Chelsea have now made contact with Rennes to sign young midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, MySportDab reports.
Last week, Manchester United also make contact with the Ligue 1 club about signing the 18-year-old.
United have now had further talks with his representatives this week.
Camavinga has only one year left on his contract at Rennes and has been linked with a move to Manchester United, Chelsea or Paris Saint-Germain.
But, According to The Sun, Chelsea have now entered the race to sign Camavinga after speaking directly to Rennes about the player.
Chelsea Coach Thomas Tuchel wants to strengthen his midfield after letting youngster Billy Gilmour join newly-promoted Norwich on a season-long loan.
Camavinga is one of the best young midfielders in the wold right now.
However, Chelsea’s interest in Camavinga could be a huge blow to Manchester United, after missed out on signing Jude Bellingham last year.
Chelsea and Manchester United see Camavinga as another top young player who can improve their squad for next season.
Rennes have already denied claims that a deal for Camavinga to join United has been completed.
Reports this week suggest that Manchester United want to offer Rennes £25m for Camavinga.
Camavinga has played three matches for the French national team already and now has the nickname of the next Paul Pogba in the making.
Rennes are ready to cash in on Camavinga now rather than lose him for free as a free agent next summer.
Camavinga made his debut for Rennes at 16 years old and there is already a stadium named where he grew up in Brittany.
More to follow…..