Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels is reportedly a summer transfer target for incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
The Germany international has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United interested last year, while Liverpool are also thought to be keen.
Now reports have linked Chelsea with a summer offer, with Conte tipped to launch a move for the 27-year-old when he takes over the Blues after he leaves the Italian national team following Euro 2016.
Hummels’ contract at Dortmund only runs until 2017 and there are no signs he will put pen to paper on a new deal.
The Bundesliga giants may decide to let him go for around Â£20million this summer rather than risk losing him for much less further down the line.