Transfer news: Chelsea among clubs eyeing Vlad Chiriches, says agent

Vlad Chiriches: Attracting interest from top European clubs, says his agent

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Chelsea are among the top European clubs interested in Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches, according to his agent.

The Romania international centre-back has been tipped for a move away from Steaua in the summer after impressing for his native side.

The 23-year-old has previously been linked with Inter Milan while his agent, Victor Becali, says Chelsea, Real Madrid and Zenit St Petersburg are also keen.

But Becali says Chiriches is not guaranteed to leave due to the €15million (£12.8m) price tag on his head.

Asked about reported interest from Chelsea, Real and Zenit, he told tuttomercatoweb.com: "They are interested in him but other top European clubs are also following him, including those in Italy.

"It's not been said that he will definitely leave Steaua, partly because they continue to ask for €15million.

"I believe we can handle the figures of the deal but first they need to find an agreement with Steaua. Then we will be ready to talk with other clubs."