According to Tutto Mercato Web, Chelsea are favorites to sign Franck Kessie and the Italian source claims that the Blues have their hands on the 20-year-old midfielder.
As reported by Daily Mail, Atlanta want around £30million for their prized asset.
Likes of Manchester United, Juventus and Everton are also linked with a move for the midfield enforcer, however, Chelsea are leading the race to sign the Ivorian and bolster Chelsea’s squad.
Do Chelsea need Kessie?
N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Mati are currently being Antonio Conte’s first choice midfield pairing, Kessie will have to work hard to earn his way into the starting XI but will provide enough cover to Antonio Conte’s side as they head to the second half of 2016/17 Premier League season.
Chances of Kessie signing for Chelsea – 2/5
A January deal is certainly out of the picture as Atlanta want to hold on to him until the end of the current campaign. If Chelsea want to get their man, they may end up paying 5-10million more than the quoted £30m asking fee.