Chelsea open talks to sign David Neres

Chelsea are reportedly Interested in signing Ajax hotshot David Neres according to reports from England.

The Daily Mail claims that the Blues have inquired about the availability of the Brazilian as they look to find a replacement for Eden Hazard.

Hazard made his long-awaited move to Spanish Giants Real Madrid and Chelsea are looking for potential replacements for the talismanic forward.

Neres has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Ajax as he was a key figure in the side that made the Champions League Semifinals.

Blessed with exceptional work rate and an eye for goal the Brazilian excelled in various roles for the Dutch outfit.

It is understood that Ajax are willing to sell but want a mammoth transfer fee for the 22-year-old forward. It had been reported by some sections that a fee of within £40-£50million would be sufficient to sign the pacey forward.

Chelsea still have the small problem of the FIFA transfer ban but the club are hopeful of overturning the decision as the case has been referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

Neres is an excellent player with the capacity to develop into a world-class performer. His versatility and creativity would be a strong asset for the Blues as they look towards life after the exit of Eden Hazard.

Neres had an impressive campaign for Ajax scoring eight and assisting a further eight in the League and also scored three goals in the Champions League.

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