Chelsea interested in Lazio attacking midfielder

Lazio are willing to let Felipe Anderson leave at the right price, with Premier League club Chelsea understood to be interested in the Brazilian.

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The future of Lazio attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson looks increasingly unlikely to be in the Italian capital after the Biancocelesti relaxed their previously rigid stance on letting the player leave.

This may well have something to do with the fact that Anderson changed agent only a few weeks ago, opting to affiliate himself with Giuliano Bertolucci.

Bertolucci is a close associate of Iranian agent Kia Joorabchian, and the Italian is reportedly working hard to secure a transfer for his new client.

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Favourites to secure the 23-year-old’s services are Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, who have developed strong ties with both Bertolucci and Joorabchian.

Anderson had been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, with the player himself confirming Lazio rejected a substantial bid from the Premier League club.

The young Brazilian had somewhat of a disappointing season last time round, registering only seven goals and four assists in 35 Serie A appearances and failing to kick on from an especially promising 2014/15 campaign.

The former Santos man had been at odds with the club over their refusal to release him for the Olympic Games in his home country, but it appears that the decision could well prove to be in Conte’s hands.

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