CHELSEA have reportedly already tabled an offer for Paris St-Germain star Marco Verratti.
Antonio Conte has enjoyed a hugely impressive debut season as Blues boss, guiding the club to their second Premier League title in three years.
Champions League football will return to Stamford Bridge next term and he is keen to bolster his midfield options ahead of what will be a more demanding fixture schedule.
And The Sun claim Chelsea are desperately trying to tempt Verratti, 24, to west London.
The Blues are said to have lodged a bid of £55m for the 21-cap Italy international.
PSG are apparently ready to sell but the player reportedly has other ideas.
The Sun say he has told the French giants he doesn’t want to leave, having only signed a new five-year deal last January.
Verratti is also said to be unsure whether it would be a wise move for his career due to Chelsea’s wealth of midfield options.
The former Pescara man is reportedly still weighing up their proposal but will need a guarantee of regular game time if he is to reunite with his former Italy boss at Stamford Bridge.
Verratti has made 28 appearances in the French top flight this season, scoring three goals and assisting five as PSG conceded their title to Monaco.