Chelsea linked with Schalke ace

kyriakos-papadopoulosGreece international defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos is in demand with both Chelsea and Manchester City chasing his signature, according to the Metro.

The 21-year-old has impressed in the Bundesliga with Schalke this season and Europe’s top clubs are said to be showing an interest in the player, who is valued in the region of £15million.

As doubts surround the long-term future of John Terry and with David Luiz flourishing in a midfield role, Chelsea are on the look out for a new central defender and Papadopoulos is said to be a target.

City are also looking to freshen things up at the back and could make a move for the youngster, who can also play at full back or as a defensive midfielder.

Papadopoulos does have options elsewhere in Europe with reports claiming that Atletico Madrid could offer him the chance to play his football in La Liga.

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