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Serie A giants to beat Chelsea with £9m offer in transfer race?

Ricardo Rodriguez,Chelsea fans are still reflecting on last night’s Capital One Cup extra-time exit to Sunderland.

Once again their side’s impotent strikeforce and shambolic defence let them down, leaving much cause for concern among Blues supporters in the tavern.

Now the one hope in the bar is that the January transfer window could see Jose Mourinho strengthening his side, given the Blues’ obvious problems in attack and defence.

However today’s copy of The Mirror reports that Chelsea will have to fend off interest from AC Milan if they want to land Wolfsburg defender Ricardo Rodriquez.

It was recently reported in the tavern that the Blues were monitoring the highly rated 21-year-old Swiss international defender as they try to discover a suitable replacement for Ashley Cole.

The 32-year-old England international sees his current contract finish at the end of the season and that has led to suggestions that Mourinho is eyeing up other options.

While Cole remains a key part of the Blues side, the club are still looking at younger alternatives but any thoughts of signing Rodriguez, who has won 19 international caps for the Swiss national team, has now been complicated by interest from the Serie A giants.

Rodriguez, who joined Wolfsburg for £7.5 million from FC Zurich in 2012, is  reportedly wanted by the San Siro side and they could be prepared to pay £9 million to sign the Bundesliga star.

However today’s reports also suggests that both clubs have already been warned that they must wait until the summer before making any moves for the Swiss international.

The German outfit are in the running for a Champions League place and they will be keen to keep hold of the left back as they pursue potential lucrative qualification with the European elite.

Can Chelsea lure the Wolfsburg man to Stamford Bridge or should they hold out for Southampton’s Luke Shaw? Let us know your thoughts below.

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