Chelsea-linked defender offered to Spanish giants but Blues maybe having advantage

Serie A giants Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj has been offered to La Liga side Atletico Madrid, despite interest from Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea, football news website Calciomercato.com reports.

The Albanian star had been linked with a switch to West London, which would have seen the star follow both former teammate Jorginho and former manager Maurizio Sarri to the British capital.

Maurizio is reported to be very eager to sign a new full-back for his squad, having inherited a less-than-complete roster from compatriot Antonio Conte.

Calciomercato.com report states that Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta has proposed the idea of signing Elseid to manager Diego Simeone, and is ready to make a move for the star should he get the green light.

The familiarity of the one-time Empoli man with Sarri is supposedly set to give the west London heavyweights the advantage over Atletico Madrid in their pursuit of Albania international.

Making 18 matches in all competitions for his club thus far this season, there are few right-backs in the world football who can claim to be of a similar level to the 24-year-old star.