CHELSEA have enquired about Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Manu Kone with the Blues having the edge over Paris Saint Germain according to reports.
The French U-21 international joined the Bundesliga side in January 2021 from Toulouse.
The 21-year-old has been in excellent form for Daniel Farke's side this season and attracted the interest of some of Europe's top clubs.
According to German publication Sport Bild Chelsea and PSG have enquired about the midfielder.
The report added that the Stamford Bridge club have the edge as Kone "dreams" of a move to the Premier League.
Despite spending over £100million on Enzo Fernandez in January Chelsea are in the market for a defensive midfielder.
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The Blues are trying to find a solution that would enable Fernandez to operate further forward.
Fernandez has had to operate deeper of late following the departure of Jorginho to Arsenal, N'Golo Kante's injury and the lack of a defensive midfielder in the squad.
Graham Potter's side have also been linked with moves for West Ham's Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo of Brighton.
A summer departure is a possibility for Kone with the report adding that his agents have met Gladbach sporting director Roland Virkus to talk about a summer exit.
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Gladbach would be looking for in the region of £25m or more for a player who will have two years left on his contract come the summer.
To date the midfielder has made 50 appearances for Gladbach, scoring three goals with his first for the club coming in the 5-0 win over Bayern Munich in the German Cup.
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