Date: 30th May 2014 at 7:40am
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Reports are appearing in the morning press that link Chelsea to a move for a centre-back.

With speculation rife, all week, Chelsea were looking at bolstering their central defensive options after the sale of David Luiz, to Paris St Germain, the gossip suggests that Chelsea have hijacked Manchester City`s move for the AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia.

It would seem that although the 27 year-old player was on the verge of joining the Etihad based club, Roma have been enticed by the possibility of a deal coming from Stamford Bridge that would see a fee of £18 million coming into their coffers whilst the Serie A club would also acquire the services of our young Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku.

We await confirmation from either Chelsea, or the player, as to the validity of the suggestion being peddled by the media.