Chelsea plot shock move for Taison

Brazilian is seen as an alternative for Hulk and Cavani

Chelsea are considering a shock bid for Metalist Kharkiv’s Brazilian forward Taison, according to the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old is seen as a £12 million alternative to Hulk and Edinson Cavani if they prove to be beyond the Londoners’ reach.

The inspiration behind Metalist’s rise in Ukraine has been compared to Shakhtar Donetsk forward Willian by scouts.

Taison returned home at the weekend reportedly to explore visa and passport options ahead of a possible move to Stamford Bridge.

Porto are also interested in the former Internacional player in case they lose their Brazil striker Hulk to Chelsea.

And Shakhtar have him top of their list to replace Willian if he completes a move to Tottenham.

Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo is keen to beef up his forward line before the transfer window closes.

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