Chelsea are weighing up a potential bid for Marseille’s Lucho Gonzalez.
The Argentina international celebrated his 30th birthday in January and with the emphasis seemingly being on lowering the average age of the squad at Stamford Bridge, a move to the London club would certainly be a surprise. However, he is available having requested a transfer from the Stade Velodrome after the player and his family were the victoms of a ‘home-jacking’ in March in which armed raiders attacked them at their property and robbed them.
The club have agreed to his demands under the difficult circumstances and he has been looking for new employers though so far to no avail. Chelsea are seeking to fill a creative void and have been linked to both Wesley Sneijder and Javier Pastore in this transfer window. But with the former likely to go to Manchester United and the latter already at PSG, Lucho is a more viable – and cheaper – option.
Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas has also received favourable reports on the player from officials at former club FC Porto where Lucho spent four years between 2005 and 2009. Though the pair’s time in Portgual did not overlap, the schemer’s efforts at the Estadio Dragao left a lasting impression.