Chelsea ready move to sign £21.6m Barcelona target

Chelsea have joined Barcelona in the race to sign Bernardo Silva from Monaco ahead of the upcoming January window, according to Fichajes, as reported by the Metro.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder is seen as a player with huge potential as the current Premier League champions look to add him into their ranks.

Manager Jose Mourinho has seen his side struggling to perform as they have already lost eight out of 15 possible league matches this season.

The Blues are currently sitting 16th on the Premier League table, a point away from Norwich City who are in the relegation zone.

Silva is said to be a summer target for Barca, a factor that could see Chelsea beat them to his signature during the January window.

The Portugal international is currently valued at around the £21.6million region, a price tag that is not likely to sway away interest from the two European giants.

He has featured in 16 Ligue 1 matches and six Europa League fixtures for his side this term, so far scoring three goals.