Chelsea have shifted their attention to star defender Dael Fry who plays for Championship side Middlesbrough with the hope of having him switch to the Stamford Bridge in January when the winter transfer window reopens.
With Gary Cahil and Andreas Christensen keen on leaving the West London club, there is a need to bring in replacement for them and the 21-year-old has been identified as being able to serve as a cover for the duo.
The England international has been fantastic so far this season in the Championship and is not expected to remain with Middlesbrough much longer having caught the attention of a number of big sides.
Dael Fry is also being monitors by another Premier League side Liverpool who are also in the race for his signature but he is believed to favour a move to the West London.
The young lad spent his youth career with the English outfit and might be preparing to part ways with them for a new encounter and challenge elsewhere.
Dael Fry is being monitored by manager Maurizio Sarri who is impressed by his defensive abilities and speed and is reported to have given the club the go-ahead to hold talks ahead of January transfer window.