Chelsea enter race for Dahoud

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Borussia Moenchengladbach's Dahoud plays a ball during the Bundesliga first division soccer match against against Mainz 05 in Moenchengladbach

 

After selling Oscar to the Chinese Super League, Chelsea will be looking for replacements for the Brazilian and have identified Borussia Mochengladbach midfielder, Mahmoud Dahoud as the man to fill in their former player’s shoes, according to report from The Guardian.

The Blues let Oscar go in the January transfer window after the former International midfielder grew frustrated with life on the bench at Stamford Bridge after struggling to play following Antonio Conte’s switch to highbrow favored 3-4-3 formation.

Dahoud, 21, is entering the last year of his contract with Mochengladbach and has reportedly refused to sign a contract extension, which means his club have an obligation to sell him this summer if they don’t want to lose him on a free transfer next year.

The likes of Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Paris St. Germain are also interested in the services of the Germany youth international, meaning the Premier League leaders must act fast if they want to get the signature of the much-wanted winger.

Conte is interested in Dahoud as he likes the player’s work rate, his vision and passing range both on the flanks and in a central role. The excellent relationship between Chelsea and Mochengladbach could well prove a major factor, as The Blues have had highly rated Danish footballer, Andreas Christensen on loan at the German club for the past two years.

Dahoud has scored once in 20 matches for his club this season.

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