Reports suggest Chelsea are now pushing to sign Inter Milan teenager Cesare Casadei.
According to the Evening Standard, the Blues are looking to follow up the coup of Aston Villa man Carney Chukwuemeka with the 19-year-old, who has been extensively scouted by Neil Bath of the academy.
The club are in the middle of a really promising stage of the transfer window, with them looking to add numerous young stars to their squad, with the intention of even using some of them as soon as next season.
Chukwuemeka is one who is believed to be headed straight for the first team, however the signings of Omari Hutchinson and Gabriel Slonina are clear purchases for the future years, with them both set to feature on loan this year.
The Italian is being targeted as the next in the growing list of promising signings, after not yet making an appearance for Inter’s first team.
Chelsea want to sign Casadei
This is despite him proving his worth as a goalscorer in the youth competitions, notching up 17 goals throughout the last campaign.
This has supposedly encouraged Chelsea to consider making a bid for one of Italy’s brightest prospects. The Evening Standard has claimed the new Blues owners are willing to make an offer for the star believed to be worth around £20m.
The news will only improve the positive start to the American owner Todd Boehly’s time at Stamford Bridge, where he has proven to supporters that he is at the club to help it grow, not just as a financial project.
This is going alongside still being rumoured to make more big-money signings before the window closes at the end of August.
The club are heavily tipped to sign another recognised centre-back, with Wesley Fofana rumoured to want a move to the Blues as much as they want him.