Chelsea are reportedly interested in defender Youcef Atal from French top-flight club Nice.

According to the Telegraph, the Blues have the Ligue 1 right-back on their radar, should their two-window transfer ban from FIFA be delayed.

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It is understood that the Algeria international is also being watched by European giants Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.

The report details that the 22-year-old would cost at least £34.6million and that fee could soar up.

Atal is an attack-minded full-back that has impressed in France this season and has a lot of potential.

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He’s a skilful individual with quick feet and is a strong dribbler, which is why he’s a right-back by trade but can also be deployed further forward as a winger.

The wide man has made 26 appearances across all competitions for Lille this season and managed an impressive six goals in return.

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Chelsea could do with some more competition for Cesar Azpilicueta next season at right-back, which is why the return of loanee Reece James from Wigan should help solve that problem.

Atal looks like he would be a costly purchase, but it could be worth the investment to have two exciting young talent at Stamford Bridge in the full-back area.

But Maurizio Sarri’s side are still of course dependent on the outcome of FIFA’s response to an appeal against a transfer ban.