Chelsea have registered an curiosity in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Manu Kone, 90min understands.
The Blues want to bolster in midfield this summer time and have added loads of names to their shortlist, on the high of which is West Ham United’s Declan Rice.
There are many suitors for Rice, nevertheless, and so Chelsea are exploring all their choices. 90min reported in January that Southampton’s Romeo Lavia was as soon as once more of curiosity to the London facet, who failed with a bid to signal the Belgian final summer time.
Now, sources have confirmed that Gladbach starlet Kone has performed his manner onto Chelsea‘s radar.
The 21-year-old defensive midfielder has been sensational for Gladbach and has attracted vital curiosity from throughout Europe, with Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain each recognized admirers of Kone.
Within the Premier League, Liverpool and Newcastle have each scouted Kone this 12 months forward of a summer time departure from Gladbach which is turning into more and more probably.
Chelsea are actually firmly within the combat for Kone who, at 21, matches the profile for the Blues’ new homeowners as a younger star with loads of top-flight potential.
Kone was not too long ago requested in regards to the curiosity in him, admitting to Le Parisien that he’s honoured to see so many massive golf equipment watching him.
“I stay nicely with rumours, I don’t take note of all the things that’s mentioned. It’s extra my entourage and my buddies who ship me the articles,” he defined. “It’s a supply of pleasure for them to see my identify related to massive golf equipment, but it surely doesn’t make me scorching or chilly. I desire to complete my season quietly. Afterward, what should occur will occur.”
Requested particularly in regards to the curiosity of PSG and a attainable return to the town of his beginning, Paris, Kone insisted the one deciding issue for him in the case of a switch can be the sport time on supply.
“It’s true that I’m Parisian,” he acknowledged. “I used to be born and skilled right here. There’s a logical hyperlink.
“However whether or not it’s Paris or one other membership, I don’t care. I simply need to play soccer. In Monchengladbach, I play. So if I’ve to go away, I’ll take into consideration enjoying first.”