World Cup 2018

European Teams Scottish Premiership Championship Premier League Chelsea Transfer News: Blues eye swoop for Croatia World Cup star

The Atletico Madrid defender is currently starring at the World Cup and has already helped his side to impressive wins over Nigeria and Argentina.

It appears Croatia are set for a big summer ahead and Vrsaljko could be busy beyond his time in Russia as well.

That’s because Premier League big guns Chelsea are tracking him.

Inter Milan and Napoli have both cooled their interest in the 26-year-old.

Vrsaljko, formerly of Dinamo Zagreb, Genoa and Sassuolo, is under contract with Atletico until June 2022.

But TMW add that he is possibly leaving Spain after just two seasons.

Vrsaljko has started both of Croatia’s opening Group C victories at the World Cup but wasn’t an ever-present for Atletico last term. He made 21 appearances in La Liga and was substituted at half-time in their Europa League final win over Marseille.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have used Victor Moses as their right wing-back in recent seasons and also have Davide Zappacosta in that position.

Vrsaljko, rated at around £25m, could be drafted in to provide more competition.

It remains to be seen what will happen with Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge and his future may have to be sorted out before any signings can be made.

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