Chelsea are long-term admirers of Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro, 90min understands, and the Blues would be interested in signing the Brazilian this summer.

The 30-year-old has been a core part of Real's successful midfield since returning from his loan with Porto in 2015, and his status as one of the game's best defensive midfielders has recently piqued the interest of Manchester United.

However, 90min understands that Chelsea have been looking at Casemiro far longer than United and Blues owner Todd Boehly is considering a late summer bid for the Brazil international.