Chelsea have reportedly made a €40m (£34m) offer for Real Madrid‘s Eder Militao but are likely to be left frustrated in their pursuit of the centre-back.
The 23-year-old initially found it difficult to settle at Los Blancos following a move from Porto in July 2019, but he has been a vital player for the club this season, playing in all 16 of their fixtures in all competitions.
According to El Nacional, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is a huge admirer of the Brazil international, and the Champions League holders have placed a €40m (£34m) offer on the table.
However, the report claims that Real Madrid are determined to keep hold of the South American and are planning to open talks over a new long-term deal at the Bernabeu.
Militao – also allegedly attracting interest from ‘other giants’ in European football – still has four years left to run on his current contract with Carlo Ancelotti‘s side.
Chelsea tried to sign a new centre-back during the summer transfer window but were frustrated in their attempts to bring Sevilla‘s Jules Kounde to the club.