£80million attacker wanted as Eden Hazard replacement

Chelsea are reportedly interested in the signing of Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey according to reports from Europe.

The Daily Mail reports that the Blues have made enquiries about the player and have been told that he is valued at around £80 million.

Bailey is regarded as one of the top young talents in German football after enjoying a good stint at Leverkusen. Blessed with pace and the creative attacking abilities, the 21-year-old has caught the eye of several clubs with the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool interested in his services.

Chelsea have lost star player Eden Hazard this summer after he completed his long-awaited move to Real Madrid.

It is understood that Chelsea have identified Bailey as the ideal replacement for the Belgium international as they possess similar attributes.

£80 million though seems like a lot for a player that is yet to show consistency in his overall output but his versatility makes him a good addition to the team.

However, the Blues would have to overturn the current transfer ban to be able to get their man as the club are currently hit with a two window transfer ban.

Chelsea have already secured the signing of USA hotshot Christian Pulisic and have already been linked with Ajax forward David Neres.

It remains to be seen how this summer would develop for the Blues but they are depended on the decision by CAS over their transfer ban petition.

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