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Castan another possible candidate to make way for Gervinho
According to the IB Times, Chelsea have targeted Castan as a possible backup for David Luiz, who's been confirmed by Jose Mourinho.
If Luiz were to lend some truth to the transfer speculation that has him linked to several clubs like Bayern Munich or Barcelona (as per IB Times), then Chelsea might very well make a formal bid for Castan. However, they are not the only club interested in the Jim Carrey lookalike.
Flamengo was looking to sign Castan in the past, as Sky Sports reports. However, Flamengo's Director of Football has dismissed their continued pursuit of the defender.
"He is a great defender and we are evaluating his situation, but there are no actual negotiations for his signing at the moment," said the Director, as quoted by the IB Times.
Castan, meanwhile, knows that he was a regular fixture for Roma last season, and has already begun to impress alongside new signing Mehdi Benatia.
"I have three more years of contract with Roma," Castan said, as quoted by the IB Times. "I don't even worry much about the enquiries. My father handles my career, so I leave everything in his hands. Now I just want to rest, without paying much attention to speculation."