London-based club Chelsea are reportedly interested in making a move for Italian Serie A side Juventus’ Serbian winger Milos Krasic, who is opting for a future elsewhere in Europe.
Krasic, 27, who enjoyed a fine first term in Italy after departing the Russian league side CSKA Moscow in a £12.5 million deal in the summer of 2010, has rarely been used by the Bianconeri boss Antonio Conte this season and the player has just made seven appearances for the club where he also managed to find the back of the net once.
Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is currently looking for reinforcements for his front three after Frenchman Nicolas Anelka decided to join Shanghai Shenhua and exit-bound players Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou will be unavailable owing to the Africa Cup of Nations.
The club will know that Krasic fits perfectly into the bill as he is ideally suited to the boss’ preferred attacking formation and is believed to want to bring the winger in on loan for the rest of the campaign.
However, Juventus, as per reports, are looking for a permanent solution for the player, but could be willing to accept a temporary switch if it facilitates them to offload the player in the summer.
Krasic's agent, Dejan Joksimovic, however, has confirmed that although Chelsea are interested in the player, they may face a tough competition from German club Borussia Dortmund, and Russian sides Zenit St Petersburg and Anzhi Makhachkala, according to a Metro report.
Milos Krasic has made a total of 48 appearances for Juventus since his arrival in 2010 and has also managed to find the back of the net 10 times.