Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund will be on his way to Stamford Bridge in the summer after Chelsea ramped up their interest in the Danish international.
Any efforts to bring new talent to Chelsea could be hampered by the departure of Graham Potter who was sacked as manager on Sunday.
Miserable Chelsea players arrived for training on Monday but club owner Todd Boehly is seemingly keen to carry on with his transfer strategy and has identified Hojlund a target.
Chelsea are hot on the youngster’s trail and club executives invited Atalanta chairman Antonio Percassi to their recent Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund.
The attacker’s availability was among the topics of conversation as Chelsea look to pursue their interest in Hojlund who has so far scored eight goals in all competitions for the Serie A outfit.
Atalanta are demanding £60million for the youthful goal-getter who only joined the club last summer for a fee of just £15million.
Hojlund has quickly established himself as one of the Italian top-flight’s up and coming stars and has additionally caught the interest of Erik ten Hag’s United, Premier League leaders Arsenal and Real Madrid.