Chelsea want to sign 25-year-old Portugal star, claims insider

Chelsea are keen on signing Cedric Soares from Southampton this summer, according to Kaveh Solhekol

antonio conte
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Chelsea are interested in signing Cedric Soares from Southampton this summer, according to Kaveh Solhekol.

The Sky Sports News reporter is claiming that the Blues are keeping tabs on the 25-year-old as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his options at full-back ahead of next season.

Chelsea are being linked with a host of players this summer as the Italian manager prepares for his second campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are thought to still be on the lookout for defensive reinforcements despite having already landed Antonio Rudiger so far this summer.

And Solhekol has suggested that Cedric is one of the Blues’ potential summer transfer targets.

Speaking on Sky Sports News on Monday morning, Solhekol said: “Chelsea are interested in signing Ryan Bertrand’s team-mate Cedric Soares.

“Southampton signed him for just under £5m from Sporting Lisbon two years ago and he helped Portugal win the Euros in France last summer.”

Chelsea are preparing for a return to the Champions League next season after the Blues won the Premier League in Conte’s first campaign last term.

The west London side won a record 30 Premier League games on their way to winning the title last season.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Saul Niguez
Saul Niguez reveals the Chelsea FC player who has left him ‘very surprised’
Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz: We are hunting Liverpool FC and Man City
Graeme Souness
Graeme Souness rates Chelsea FC’s Premier League title hopes
Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane (Photo: Screen grab / Sky Sports)
‘Pure quality’: Roy Keane raves about Chelsea FC after Tottenham win
Mateo Kovacic
Garth Crooks praises 'outstanding' Chelsea FC midfielder Mateo Kovacic after Spurs win
Saul Niguez
Saul Niguez reveals the Chelsea FC player who has left him ‘very surprised’
Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz: We are hunting Liverpool FC and Man City
Graeme Souness
Graeme Souness rates Chelsea FC’s Premier League title hopes
Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane (Photo: Screen grab / Sky Sports)
‘Pure quality’: Roy Keane raves about Chelsea FC after Tottenham win
Mateo Kovacic
Garth Crooks praises 'outstanding' Chelsea FC midfielder Mateo Kovacic after Spurs win
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature