Chelsea are weighing up a potential summer move for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro, according to reports in the UK.
The Brazilian is said to be demanding a new contract, which Real are not prepared to give him, so he could be allowed to leave for a fee in the region of €50m (£42.5m) in the coming months.
Supporters on Twitter are very much against the Blues making an approach for Casemiro, with many feeling that the 30-year-old is past his best:
Finished player. Imao
— Ikpom (@FafaSamie) May 16, 2022
Why target finished players.. I don’t want my club to be like Juventus
— Lautaro Parejo (@LautaroParejo) May 16, 2022
Swear he’s about 53
— Josh // Charity FC Fan (@_CFC_Josh) May 16, 2022
That must be fake news,like how is that even possible? Nobody want to buy a player as old as Casemiro.
— Ashley James (@ash_AMARcocoa) May 16, 2022
Casemiro is a wrong potential option. It would be better not to make a move at all
— Kwasi Nsiah (@CODENAMEKK6) May 16, 2022
Na man. Anthony Taylor will send him off after his very first tackle. He won’t get away with cards here
— Harsh Shah (@HarshPareshShah) May 16, 2022
He is finished. Just doing madrid a favor for taking their deadwood, and paying for it, while they took hazard and rudiger.
— АТЕНТАТОРОТ (@ATEHTATOPOT) May 16, 2022
Tchouameni will be better
— TOPBOY👑 (@_Olaitan__) May 16, 2022
Na casemiro is old we need young player that can play up to 7yrs in that role
— deejaydrella (@deejaydrella) May 16, 2022
With Casemiro seemingly after a contract extension, it’s quite easy to connect the dots here. The Brazilian international’s representatives are trying to put pressure on Real to hand him a lucrative new deal.
Chelsea are likely to be in the market for a midfielder this summer but it would be a surprise if they hold a genuine interest in Casemiro. A more likely target is believed to be Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni.