Report: Chelsea join Lucas Silva race

Lucas Silva #16 of Cruzeiro in action during a match between Criciuma and Cruzeiro as part of Campeonato Brasileiro 2014 at Heriberto Hulse Stadium on August 9, 2014
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A report claims that Chelsea have joined the race for Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva.

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva, who has also been strongly linked with Real Madrid.

The 21-year-old has been with Cruzeiro since 2007, making his first-team debut for the Brazilian club in 2012.

Since then, his performances have grown each season and it is understood that Real Madrid currently head the queue for the Brazil Under-20 international.

However, according to Corriere dello Sport, Chelsea have now firmly entered the race for the midfielder.

It is understood that Cruzeiro value Silva in the region of £6m.

Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti looks on during a press conference at Valdebebas training ground in Madrid on October 29, 2013
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