Chelsea to launch £20m bid for ‘Spanish Roy Keane’

Chelsea are ready to bolster their midfield options this summer with a raid for Athletic Bilbao star Oscar De Marcos, according to The Sun.

The Blues have fallen from grace this season and are toiling in mid table after being crowned champions last term.

This has seen Jose Mourinho given his marching orders and a new permanent boss is set to take over the club this summer.

A major revamp of the playing squad is expected, with the centre of midfield one of the areas that the Stamford Bridge side are thought to want to bolster.

The sale of Ramires has left the West London side short of dynamism in the boiler room, with De Marcos believed to be a potential solution.

The report suggests that Chelsea have been scouting the Spaniard and will launch a £20 million bid for him this summer.

De Marcos has been compared to Roy Keane for his tenacious tackling and enviable work rate and is one of the brightest prospects to come out of San Mames in recent years.