Real Madrid could be plotting a double raid for two Chelsea targets at Porto this summer, understands.
The players in question are Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro and Argentine youngster Juan Iturbe, who is currently on loan at Serie A side Hellas Verona for the 2013/14 campaign. Sandro, 23, has been in fine form for Porto this season and is already attracting plenty of interest ahead of the summer transfer window, with Chelsea and Liverpool believed to be among the main contenders to land him from the Portuguese giants.
However, Real are also in the market for new signings at left-back, with some doubts over the future of key pair Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao, who have also been linked with the same clubs as they consider various options to strengthen in that position in the summer. Iturbe is also on Madrid’s radar as his impressive displays in Serie A this term have seen him hailed as the ‘new Lionel Messi’, and recent reports suggest that Chelsea and Roma are set to battle it out for his signature. Real Madrid have always shown the financial power to land the targets they want in the past, and they could significantly strengthen their squad with the signing of these two top young talents from Porto. Super Sunday! Liverpool and Manchester City meet at Anfield + Swansea City face Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium for ONLY 9. 99.