Big spending Chelsea are willing to go over £100m to land Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.
The Germans were insistent that, with Erling Haaland having joined Manchester City, Bellingham would not be sold during the most recent window.
But clubs are already lining up to make a move next year with the England starlet likely to cost upwards of £100million, reports The Sun.
And after a record-breaking summer under Todd Boehly this season, Chelsea hope to be in the mix.
The Blues are looking to snap up some of the top young talent since the takeover and new manager Graham Potter is a huge fan of the England international.
The 19-year-old, who scored Dortmund’s opener in their Champions League defeat at Manchester City this week, joined the German club for £20m from Birmingham City in 2020.
Having shone in the Bundesliga and in Europe his value has skyrocketed since.
Any prospective fee is only likely to increase with the potential of a starring role at the World Cup with England this winter.