Chelsea is prepared to battle La Liga Champions Barcelona for the Inter signing of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.
The Argentine striker is on the radar of major top teams in Europe, with the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City vying for his signature.
Barcelona is leading the race to sign the attacker who is valued in the region of £100m at the San Siro.
Chelsea has now joined the race to sign the 22-year-old attacker who currently has a buy out clause of £100m in his deal with the Serie A outfit.
However, Martinez is said to be against a move to the Blues despite being undecided as to where he will be playing football next season.
For this part, Real Madrid is also interested the services of the attacker but the Los Blancos also have other options in mind with Borussia Dortmund Erling Brut Haaland and Kylian Mbappe on the radar of the La Liga outfit.