Chelsea are keen on Bayern Munich young star Renato Sanches.
The Portuguese midfielder, 20, is willing to leave the club after failing to meet expectations in his first season in the Bundesliga side, asking for more playing time.
Sanches signed last summer in a £45m move but now he is on the brink to leave the German club.
Chelsea lost 3-2 to Bayern on Tuesday in Singapore and it was after this defeat that Blues boss Antonio Conte is understood to have spoken to the German champions’ high command about Sanches, the midfielder who gave N’golo Kante the runaround at the Singapore Sportshub.
AC Milan are leading the race to sign him, but the Italian club would like to sign the player on loan but Bayern want to sell him for a fee around £ 43m, as the Munich side CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed in the past days.