Chelsea have reportedly identified Atalanta left-back Robin Gosens as their top transfer target as Frank Lampard keen to bolster his back-line options ahead of next campaign.
The 26-year-old left-back has been monitoring by top clubs across the Europe thanks to his performances in both Italy and Europe.
Gosens has played a major role in the Serie A club’s successful season in both Italy and Europe – scored nine league goals and registered eight assists, with the Bergamo club sitting in third place and looking ahead to a Champions League quarter-final against PSG.
The left-back often used as wing-back in a 3-5-2 formation, and according to German news outlet Kicker claim that Lampard is keen on signing the Dutch-German defender, ahead of Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell.
The Stamford Bridge outfit are among host of top European club looking to pen Gosens’ signature this summer.
The same report says that Italian champions Juventus are willing to pay the £27million asking price slapped on by Atalanta, while Inter Milan are keen to add Gosens to their squad having already signed Dortmund right wing-back Achraf Hakimi this summer.
There is also significant interest from German clubs, with Schalke long-term admirers of the 26-year-old.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has identified the left-back position as a key area to bolster this summer, with Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri doing little to convince the Blues head coach that they are worthy of starting spots.
The Blues have already signed attacking duo Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner from Ajax and RB Leipzig respectively and look set to make Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz their third summer signing.