CHELSEA are hopeful of beating Manchester United and Arsenal to the £85million signing of Leon Bailey, in line with studies.
The Bayer Leverkusen winger is certainly one of Europe’s most fun younger wingers and has attracted loads of curiosity over current seasons.
And in line with the Sunday Categorical, Chelsea despatched scouts to observe Bailey in motion as he got here off the bench towards Rangers on Thursday.
The Jamaican worldwide, 22, changed Karim Bellarabi with half an hour remaining at Ibrox however he precipitated loads of harm to Steven Gerrard’s facet.
Bailey scored an important third away aim with two minutes to go to make sure the Bundesliga facet took a 3-1 first-leg benefit.
He picked up the ball contained in the field, minimize inside brilliantly and curled a neat right-footed end past Allan McGregor.
The aim was his seventh of the season though he did miss six weeks within the autumn by means of damage after which picked up two purple playing cards as soon as he did return to motion, limiting himself to 22 appearances to this point this time period.
Liverpool are additionally considered within the pacey winger whereas German giants Bayern Munich have been monitoring him for the previous few years.
However Leverkusen would understandably quite promote their star to the Premier League quite than to a Bundesliga rival.
The previous Genk man nonetheless has three years left to run on the contract he signed in August 2018.
Frank Lampard will lastly be trying to herald some new recruits when the switch window reopens.
Chelsea had been beneath their switch ban final summer time and – regardless of having it lifted earlier than January – they went by means of the complete winter window with out making any signings.
Wingers Pedro and Willian are each out of contract on the finish of the season and might be let go.
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Regardless of their current return to the primary staff and powerful kind within the absence of Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi, the Blues don’t have any instant plans to increase their stays at Stamford Bridge.
Willian is a goal for North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham as his spouse is eager to remain in London whereas Pedro has been linked with the MLS, Japan and a return to Spain.
The departures of the pair, although, would definitely liberate house within the squad and wages for Bailey to come back in.