Chelsea are interested in signing Mousa Dembele from Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to The Sun.
It has been reported by the British tabloid that Dembele could cost £12 million in transfer fee, but Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is willing to splash that much cash for him.
“Mourinho will need cover and Dembele, 27, has the added bonus of being able to play in the No 10 role as well as a defensive midfielder,” states the report in The Sun.
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According to The Sun, Tottenham paid Fulham £15m to sign Dembele in the summer of 2012, which means that they should be happy if they get £12m for him now.
The Belgium international is a versatile midfielder, but he is not guaranteed a place in Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line-up.
In the recently concluded 2014-15 season, the former AZ star could feature in 26 Premier League games, scoring one goal and creating 22 chances in the process.
Dembele had a pass accuracy of 89% and a shot accuracy of 33%, and won 20 headers, 36 dribbles and 20 tackles.
Moving to Chelsea will be a step-up for the former Fulham midfielder, but he is also likely to struggle for regular playing time at Stamford Bridge.
The former Willem II man will be seen as a cover at Chelsea, although his versatility will be a boon to the Blues.