AC Milan are interested in signing Montpellier talent Elye Wahi but it appears Chelsea are going to win the race, according to a report.
According to TMW, Chelsea are pushing to complete a deal for Wahi in the next few days, presenting an offer to the French club of around €35m to sign the 20-year-old after a season in which he amassed 19 goals and 5 assists in 33 Ligue 1 games.
The intention is to beat the competition from Inter, Milan and other clubs and then send the player on loan to Strasbourg, a club owned by the American consortium BlueCo who also own Chelsea.
Wahi’s numbers from last season have earned him the attention of the big European clubs and it seems as though Montpellier will not stand in his way if the right offer comes in.
Chelsea’s spending spree is not over and they are able to offer more than what the Milanese clubs can at present.