Despite the plethora of attacking midfield talent at Jose Mourinho’s disposal, it would not be a major surprise should Chelsea opt to add another forward-thinking midfielder to their squad this summer.
The Blues were accredited with an interest with Lazio’s Senad Lulic in January, with talkSPORT again today stating that the west Londoners could look to the Bosnian in the summer.
Despite Lulic having a contract with the Stadio Olimpico outfit until 2017, the midfielder’s future is unclear as he has not played as prominent a role for Lazio this season.
The 28-year-old, who is said to be valued in the £9 million range, is set to play a part in his country’s first-ever World Cup campaign this summer, which could well see his potential transfer fee rise.
Whether Lazio will be willing to sell Lulic remains to be seen, as they parted company with fellow midfielder Hernanes to Inter in the January transfer window.
Lulic can play on either flank and is renowned for his versatility, but predominantly operates on the left wing – despite being right-footed.
Nicknamed The Train for his direct style of play, the eastern European scored the only goal in the 2013 Coppa Italia final against local rivals Roma.
Lulic has started 20 Serie A games this season, scoring two goals.