Both Juventus and Inter Milan are tracking Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher.
The 22-year old’s form in South London this season has seen him force his way into the England set-up and he will be hopeful of securing a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar.
Much though, may depend on his ability to keep playing regular first-team football. He is due back at his parent club Chelsea at the end of the season, and, although Thomas Tuchel has previously spoken about his desire to integrate Gallagher into the first-team set-up, that was before the current uncertainty surrounding the club following the imposition of sanctions on Roman Abramovich.
Crystal Palace would also dearly like to keep him, but it is doubtful they could match the spending power of some of their rivals for his signature.
The performances of the likes of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori this season have demonstrated to Serie A clubs the impact that former Chelsea academy graduates can have in Italian football.
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.