Chelsea have entered the race for Porto midfielder Fernando, [football] direct news understands. The 26-year-old is high on Manchester City’s summer wishlist, having missed out on him in January, but they now face stiff competition from their Premier League title rivals.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });A source close to the west London outfit told FDN that boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bolster his midfield, with England veteran Frank Lampard already in the twilight of his career, and Fernando has impressed club spies. The Brazilian, who was in talks to join City on the last day of the January transfer window, was expected to sign a pre-contract agreement and arrive at the Etihad Stadium on a free transfer in June. However, negotiations broke down and he went on to pen a fresh contract with the Portugese giants, which runs until the summer of 2017. Chelsea have not been put off by the 30million release clause inserted into the player’s deal and hope to lure him to Stamford Bridge at the end of the campaign, according to the source.