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Chelsea are interested in signing Atlanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi following a recommendation from club legend Claude Makelele, according to Sportarena via Daily Mail.
The 26 year old midfielder only joined Serie A side Atalanta in the summer for €13.7m and he could be on the move again next summer if Chelsea push for his signing.
The Ukraine international had an impressive last season with Belgian club Genk, amassing 16 goals and as many assists in 51 appearances across all competitions.
Malinovskyi scored both goals in Ukraine’s 2-0 win over Lithuania and also impressed in their 2-1 win over Portugal.
Makelele knows what it means to be a successful midfielder after winning two Premier League titles with Chelsea.