The Blues appear to be scouting a number of left backs at the minute, with cheaper alternatives to Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell being touted.
The England international could cost over £60 million according to The Sun, which could see Chelsea turn their attentions elsewhere. In fact, as per a report from French outlet Foot Mercato, Chelsea are one of the sides interested in signing Monaco left back Fode Ballo-Toure.
The 23-year old is attracting interest from around Europe after another impressive season in Ligue 1.
The France under-21 international has become a bit of a sought-after talent, but he should be a much cheaper option for Chelsea.
Under the current economic climate, this might be something that makes a difference to how Chelsea will operate this summer, so they may well see Ballo-Toure as a good option.
The Blues could lose both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri this summer with their futures in doubt.