Chelsea are keen to make a transfer bid for Olympique Marseille defender Boubacar Kamara.
Kamara has emerged as one of the top defenders in the French League and has attracted interest across Europe.
The 20 year old defender has also been linked with a move to EPL champions Manchester City in recent weeks.
Chelsea have vast data on the defender and have been following Kamara since he was a young player within the Marseille ranks.
It is understood that the Blues are looking to snap the defender for a reasonable fee in the summer.
Kamara is versatile and can operate as a defensive midfielder. The arrival of Andres Villas-Boas has seen him display consistency with talks of his playing style similar to Brazilian ace Thiago Silva.
The France U21 international is happy at Marseille but the financial effect of the Covid-19 pandemic could force Marseille to sell in the summer.
Chelsea are expected to back manager Frank Lampard heavily in the summer following a season of inactivity in the market.
Ajax star Hakim Ziyech has already been confirmed by the Blues and other transfers are expected to arrive Stamford Bridge ahead of next season.