Chelsea ready to make move for Lazio winger Felipe Anderson

  • Manchester United failed to land the highly-rated winger last year 
  • President Claudio Lotito rejected a £50m offer from Old Trafford side
  • The Brazilian has suffered a dip in form after a change of system by Lazio 

Chelsea are monitoring Lazio winger Felipe Anderson.

The Brazilian was courted by Manchester United last year but a deal failed to materialise and the 23-year-old suffered a drop in form.

Anderson has also been used as a right wing-back in recent weeks with Lazio trying 3-5-2 system. He has a contract until 2020. 

Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson has been moved into a wing-back role at Lazio

Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson has been moved into a wing-back role at Lazio

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has set his sights on the Lazio winger

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has set his sights on the Lazio winger

The 23-year-old was part of the Brazil side that won the gold medal at the Rio Olympics this summer.

Antonio Conte has reportedly asked Chelsea to look into a January transfer.

Anderson plays primarily on the right wing and in recent weeks has been moved into a wing-back role in a 3-5-2 system.

He had been heavily linked with Manchester United, as Lazio President Claudio Lotito claimed he rejected a €50m offer from the Old Trafford side last year.

His contract runs to 2020, but Felipe Anderson recently changed his agent to Kia Joorabchian, who works closely with both Chelsea and Inter.

 

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