Chelsea keen on to sign in-demand Atletico Madrid centre-back

Chelsea could be interested in a move for Renan Lodi in the summer transfer window. Atletico Madrid might consider selling the defender if they receive reasonable offers amid increasing interest in the left-back. Los Colchoneros have been a balanced team over the years, presided by Diego Simeone.


The Argentine tactician has always maintained a certain level, constantly looking to improve his team, irrespective of some stars leaving during the period. Diego Simeone understands he may need to reinforce his squad and bring in footballers to bolster several areas.

While La Liga giants may not have the biggest budgets, the Argentine manager could be looking at footballer sales to generate additional funds. There is a list of footballers Los Colchoneros consider dispensable, and Brazil international might fall into that category.

Atletico Madrid are open to selling Lodi if they receive a reasonable offer, with some interest coming from the PL, which started when Newcastle United expressed a desire to add the South American defender. Chelsea have been put in a tough spot owing to many issues pertaining to the squad and club ownership.

With the latter to be resolved, the problem could significantly affect the Blues’ transfer activities. The German coach has a crisis brewing in the defensive unit, as several of his first-choice stars could depart in the summer.

Renan Lodi could prove a good option, especially in the left wing-back role. Renan likes to front-line the ball and may prove a handy player for the German manager to consider.