Chelsea are reportedly holding discussions with Italian top-flight side Sassuolo about the club’s former attacker Jeremie Boga.
The 23-year-old was developed in the Blues academy as a youngster and made one senior appearance before his permanent exit in 2018.
According to the Daily Express, Frank Lampard’s side have entered talks with Sassuolo about the winger and have shown an interest in re-signing him.
It is understood they have first option to sign him if he is to be sold, but discussions this week are more likely to be to convert that into a sell-on clause.
The report explains that he was sold to Sassuolo for just £3.5million and he’s now valued around £15million.
Premier League outfit Brighton are also reportedly planning a raid for Boga in the summer, while Inter Milan, Napoli, Barcelona and Everton all have an interest too.
Brighton’s interest will only be ramped up in the summer if they avoid relegation from the Premier League, but have been impressed by his performances in Italy.
Boga was always an exciting talent when coming through the youth system in West London, but he failed in a number of loan spells away from Stamford Bridge and selling him in 2018 seemed a sensible decision.
The left-winger has really made giant strides forward since though and this campaign looks a serious threat with his pace in Serie A.
He’s played 23 games across all competition this season for Sassuolo, scoring seven goals and supplying four assists in return.
Chelsea are supposedly in discussions about the Ivory Coast international, but he’s yet to show enough to suggest he could make a serious impact if he returned and perhaps they should continue to monitor him from now until the end of the season.