Chelsea are interested in signing Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt.
And they are prepared to offer £50 million plus German striker Timo Werner in part exchange.
The Italian club though would prefer any deal to include cash plus Italian international Jorginho.
De Ligt began his career with Ajax , winning a league and cup double with them before joining Juventus in a £64 million deal in the summer of 2919. He won Serie A with the club in his first season in Italian football, and the Italian Cup with them last season.
A technically gifted centre-back, he is known for his clean tackling, speed and anticipation and ability to step-up to make an extra man in midfield.
The willingness to include Werner as part of any deal, may e the clearest indication that he is likely to be surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge if Romelu Lukaku returns to the club.
The £47.5 million capture from RB Leipzig last summer had a disappointing first season in English football, with his profligacy in front of goal becoming his watchword.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.