Chelsea boast their fair share of talent at Stamford Bridge but Antonio Conte’s side are keen to bolster their ranks this summer ahead of a return to Champions League action next season, where the Blues will aim to compete with Europe’s biggest sides once again.
With the first-team already looking well stocked, Conte’s summer activity could see targets identified to provide strength in depth in particular areas and The Guardian has stated today that the Blues have joined the hunt for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Mahmoud Dahoud.
The 21-year-old Syrian-born German international his highly-rated on the continent and has attracted vast interest from Europe’s top-sides, which suggests Chelsea would have to pay a high price for his services. Given his stats this season, it may actually be a deal to avoid.
In 15 Bundesliga appearances this season, Dahoud has just one goal and two assists to his name from his midfield role in a Borussia Monchengladbach side who are struggling to secure their position in the top-four once again.
With 80.6% passing, Dahoud also doesn’t look like he can fit into Chelsea’s style of play and the Blues may end up paying over the odds for a player who lacks the required credentials to succeed in West London- although there is plenty of scope for him to improve during the coming years.