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Chelsea eye summer move for Zenit midfielder Witsel

Chelsea are believed to be showing considerable interest in Zenit St Petersburg star Axel Witsel.

According to Goal.com, the Blues are planning a move for the 26-year old midfielder who is seen as the perfect player to challenge Nemanja Matic for a starting role.

Belgium international Witsel is looking to leave Russia during the current transfer window and although Italian champions Juventus are keen, it has been suggested that the former Benfica and Standard Liege man prefers a move to the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho is looking to find a replacement for veteran John Obi Mikel, who is expected to leave Stamford Bridge, and it is believed that Witsel could be that player.

Andrew Slevison
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