Graham Potter wants Inter Milan star at Chelsea?
Chelsea manager Graham Potter is reportedly keen on signing Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella.
The Blues spent over £270m in the recent transfer window, but their main focus was on their backline.
The midfield department was hardly strengthened until deadline day when Denis Zakaria arrived on loan.
Zakaria has yet to make his Blues debut, but it appears Potter is already looking into a marquee signing of his own.
According to Calciomercatoweb, the new head coach has urged the hierarchy to pursue the services of Barella.
Barella has been a mainstay for the Nerazzurri in recent years, but they could sanction his sale for the right price.
The Serie A giants are dealing with Financial Fair Play concerns, and could be tempted to sell for around £70 million.
Meanwhile, the news will come as a huge blow for Ajax's Edson Alvarez, who was the Blues' main midfield target.
The Blues failed to sign him on deadline day, but reassured him that they would make a fresh move in January.
That seems unlikely to happen with Potter having his sights on Barella.