Chelsea lining up January move for Federico Chiesa?
Chelsea have been linked with a surprise move for Juventus attacker Federico Chiesa ahead of the winter transfer window.
The Italian is one of the hottest talents in Serie A, and he has been touted to leave the Bianconeri on a few occasions.
The club have resisted the temptation to sell him amid financial concerns, but their resolve could be tested in January.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has given the green light for the club's pursuit of Chiesa.
The European champions are prepared to pay a fee of £71 million to prise him away from the Bianconeri in January.
It is unclear whether the Bianconeri will accept the proposal, but it is known that they are looking to offload players.
The club want to provide funds for Massimiliano Allegri. Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot have been linked with winter exits.
Allegri is keen on pursuing a new central midfielder. The 54-year-old is also eyeing a deal for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.