Not content with having smashed their transfer record to re-sign Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea are eyeing a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham.
The 18-year old moved to the Bundesliga side for an initial fee of £25 million last summer, and made an immediate impact both in the Bundesliga and the Champions League.
So good was his form that he was called-up by Gareth Southgate to the England squad and made the final cut for this summer’s Euros, , coming on a substitute against Croatian in their opening game.
That made him the youngest Englishman to play in any major tournament, and the youngest of any nationality to play in the European Championships.
Bellingham is regarded as a more attainable player than long-term target Declan Rice, with West Ham unwilling to sell to their Premier League rivals.
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.