Chelsea considering move for Sevilla and Spain star

Date published: Monday 26th June 2017 2:22 - Ashley Colbourn

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is considering making a move for Sevilla forward Vitolo, according to a report.

Vitolo is a Spanish international with 11 caps and four goals under his belt, and has been at Sevilla since 2013, where he has won the Europa League three times.

According to The Mirror, the 27 year old’s contract has a release clause of £35m, and Conte is a long term admirer of the player.

The Blues will need reinforcements this summer, as they enter the Champions League in the upcoming season having won the Premier League title last time around.

The West London club are yet to make any additions, but are reported to be closing in on the signings of Alex Sandro from Juventus for £61m and Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko for £35m.

Vitolo has been mainly utilised as a left winger during his time in Spain, but can also play through the middle. He scored six times in La Liga last season as Sevilla finished 4th, meaning they will face a Champions League play-off.

Atletico Madrid are also interested, but their transfer ban, which prohibits them from registering players until January 1, could prove to be a major stumbling block.

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