Stamford Bridge side chase Goodison Park star.
Chelsea are lining up a £20m bid for Everton right-back Seamus Coleman according to the Daily Express.
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Jose Mourinho may see the Republic of Ireland man as a better option in the role than current first choice starter Branislav Ivanovic though the Blues boss will be battling Man United in the race to sign the Toffees star.
The 26 year old cost Everton just £60k and has been one of the best in his position in the Premier League for the past 18 months and given his side’s poor start to the season there is perhaps a chance the former Sligo Rovers man would be tempted by a move to a ‘bigger’ club.
Mourinho had initially signed Cesar Azpilicueta, presumably with a view to the former Marseille man filling a right-sided defensive berth, however the Spaniard has excelled in a left-back role and as such may have led the Chelsea manager to consider a move for Coleman.