Chelsea declare interest in Kompany

Anderlecht have confirmed that Chelsea are interested in signing their central defender Vincent Kompany.

“Chelsea are interested and maybe a deal can be done,” said Anderlecht managing director Herman van Holsbeeck.

“I’ve advised Roman Abramovich to keep a special eye on him.”

The 19-year-old Belgian international is much sought after by a host of European clubs; Sevilla had bids of £8.4 million, and £11.5 million, rejected by Anderlecht before the close of the transfer window.

Kompany was ruled out of Anderlecht’s 1-0 Champions League defeat at Stamford Bridge due to injury and lost the opportunity to further impress Jose Mourinho.