Atalanta will hold out for a “minimum figure” of €30m (£26m) for left-back Robin Gosens, according to Calciomercato.com.
Chelsea are expected to offload either Marcos Alonso or Emerson Palmieri at the end of the season, and the Blues have been tracking the Serie A star as a potential replacement.
Gosens does have plenty of other suitors, though, with Inter Milan and Lyon said to be keeping tabs on the German, who is on the cusp of breaking into the international setup under Joachim Low.
The 25-year-old is an attacking fullback by nature, and he has often been utilised as a wingback by Atalanta head coach Gian Piero Gasperini this campaign.
Gosens’ stats bear that out, having scored seven goals and contributed five assists in just 22 league games. Considering his attacking instincts, his attributes are closely aligned with Alonso’s, suggesting the Spaniard could well be the one sold by manager Frank Lampard this summer.