A report according to Daily Star claims that the West London outfit Chelsea are interested in the signature of Thiago Mendes ahead of the coming summer transfer window.
The French Ligue 1 outfit Lille midfielder has been tipped to make good success at the Stamford Bridge as he has already shown a glimpse of his potential in the Ligue 1.
However, it is claimed that Merseyside outfit Everton was in the race for the signature of the 27-year-old Brazilian but the Blues team are hoping that they can hijack the deal in the summer window.
There is need for Thiago Mendes as it is feared that Chelsea could lose Belgium international Eden Hazard at the end of the season as he could be on a move to the Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid.
Eden Hazard has made up his mind to part ways with the Blues team to play under his football idol Zinedine Zidane the Los Blancos and Thiago Mendes has been tipped to serve as a positive replacement for him.
The Blues are therefore hoping that they can be able to win the appeal for the transfer ban handed to them by FIFA so that they will be able to add more strength to the team in the coming season.