Chelsea made tentative enquiries to sign Porto winger Jesus Manuel Corona prior to the coronavirus break but they have now withdrawn their interest after chief Marina Granovskaia decided to focus her attention elsewhere.

Chelsea have already signed Ajax ace Hakim Ziyech and were looking to add more firepower prior to the COVID-19 suspension.

Granovskaia’s stance changed when she found out RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner became available following Liverpool pulling out of negotiations.

The agent of Porto midfielder Jesus Corona has confirmed contact with Chelsea. The Porto attacker, 27, has been in fine form this season, scoring four goals and setting up 17 in 43 games across all competitions.

“When Corona renewed the contract, for two more years, that is, until 2022, the value of the termination clause decreased,” his agent Matias Bunge told A Bola.

“In reality, there have been conversations with several clubs, but with the emergence of Covid-19 everything changed, and for three months the clubs were practically stopped.

“But the scenario is going to start to change and I think the market is going to start to cheer up because the clubs are co-hosting the needs they have. “They (Chelsea) asked about his situation. But the same thing happened with other clubs, although none of them exercised a formal approach for Corona.”