Chelsea will try again for RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol in the January window, after failing to get the player this summer.
Transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, has revealed the Premier League side will make another attempt for the 20-year-old, in news that was also confirmed by Bild’s Christian Falk.
Chelsea reportedly offered up to €90 million for the Croatia international, who instead chose to sign a one-year extension to stay in Germany.
However, Gvardiol is expected to become the first signing under Graham Potter, who replaced Thomas Tuchel on Thursday.
Chelsea have already acquired the services of Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana in central defence this summer.
But they will approach the centre-back in January again and persuade him to reconsider a move to the Premier League.
The young defender, who made 29 Bundesliga appearances last season, could have a long-term future at Stamford Bridge, with Thiago Silva 38 this month.