Chelsea had been monitoring Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey for months and are reportedly ready to make a transfer in January.
The Sun declare the Blues have run the guideline over the 20-year-old on 3 events this season, whilst additionally scouting him at former membership Genk remaining yr.
The record says Antonio Conte’s aspect are lining up a £20million bid for the Jamaica Under-23 global.
However, the Stamford Bridge membership reportedly face stiff pageant for his signature from La Liga giants Barcelona.
Chelsea are mentioned to have the higher hand in negotiations, having already held talks with Leverkusen.
And the Blues are mentioned to be keen to mortgage Bailey again to the German aspect for the rest of the season, will have to a deal be agreed.
The Sun declare the winger isn’t a goal for Conte however is as an alternative sought after through the membership’s recruitment division.
Chelsea have made a dependancy of shopping for children with a view to creating them for the longer term and it kind of feels Bailey suits the invoice.
Bailey is beneath contract at Leverkusen till June 2022, having joined from Belgian aspect Genk remaining January.
He is already a first-team common for the German aspect, making 12 appearances in all competitions this season.
He has scored 5 objectives and equipped two assists this time period.