Southampton defender Cedric Soares tweeted a photo on Monday night of himself in London earlier in the day, and Chelsea fans are convinced that the Portugal international could be close to signing for them.
— Cédric Soares (@OficialCedric) August 21, 2017
The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for the 25-year-old in recent weeks with Antonio Conte looking to bring in competition for Victor Moses in the right wing-back spot, but reports in the Evening Standard suggested that Saints would only accept a silly offer for him.
However, the latest photo upload with the caption ‘Big city life’ has certainly caused some optimism amongst fans of the Premier League holders, with the right-back obviously spending time in the capital following his side’s 3-2 win against West Ham United at St Mary’s on Saturday.
Chelsea supporters were quick to give their response to the post via social media, with many taking the opportunity to welcome him to the club.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
See you at Cobham in 2 days
— Blueboy (@mrEH98) August 21, 2017
Welcome to Chelsea
— Martin (@futbolmartinx) August 21, 2017
— eden (@Salahnatour9) August 21, 2017
Welcome to @ChelseaFC ?
— Nitin Dhuppad (@nitin_cul) August 22, 2017
Come to chelsea ?????
— بـروس بـاك .! (@BRUCE__BUCK) August 22, 2017
— مجيد ميراليز (@Majexd1) August 22, 2017
Come to Chelsea pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
— Majdi (@LuKaMoDrIcMaGiC) August 22, 2017
Welcome to Chelsea Cedric ⚽?? on the rise ?
— Connor Blewett (@Connor_Blewett) August 22, 2017
See you soon in Blue mate
— Ferro (@Ferro_s94) August 22, 2017