Three other European clubs are interested in signing him
Chelsea had a busy summer as they were looking to bolster their squad after an underwhelming campaign, despite winning the FA Cup back in May. Maurizio Sarri was appointed as the new manager after Antonio Conte was sacked.
The Italian has brought players like Jorginho from Napoli, Kepa from Athletic Bilbao and Mateo Kovacic on a season long loan from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. The Blues also managed to keep hold of key players like Eden Hazard, Willian and N’Golo Kante, as they were heavily linked with exits.
The London Outfit have started the new campaign very strongly under the 59 year old, winning the first 5 Premier League fixtures in a row and drew against West Ham United last weekend. They are currently behind Liverpool by 2 points at second place in the league.
After starting their Europa League campaign with a win against PAOK, the Premier League giants won their Carabao Cup opener too against Liverpool on Wednesday.
They have been tipped as one of the favourites to win the Premier League this term and the club are willing to bolster their squad in January to mount a genuine title charge.
Chelsea have joined the race for Rennes star Ismaila Sarr, claims Calciomercato.
The Senegal International joined the Ligue 1 side from FC Metz for a reported fee of of €17 million, signing a 4 year contract last summer.
The 20-year-old went to the World Cup and has made the shortlist for the Golden Boy award as one of Europe’s top prospects.
The winger has been hugely impressive for the club this season, scoring three goals in all competitions.
Arsenal, Inter Milan and Tottenham are also interested in signing the player but the French side are not keen to sell in the January transfer window.