Chelsea are monitoring Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi ahead of a potential summer move, according to The Sun.
The Blues have done business with Fiorentina on two occasions in the past two years. Jose Mourinho drafted in Juan Cuadrado in January 2015 for what the BBC believed to be £23.3 million., a move that did not work out well for either party. This summer, Chelsea returned to Viola and poached Marcos Alonso, for a fee reported by Sky Sports as £24 million.
As per The Sun, Chelsea are likely to reinvest the £60 million raised by the sale of Oscar to Shanghai SIPG into their attack. The tabloid believe that manager Antonio Conte will have money to spend in the upcoming January transfer window and the summer, with Bernardeschi on the list of potential targets.
Bernardeschi is a player that Conte knows well after the Chelsea boss’ spell with the Italian national team. He would also fit like a glove into their 3-4-3 system, as he can play as a winger or a wing-back.