Chelsea chief Roman Abramovich is setting up a sensational swoop for Serbian starlet Lazar Markovic – the teenage forward rated at a staggering £14million.
Abramovich is making his move for the Partizan Belgrade hitman after Liverpool were scared off by the price tag.
The Stamford Bridge chief has put some of his best agent allies on the case to land Markovic, who could go straight into the first team.
Lazar Markovic new (via LianSportsGmbH)
this is what he said last year...
I really hope I can go to Chelsea, it's my dream,’ said Markovic.
‘I'm told there were 20 scouts from all over Europe in the VIP box when we beat Red Star.
‘But Chelsea is the place I want to play. I had all the pictures of the team on my wall at home back to when they had Gianfranco Zola.
‘And any time they are on TV I try to watch them. For me Chelsea are the best.
‘I want to go to the Premier League. It is the best league in the world.’
"Lazar's biggest assets are his dribbling abilities, able to control the ball with both feet and find his way towards the goal from almost every position on the field.
The teenager is usually used as a right forward, but he can play at all attacking positions, including as a winger on both flanks- a position in which he may be used at more frequently in the future, due to his small body size and quick pace."