Chelsea are eyeing up a possible bid for Everton’s Richarlison, according to reports.
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are interested in Everton forward Richarlison as they consider potential replacements for Eden Hazard up top.
The Blues just brought in Gonzalo Higuain to bolster Maurizio Sarri’s striking options, but the concerns over Hazard’s future means attackers will be eyed up this summer.
Hazard continues to be linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea are now believed to be looking at potential replacements for their Belgian superstar.
Chelsea do have Christian Pulisic arriving from Borussia Dortmund this summer, but the Daily Mail report that other players are also being targeted.
Sarri is believed to be keen on his former Napoli ace Lorenzo Insigne, whilst Sevilla’s Pablo Sarabia, Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey and Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho are also under consideration.
Additionally, it’s stated that Chelsea have continued to monitor Everton’s Richarlison, having thought about buying him from Fluminense almost two years ago, before his move to Watford.
Richarlison, 21, has hit 10 goals in 23 Premier League games since his £40million move to Everton over the summer, thriving once again under his former Hornets boss Marco Silva.
Everton won’t be looking to sell Richarlison any time soon, but with Chelsea expecting big money for Hazard, the Toffees may receive big offers for their Brazilian star this summer.