Brazil manager Tite has admitted that he is aware of the transfer speculation surrounding many of his players ahead of this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent days as a replacement for Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois who could be sold by The Blues after failing to agree a new deal in SW6.
Metro have reported that Fred could move to Chelsea’s English Premier League rivals Manchester United in the coming days while national teammate Willian has also been heavily linked with a reunion with former boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford in recent months.
Speaking to the Chelsea Presser in the post-match press conference following Brazil’s 2-0 international friendly win over Croatia at Anfield, the Brazil boss insisted that it was business as usual for his side despite the ongoing transfer speculation.
“I am aware that there are rumours but we are focussing on what we are doing here” said Tite.
“It is inevitable that something like this will come up throughout their careers.
“If it does come up, our stance is always the same, we ask the player to get it sorted as soon as possible so that we can keep our heads focussed on what is happening here.”
AS Roma keeper Alisson helped his side to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals this season where they were defeated 7-6 on aggregate by Liverpool. The player has made 64 appearances for The Magic One since joining the club from Brazilian outfit Internacional two years ago.