Report: Chelsea linked to £46m-rated Euro 2016 winner

Report: Chelsea linked to £46m-rated Euro 2016 winner

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Chelsea has made signing Joao Mario a priority this summer. New reports from The Sun suggest that the Portuguese is subject to a £46 million bid from Chelsea. Chelsea has been linked to Joao Mario ever since his glittering performances at the EURO 2016, which helped Portugal in clinching the EURO title after defeating the host, France.

Joao Mario will be a perfect fit to Conte’s squad. A player who will run up and down the pitch for 90 minutes, tirelessly. For Portugal, his performances always stood apart from rest of the squad, his leg-work was immense in each and every match.

Joao Mario was a provider of 11 assists and scorer of 7 goals for Sporting CP last season, where they finished 2 points behind league winners Benfica.

Chelsea’s pursuit of Joao Mario is heating up, as the Blues have overtaken Inter Milan and are now leading the race to sign the 23-year-old with an improved £46 million bid. Conte is in search of quality midfielders this summer and he might be on the losing side as well, with Jose Mourinho led Manchester United chasing Cesc Fabregas.