Chelsea are believed to be locked in talks with Leicester City regards a Â£20million swoop for Foxes midfielder N’Golo Kante.
The Premier League champions already face a battle to keep hold of star striker Jamie Vardy after Arsenal launched a bid, and now Chelsea are keen on Kante.
The Blues have been linked with a move for the midfielder for some time, but reports claim they are now getting serious, and talks over a potential Â£20million swoop may already have started.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has put a new box-to-box midfielder at the top of his wanted list and AS Roma’s Radja Nainggolan was believed to be his number one target.
However he has now switched his attention to Kante, who is younger and has experience in the Premier League after helping Leicester to win the title last season.
Kante is open to a move to Stamford Bridge, but will not make any decisions until after the European Championships as he does not want any distractions.