The ex-agent of Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel has said that he and his old client have spoken to Chelsea about a possible move to Stamford Bridge after weeks of speculation.
Witsel has constantly been linked with a move away from Russia and ChelseaNews24 reported last week that Blues owner Roman Abramovich will fly to St Petersburg and oversee the completion of the deal, such is the club’s resolve to sign the midfielder.
Francesco Ligenti, who until recently represented Witsel, has claimed that rumours of his former client have spoken to Chelsea this summer.
He is quoted as saying:
“The player wants to play in the Champions League.
“Chelsea? Here there have been some contacts, we will see if it happens.”
The Belgian has been given a price tag of roughly £29 million.