Chelsea Serie A target open to summer move

Udinese star Allan Marques Loureiro is reportedly open to a move away from Serie A amid interest from Premier League champions Chelsea, according to the Metro.

Loureiro has been heavily linked with a move away from the Stadio Friuli the past season, with the Blues just one of the few clubs keeping an eye on the defensive midfielder.

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And his agent Claudio Vagheggi has revealed that Loureiro is considering his options this summer, and that a transfer away from Serie A is certainly on the table.

He said: “I’d rather not say too much and not mention a few teams in particular.

“But I confirm that there are options both in Serie A and the other championships.”

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is looking to Loureiro as a potential replacement for Ramires, with the Blues ace struggling for first-team football ever since the arrival of Nemanja Matic last year.

Loureiro will be seen as the perfect back-up to the Serbian international, and the 24-year-old’s price is set to be slashed due to his contract expiring in the summer of 2016.

‘Allan’ has played 38 games in all competitions this season, scoring two goals.