Chelsea have so far signed N’Golo Kante among the more notable names and while they are looking to sort out their striker situation, the Blues’ targets could be hijacked by Leicester City.
According to DailyStar, Leicester City is planning a swoop for 19-year-old Gabriel Barbosa. The Brazilian has made headlines with his impressive display Santos and has come under the spotlight. Several European clubs including Barcelona, Manchester City are also said to be interested in the player but the player’s agent had recently revealed that any decision on Barbosa’s future will have to wait after the Olympics.
Claudio Ranieri is planning a £25 million bid for the player to bring him to King Power Stadium in the summer. Antonio Conte is looking to add attacking reinforcement and while the Blues are keen on Barbosa, the market understands that the club’s main target is Romelu Lukaku from Everton even though the Toffees claim that there has been no official bid for Lukaku.