Guangzhou Evergrande are eyeing a £50million move for Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Willian.
The cash-rich Chinese club, managed by former Blues boss Luiz Felipe Scolari, have made a number of high-profile signings in recent months.
Fellow Brazilian Paulinho was signed from Tottenham for £10m last summer and Colombian Jackson Martinez joined for £32million in February.
And now they are keeping tabs on the winger, according to the Mirror.
The Blues are expected to overhaul their squad this summer with new boss Antonio Conte heading to Stamford Bridge after a hugely disappointing season.
The Barclays Premier League champions parted company with boss Jose Mourinho after a series of woeful results and the Portuguese losing the confidence of key players.
Willian, however, has been one of the success stories for the Blues this season and his exit would not be well received by the fans.
Meanwhile, Cesc Fabregas hopes the arrival of Italy manager Conte next season will herald a marked improvement in their fortunes.
He said: “It is a disappointing season,’ the Spanish midfielder told sport1.de. ‘It will be the first time in years I won’t play in the Champions League. We must come back stronger. I hope we can compete for the title in England next year.
“In Antonio Conte there will be a new manager. He has proven that he can work successfully, especially at Juventus he had a strong time.”