The Sun has chipped in with reports that the Chelsea supremos are keen to lure Valencia striker Paco Alcacer to Stamford Bridge, with owner Roman Abramovich and manager Jose Mourinho very interested in the Spanish striker.
The aforementioned source claims the Blues watched Alcacer in action against Malaga in La Liga this weekend, although the Spain international failed to add to his tally of one club goal this season.
Alcacer, 22, is enjoying a wonderful start of his international career with an impressive run of five goals in his last nine games for country.
The Valencia striker is valued at €67m and Chelsea have reportedly decide to meet the Spaniard’s valuation in the New Year.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho wants to amplify his options in attack with the signing of Alcacer when the transfer window reopens in January, with the Chelsea strikers struggling upfront.
However, what is surprising is that the west London club have agreed to cough up a fee as huge £67m for the 22-year striker. That would seem shocking as Alcacer is no doubt talented but no to that kind of degree. The Spain international is not regarded as Valencia’s best player, or even Los Che’s best young player.
As claimed by The Sun, Mourinho’s relationship with Jorge Mendes would help the Blues secure the deal. It is not that the super-agent represent Alcacer but he is hugely involved at Valencia and Mourinho would hope to use his own tie with Mendes to make the transfer go through.