Chelsea keen on Valencia star Andre Gomes

Chelsea keen on Valencia star Andre Gomes

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Andre Gomes could be headed to the premier League this summer, as Jose Mourinho looks set to bolster his midfield.

The 21 years old impressive form for Valencia so far this campaign has alerted the interest of several clubs including Manchester United and premier league leaders Chelsea.

However, any teams interested in securing the signature of the talented midfielder would have to fork out £36m to trigger his release clause. It is understood that the Blues are ready to offer in the region of £26m for the player who coincidentally has the same agent as Jose Mourinho.

.Jose has been trailing Gomes ever since he emerged from the Benfica B team to the senior squad under Jorge Jesus.

The Blues have been in awe of Gomes’ technical abilities as well as his strength, tactical awareness and his attention to defensive work.  The exact sort of player that fits Mourinho’s style of play.

Gomes was quick to praise his former boss at Benfica, Jorge Jesus who played a major part in helping develop his all round game.

“In terms of tactics, he taught me how to read the game” He told reporters earlier this season.

“Of course he is a specialist in that area. One of the best there is. he helped me grow as a footballer, especially when it comes to defensive duties. I am very grateful.”

Gomes was part of the Benifca team beaten by Sevilla in the Europa League Final last season before moving to Spanish side Valencia where he has established himself as one of the best midfielder of his generation.