Chelsea supporters were pretty happy after hearing the news that contact had been made with the representatives of Hakan Calhanoglu from AC Milan.
Sky Italia reported that the Blues had been in conversation with Calhanoglu’s entourage about the possibility of signing him this summer.
The 27-year-old joined Milan in 2017 for €25m (£21m, Goal) but will become a free agent when his current contract expires in June.
Here’s how Chelsea fans reacted to approaching the creative midfielder.
Calhanoglu reputation as a free-kick merchant blossomed when he was at Bayer Leverkusen.
Since his switch to Italy, the Turkey international has flourished into a multi-dimensional playmaker.
He is on 11 assists for the campaign and 47 in total across his Milan career.
Add 30 goals in 163 games for the Rossoneri and Calhanoglu really does pack a punch in the final third.
His talents have attracted attention from Chelsea, Arsenal and Juventus, the three clubs Sky Italia put forward have spoken to the players council.
It wouldn’t be the first time that a marvel from Milan has peaked the Blues interest this season.
Duncan Castles explained on the Transfer Window Podcast that Chelsea had been in talks with Gianluigi Donnarumma, who also becomes a free agent at the end of 2020/21.
SportsMediaSet suggested that Frack Kessie was being monitored, another whose San Siro contract is entering into its final months soon.