Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Chelsea Look To Snare Liverpool Target Ilori

Jose Mourinho is weighing up a move for Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori, who is thought to be a target of Liverpool.

According to reports Liverpool have been trying to thrash out a deal with Lisbon but are yet to come to an agreement, which leads the Mirror saying that Chelsea could come in and snatch the defender.

Liverpool has had two bids rejected for Ilori who is valued by Sporting at around £8.5million.

They could now see their efforts hijacked by Chelsea although the player is understood to want regular first-team football which could work in Liverpool’s favour.

Talented Ilori has a Portuguese mother and a Nigerian father. Spanish club Valencia has shown interest but the player wants to move to the Premier League.

Ilori made just eleven appearances for Lisbon last season, scoring just one goal as they beat Gil Vicente 3-2 in February.

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