Real Madrid midfielder casemiro has emerged as a potential target for Chelsea ahead of the summer transfer window, The Mirror reports.
The Brazil international has been a key player for Los Blancos, making over 300 appearances across all competitions.
His current deal does not expire until the summer of 2025, but there are suggestions that he is eyeing a pay rise.
This could pave the way for a possible exit, and The Mirror claims that the Blues are keeping a close eye on him.
N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic have been the regular choices at the heart of the midfield this season.
However, Kante and Jorginho have shown signs of regression, and there is the prospect of one of them leaving.
This could urge the Blues to pursue a quality replacement. Casemiro could be an option if contract talks stall.
The Brazilian’s representatives will hold talks with Los Blancos after the Champions League final regarding his club future.