Chelsea are facing stiff competition from Bayern Munich in their race to sign Amadou Diawara from Bologna, Football Italia, citing Tuttosport, reports.
The 18-year-old has already established himself as a first team regular despite his young age and has now caught the eye of a host of European giants.
It is believed that Bayern are plotting a £7.5m offer in an effort to lure the midfielder from the Serie A outfit this summer.
The Blues are said to have scouted the player on multiple occasions this season ahead of a potential move to Stamford Bridge.
After missing out on a switch during the January window, the race for Diawara is likely to restart at the end of this season.
He has already featured 21 times in all competitions for Bologna this term, so far providing one assist, but is yet to register his first goal for the club.