Chelsea will rival Tottenham Hotspur in the race to acquire Jamaal Lascelles from Newcastle United, London Evening Standard reported earlier this morning.
The 24-year-old, who made an impact in Premier League with the Magpies this season, is believes to be allowed to leave for a bid in the region of £40m.
Should David Luiz leave the club in summer, Chelsea board would strengthen the squad with a defensive replacement.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly leading the race as they are expected to sell Toby Alderweireld on a £55m move with Manchester United still interested in the Belgian defender.
Also Everton, who recently appointed Marco Silva as their new manager, are said to be keeping tabs on Lascelles.