Chelsea have now joined other clubs in the rqce to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano this summer, MySportDab reports.
Upamecano is expected to be a player in demand in the next summer transfer window.
In 2019, The 22-year-old signed a new Leipzig contract which includes a £40m release clause.
The is a shocking low fee for one of Europe’s best young defenders.
The Blues are now the latest club to express an interest in him, which will be effective this summer.
RB Leipzig are not ready to sell Upamecano in this January transfer window despite offers with a higher price.
This season, Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma are Frank Lampard’s preferred centre back partners in the Premier League.
But, Thiago Silva is 36 years old, and there are doubts about the futures of Rudiger, Christensen and Fikayo Tomori.
Chelsea are more interested in long-term defensive options.
Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United have previously showed interest in signing Upamecano.
Spain’s top clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona are also interested in Dayot Upamecano.
Chelsea have other concerns this season after their current poor form across all competitions.
The Blues spent over €200m in the summer but have failed to show any improvement in their squad so far this season.