Chelsea reportedly hold an interest in sealing the transfer of Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford this summer, though he won’t come cheap.
According to the Daily Star, the Blues are among a long list of big-name admirers in Rashford, but United value him at a staggering £100million.
The England international may not have enjoyed as much playing time as he’d have liked of late, but remains one of the most highly rated young players in Europe.
Rashford’s pace and eye for goal make him a valuable asset for United and the club hope this big asking price and potentially tying him down to a new contract will put suitors off, the Star reports.
It’s easy to see why Chelsea could be keen on a player of Rashford’s qualities, with Goal recently linking Manchester City with a move for star attacker Eden Hazard.
Rashford would be an ideal like-for-like replacement in that position, and inject a bit of youth into a Chelsea side that has gone a tad stale this season.
The Daily Star also list the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain as looking at the 20-year-old’s situation after a frustrating time at Old Trafford.
United fans are known for their love of seeing homegrown talent make it into the side so will surely be hoping the club do all they can to prevent his departure, especially to a Premier League rival.
Antonio Conte wants Chelsea FC to sign 21-year-old German – report
Antonio Conte has instructed Chelsea FC to try and sign Germany star Benjamin Henrichs from Bayer Leverkusen this summer, according to reports in the British media.
The Sun, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Conte wants to see the Blues wrap up a deal for the 21-year-old despite the uncertainty about his future at Stamford Bridge beyond the summer.
According to the same report, both Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in signing the defender this summer but the Blues are now lining up a bid.
It is claimed that the west London side are ready to make a move to try and bring Henrichs to Stamford Bridge, with the player believed to have a £31m release clause in his current contract with the German side.
The defender has made 22 Bundesliga appearances for Bayer Leverkusen this season and has notched up one assist for his team-mates.
Meanwhile, Chelsea FC are currently preparing for their crunch Premier League showdown against Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues are aiming to try and break back into the top four before the season is out and they will need to beat the Reds at Stamford Bridge if they are to have any hope of doing so.