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Chelsea Join Man Utd In Chase To Sign £20m South American Midfielder

Militao has been with Sao Paulo his entire career and has progressed through the youth ranks to become a regular in the first team squad over the past year.

The 20-year-old’s potential has caught the attention of clubs here in the Premier League as the Mirror claim that Man Utd and Man City have been showing a keen interest ahead of the summer window.

Jose Mourinho is expected to sign at least one central midfielder as Michael Carrick will retire in June while Marouane Fellaini is set to leave when his contract expires after failing to agree terms over an extension.

It seems Mourinho has earmarked Militao as a potential target but Pep Guardiola is also in the market for a defensive midfielder to act as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho and the City boss is also eyeing the Sao Paulo youngster.

However, it looks like the Manchester giants will face stiff competition as the Mirror says Chelsea have now joined them in the chase to sign Militao at the end of the season.

The Blues are expected to overhaul their squad this summer following a disappointing campaign and central midfield is an area that could become a priority.

Tiemoue Bakayoko is being tipped to head back to France after struggling to make an impression following his move from Monaco while Danny Drinkwater is also reportedly unsettled due to a lack of playing time.

 

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