Chelsea favourites to sign in-form South American winger this summer

March 13, 2018

Lazio are preparing to listen to offers for long-term Chelsea and Manchester United target Felipe Anderson.

The 24-year-old Brazilian winger has been heavily linked with a switch to Manchester United during the summer transfer window. However, Anderson opted to remain at Stadio Olimpico for another year.

Anderson has battled several injury problems this campaign, however, has shown glimpses of his best form in Italian top flight.

So much so that the defending Premier League champions are considering a move for the 24-year-old forward who has scored five goals and provided eight assists in 20-games for the Rome-based club.

And according to Tuttosport, Chelsea are now favourites to beat Man Utd in the race for Anderson’s signature as Lazio are ready to listen to offers.

The winger is likely to cost around £20 million and Chelsea are reportedly favourites to lure him into the Premier League despite interest from Manchester United who are seeking a replacement for Anthony Marital.

And Chelsea may have to compete with the Red Devils again this summer, who were linked with a move for the playmaker in January.