Chelsea interested in 26-year-old Serie A star and are prepared to offer close to €60m

Chelsea are interested in signing Atalanta winger Ademola Lookman and are prepared to offer close to €60m according to reports.

The Blues have already been busy in the transfer market and have signed Tosin Adarabioyo from Fulham, whilst they have also agreed deals to sign Aston Villa’s Omari Kellyman and Barcelona’s Marc Guiu.

It’s been reported that Chelsea are looking to sign two attacking players this summer and they have been linked with a whole host of names from across Europe.

Chelsea interested in Lookman

Chelsea are clearly in the market for a wide player having been heavily interested in Michael Olise, before pulling out of a deal because they believed the finances were beyond their reach.

Leeds United’s Crysencio Summerville has been reported as a possible target with Leeds faced with the prospect of having to sell one or two of their star players having missed out on promotion to the Premier League.

Ademola Lookman in action for Atalanta.
Chelsea are reportedly interested in Lookman.

Summerville is believed to be valued at around £30m and would certainly represent a good value for money option with Liverpool also interested in the winger.

However, Italian outlet Calciomercato have reported that Chelsea are interested in Atalanta winger Lookman, and they are prepared to offer close to €60m for the Nigerian.

The report also adds that fellow Premier League clubs Liverpool and Manchester United are also interested in the 26-year-old.

Lookman had a brilliant season for Atalanta and scored a hat-trick in the Europa League final against Bayer Leverkusen, with the Serie A outfit no doubt desperate to keep hold of one of their star players.

The Nigeria international scored 17 goals and provided ten assists in 45 appearances in all competitions last season.

A player of Lookman’s quality would certainly make a difference for Chelsea and would add much needed quality in depth to the squad, plus he can operate on both the right and left wings which is likely to appeal to the Blues.

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