Chelsea are desperate to sign No.10 Ligue 1 midfielder

The race for Eduardo Camavinga is heating up as Chelsea and Man United vie for the footballer’s signature. Chelsea have been talking to Stade Rennais over a deal, with the London giants legend Petr Cech leading the way to negotiate with the Ligue 1 club.

The future of France international has emerged to be one of the big stories of this transfer window. With one year left on his deal at the Ligue 1 club, Stade Rennais are resigned to losing him this summer, even for a minimal transfer fee. The French side initially asked for as much as €100m but are willing to sell for far less now.

After it was made clear by Eduardo’s camp the player does not intend to sign a new deal, Stade Rennais have put him up for sale at €30m. Man United have been the frontrunners after making him their priority target since securing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

However, the Blues have entered the chase for the French midfielder, with Petr Cech thought to be leading talks with Stade Rennais. The ex-shot-stopper still has close connections with the Ligue 1 side, having already helped secure Edouard Mendy last summer, who went on to win the Champions League.

Petr Cech is growing in his role at Chelsea and could be heavily involved in transfer dealings in the future. The Blues managing director Marina Granvska has been reportedly pleased with the legendary shot-stopper’s role in landing Mendy and is excited to hand Chelsea’s legend more important responsibilities.

His status could be further enhanced if Eduardo comes to Chelsea. Cech is thought to be close to Stade Rennais and has plenty of contacts in important places, given his past with the club as a footballer.