Chelsea have already signed six players for the first team this season and the Blues are also closing in on the signing of Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
According to reports, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is happy to back the club if Bayern Munich star David Alaba becomes available this summer.
The 28 year old is set to become a free agent next summer and contract talks with Bayern Munich have stalled amid interest from Chelsea, according to Football London.
Alaba reportedly wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer if a new deal can’t be agreed with the European champions.
Alaba is an utility player that can play as a left-back, centre-back and also in midfield, a position he is desperate to return to.
The Blues are said to be in the market for a defensive midfielder with Declan Rice on the radar but Alaba could prove a cheaper alternative.