The Blues are reportedly keen on signing Bayern Munich defender David Alaba who is set to leave the German club at the end of the season.
The left-back’s contract runs out at the end of this season and it is believed he already has his sights set on his next destination.
According to Spanish media outlet Marca via The Sun, Alaba wants to join Spanish club Real Madrid when his contract expires.
Marca claim Real Madrid are ‘counting the days’ to begin negotiations of Alaba’s pre-contract.
Chelsea aren’t expected to give up on signing Alaba despite his decision to join Real Madrid. Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United and Barcelona are also interested in signing Alaba.