Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is set to move for Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco according to the Daily Star.
The 23-year-old midfielder is attracting the attention of clubs from across Europe after some impressive appearances for Spanish club Atletico Madrid.
Carrasco is thought to have been on Blues boss Conte’s radar for a number of months and it has now been reported that the Italian is ready to submit a transfer offer in the region of £44 million for the player. The winger is set to be offered a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are believed to be battling with German giants Bayern Munich for the player’s signature although the Bundesliga champions have so far failed to meet Atletico Madrid’s valuation of the winger.
Carrasco started his career in France with AS Monaco after being snapped as an apprentice from Belgian club Genk. The player went on to make 105 appearances for The Monegasques, scoring 20 goals in five years with the club.
In summer 2015, the winger joined current club Atletico Madrid and Carrasco helped guide The Mattressers to the UEFA Champions League Final in his first campaign at the Vicente Calderon Stadium. The player has scored 19 goals in 96 appearances for Atletico Madrid and remains a vital member of the squad.