Chelsea have made contact with Leon Bailey’s agent over the prospect of a potential transfer.
Bailey has been one of the preferred transfer targets for the Blues as they have enquired the availability of a number of times in the last couple of seasons.
The West London giants were very keen to bring in the player in the summer but Bailey rejected the chance to move as he thought it would be a hindrance to his development.
The left winger was pretty influential for Bayer Leverkusen last season scoring on 12 occasions. But he has struggled to replicate that form this term as he hasn’t had many chances under former manager Heiko Herrlich at the club.
But with Peter Bosz coming in Bailey’s fate could change in near future. The 21 year old has great potential and with Leverkusen hovering around the relegation zone Bosz would be needed his service in the long term.
His agent Craig Butler who also happens to be his step father admitted Chelsea have been in touch with him for a possible move. “I am very happy that this change has come about. Leon did not develop under Heiko Herrlich.
“For Leon it is very important that he enjoys football. He lives alone in Germany, the family is in Jamaica, and if Leon does not have fun, it kills him
“Top clubs have come forward, such as Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Roma.
“In recent months they have been surprised that Leon plays so seldom, wondering why a top league player like him is suddenly sitting on the bench.”