Chelsea dealt blow in pursuit of Soton defender

Chelsea dealt blow in pursuit of Soton defender

19 Aug 2017, 13:30

Chelsea have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Cedric Soares after being told Southampton would only consider a ridiculous offer at this stage of the transfer window.

The Blues boss Conte had earmarked Soares as a top transfer target as he looks to find competition for Victor Moses at right wing-back and was hopeful of completing a £15m deal for the Euro 2016 winner. Chelsea are prepared to spend in excess of £100m on new players before the transfer window shuts in order to satisfy Conte’s desire for more signings but may now have to look elsewhere for Moses competition. Southampton have already been firm on their stance about Virgil van Dijk this summer and are not interested at being bullied around for another one of their players.

Soares, who was linked with a shock move to Barcelona at the start of the summer, has spent the last two years at Southampton and established himself as a mainstay in the starting XI in that time.

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