According to reports, the Blues are set to start negotiations with Monaco for midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko next week
Tiemoue has played a vital role this season as part of the Ligue 1 title-winning team.
Which has put him on the radar of several big name clubs.
The Telegraph report that Chelsea are now ready to kick off the race for the star next week, who is reported to be worth around £43, by opening talks with Monaco.
Other reports say that Antonio Conte’s side have £200m to spend in the transfer market, partially funded by the January sale of Oscar to Shanghai SIPG for £60m and the prize money Chelsea picked up for winning the Premier League.
And other reports say they could sell Michy Batshuayi to Monaco to get a deal done.