English Premier League giants Chelsea are keen on a move for Super Eagles and Villarreal dazzler Samuel Chukwueze, if they are unable to sign Jadon Sancho this summer.
Frank Lampard’s side are reportedly battling with rivals Manchester United for the €100m rated Borussia Dortmund forward.
It was gathered that the Red Devils remain the England international’s more likely destination, leaving the door open to a potential push for Chukwueze.
The Nigerian international has been heavily linked with a move away from Javier Calleja’s side in the last 12 months, with Liverpool rumoured to be tracking him last summer.
The 21-year old is under contract with the Yellow Submarine until 2023, however he does represent a much cheaper option than Sancho, with Villarreal potentially considering offers in the region of €50m.
Chukwueze has been a consistent figure across the last two seasons at El Madrigal, despite the club’s managerial upheaval, with 52 La Liga appearances from a possible 65 league matches.