The Sun [via the Mirror] report that the French international is keen on a switch to Stamford Bridge, but it remains to be seen whether the Blues would meet the powerful player’s demands.
Beyond his considerable transfer fee—understood to be £70 million—as well as a mooted five-year contract, the Pensioners would be splashing out a remarkable £148 million to secure the international.
However, there is evidence that the former Manchester United man may well be worth the outlay.
The 22-year-old has already won three Serie A titles, as well as the 2015 Coppa Italia, and was part of the Juventus team that reached the final of the Champions League, only to fall to defeat against Real Madrid.
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The rampaging central midfielder scored eight goals and contributed three assists in 26 outings in the Italian top flight last term, and he would surely complement the talented—but arguably flagging—central midfield partnership of Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas.