Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been spotted on a transfer mission trip to spark a big move for Barcelona target Andriy Yarmolenko.
The blues boss watched Spain’s Euro 2016 qualifying win over Ukraine in Kiev. Sport reports the Blues boss was in Kiev to watch Ukraine forward Yarmolenko who he intends to bring to Stamford Bridge.
The 25 year old was surprised when asked about why Mourinho watched him. He said: “Mourinho was at this game? I don’t know what to say, how
do I know why he came?,”
“I didn’t know that he was at the game, I was thinking about something else – about the important game against Spain.
“Ask him who he was looking at.”
Yarmolenko, 25, has been previously linked with a move to Barcelona as the Catalan club seek a replacement for Pedro.
Arsenal are also said to be keen on the 25 year old, according to Daily Star, Arsenal manager is keen to wrap up a January move in an effort to bolster his attacking options.
The winger’s contract with Dynamo expires in the summer of 2016 but the winger isn’t keen on seeing out his deal with the Ukrainian club and the club is more than happy to sell the winger for the right price.
Yarmolenko has also attracted interest from Everton and Liverpool as well as Italian outfit Lazio, with the later said to be front runners for the winger’s signature along with Arsenal.
The Ukraine club is said to be willing to accept an offer of £ 15m for the winger’s services.
Yarmolenko has 52 appearances for the Ukraine national side and would be ineligible for this season’s Champions League if he switches club having played for Dynamo Kiev already this season.
Chelsea face Dynamo in their next 2 Champions League matches.