Chelsea Transfer News: Atletico Madrid's Mario Suarez to Replace Frank Lampard

Chelsea could be interested in signing Atletico De Madrid's Mario Suarez as a replacement for the departing Frank Lampard.
Chelsea Targets Mario Suarez and Radamel Falcao
Chelsea targets Mario Suarez and Radamel Falcao
The Blues boss Rafael Benitez is looking for midfielders to replace Frank Lampard and Michael Essien who are expected to leave at the end of the season.

Mario Suarez fits their bill and already both parties have held talks a couple of times over the last few weeks.   The Madrid born player has played a defensive midfielder role for Atletico this season but can play as a central midfielder as well.

The Cadena COPE believes that Chelsea are willing to pay up to £12 million for the defensive midfielder and it is possible that Atletico will not be able to turn down this offer for the 25 year old.

The Spanish club are not in the best financial state at the moment and could be forced to sell some of their stars if it means that they can keep fellow Chelsea target Radamel Falcao.

Mario Suarez has made 14 appearances in the La Liga this season making 2 assists and scoring 1 goal.

source: tribal football