Chelsea target Leon Bailey wants to move to Stamford Bridge as soon as January, according to reports.
The Bayer Leverkusen winger has heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, with Arsenal and Chelsea just two of a handful of clubs believed the chasing the 21-year-old.
Bailey scored 12 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions for the German side last term, alerting a number of Europe’s biggest clubs to his talents.
And according to reports from Germany, Chelsea are now believed to be in pole position to land him this January.
Fussball Transfers report the Jamaican international wants to move to Stamford Bridge after Christmas, and will turn down the chance to move to Bayern Munich in favour of a switch to South West London.
The Bundesliga champions were reported to have made an huge £53 million bid in June for Bailey, and may re-enter the race for his signature after the new year.
Liverpool and Arsenal are also believed to be eyeing a move for the youngster, but it’s the Blues whom the young forward most desires.
The Chelsea fans are getting excited already …
— Mwas Mchelsea (@MwasMchelsea01) September 9, 2018
— Asare Nartey Samuel (@phallacygh) September 6, 2018
— 21st Century Man (@I_amIdris) September 9, 2018
— Micheal Keem (@KeemMicheal) September 9, 2018
Leon Bailey so delicious.. come to Chelsea please ??
— MoZarri (@moazCFC) September 1, 2018
It's my dream to see this guy in blue am hazard will then extend the contract
— Akajimalo@GEEZ (@james_gorerino) September 8, 2018
— Ŧlⓐviⓞ Xⓐvier (@Fxds13) September 8, 2018
We should sell William and replace him by Bailey
— Mugi (@Kawashingi) September 8, 2018