Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is ready to sell wide man Yannick Carrasco in the January transfer window, with the Blues keen on the forward’s services, as per AS, quoted by the Mirror.
Carrasco has only completed two matches in Spanish La Liga this campaign, with both of those matches coming at the beginning of the season, and has allegedly had bust-ups with colleagues and members of the technical crew.
The Blues will face stiff competition for his signature, however, with fellow London side Arsenal also keen on the Belgian as French tactician Arsene Wenger tries to reinforce his attacking line.
The manager has since added to his attacking options, with Spain international Vitolo agreeing to link up with Atletico in January, making him surplus to requirements.
Carrasco, 24, has been a key player in Simeone’s team over the past two seasons, and netted the equalising goal in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final loss to eternal rivals Real Madrid, but seems ready to depart Atletico in the next window.
German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have been connected with a transfer for the Belgian winger after fallen out of favour with his manager Diego Simeone.
The Blues tried to bring in the Belgian last summer but failed to convince his team to complete a deal.