Sanson has potential but will find it tough to step up to Chelsea’s expectations

As reported by France Football, Chelsea are interested in bringing Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson to Stamford Bridge this summer.

What’s the story?

The upcoming transfer window is likely to be one of transition for the Blues, who are looking to add quality in key areas in an attempt to put the disappointments of last season behind them.

Who the manager will be is currently up in the air, but the club need to press one with identifying targets in the mean time.

One man on their radar is Morgan Sanson, who is coming off the back of an impressive season in Ligue 1.

That’s according to France Football, who report that Chelsea are one of three Premier League sides keen on signing him, alongside Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

Who is he?

Scoring 12 time and assisting three more in all competitions for Marseille in 2017/18, Sanson is a midfielder all-rounder who played a key role in the French side’s run to the UEFA Europa League final, where they ultimately lost out to Atletico Madrid.

Still just 23 years of age, the player has significant potential and seems primed to make a step up into a more prestigious league, although making the leap to a top six side in England could be a stretch.

Competition for places at clubs like Chelsea are fierce, just look at Ross Barkley’s situation, and Sanson doesn’t quite have the pedigree to be able to come in and immediately improve their starting eleven.

Rated at £16.2m by Transfermarkt, he’s well within reach of the Blues and would be a relatively low-risk signing, but perhaps won’t have the quality that supporters are looking for to compete with the likes of Manchester City next term.