Chelsea could reportedly be looking at Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Manu Kone as one of a number of possible targets in that position this summer.
The Blues are keen on the highly-rated young Frenchman, who has impressed in the Bundesliga and who looks set to attract plenty of interest this summer.
Liverpool have been linked with Kone by Get French Football News, and now a report from the Evening Standard claim he’s one of Chelsea’s targets in case they fail to land Declan Rice.
One imagines it’s going to be difficult for Chelsea to get all the players they want after such a difficult season, with the west London giants finishing all the way down in 12th place and missing out on a place in Europe.
Liverpool weren’t at their best either, dropping out of the Champions League places, but they can at least point to Europa League football, and more recent success under Jurgen Klopp.
Chelsea look pretty chaotic under their new owners, so it remains to be seen if Kone will want to join the flurry of recent signings made by the club, with barely any f them looking like working out based on what we’ve seen from them so far.