Chelsea coach Frank Lampard are reportedly interested in signing Super Eagles winger, Samuel Chukwueze in the summer.
Chelsea are looking for wingers to replace Pedro and Willian who are likely to leave the club when their contracts expire in the summer.
The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for Dortmund’s England star Jadon Sancho but according to report by Germany-based publication OneFootball, Chelsea have set their sights on signing Chukwueze.
Dortmund are likely to ask around £120m to sell Sancho in the summer which could be much for the Blues to pay.
Villarreal reportedly rejected a €35m bid tabled by Liverpool to sign Chukwueze in January.
Having impressed for Villarreal’s reserves in the third tier, he was promoted to the senior team – making his debut in a Europa League game against Rangers – as manager Javi Calleja brought him in as a 79th-minute replacement for Nicola Sansone.
Chukwueze has recorded three goals in 26 La Liga appearances for Villarreal this season, with his latest strike coming in a 3-1 home defeat against Celta Vigo in November 2019.