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Chelsea currently have Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek as the four options to play in the two-man midfield pivot.

The above-mentioned players were used by Thomas Tuchel last season, with injuries preventing N’Golo Kante from featuring more often.

It is believed that Tuchel will strengthen his central midfield ahead of next season.

Chelsea have reportedly opened talks to make a move for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

According to Italian outlet CalcioNews24, Chelsea could be making several deals with the Serie A outfit for a move this summer.

The 27-year-old Serbian international is being valued at £68 million, and  the reports add that Chelsea could use one of its players for a cash plus player deal for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Chelsea duo Emerson Palmieri or Ruben Loftus-Cheek have both been linked in an exchange for Milinkovic-Savic.

Meanwhile, Chelsea legend Petr Cech has confirmed that he’d step down from his role as Technical and Performance Director at the end of the month.

Reports have it that Cech doesn’t seem impressed with his job description under Todd Boehly.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper feels he has limited influence at the club after Todd Boehly took over from Roman Abramovich as owner, reports claim.

According to The Telegraph, Cech also felt the club should have persevered with Romelu Lukaku for another season, having invested so much money in the Belgian forward.

Todd Boehly is believed to be working more with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, as he feels that the manager should have more control in the choice of his players.