Chelsea 'prepare £15m bid' for Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno to replace Ashley Cole
The Blues have identified the Spanish left-back as a long-term replacement for Cole, who is likely to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season
The 21-year-old has been identified as a long-term solution to the left-back role at Stamford Bridge, with Ashley Cole likely to leave the club this summer.
Cesar Azpilicueta has played most of the season in the role, but the Spaniard is more suited to playing on the right side of defence.
Cole is widely expected to move on from the Londoners at the end of the season, with Liverpool and Real Madrid being repeatedly linked with a move for the former Arsenal man.
According to the Daily Express, the Blues are lining up a summer swoop for Moreno, after being perturbed by Southampton's asking price for Luke Shaw.
Moreno has one cap for Spain, but Barcelona's Jordi Alba has established himself as La Roja's first choice left-back.