Bayer Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz has been generating substantial interest in recent months, and it's Chelsea who seem to be at the forefront of the race for his signature, according to reports.
According to Daily Star, the highly-rated midfielder is valued at £80 million, and the question now is whether the Blues are willing to meet that asking price.
Mauricio Pochettino's team have been experiencing difficulties in terms of consistency and creativity in the final third, struggling to maintain their goal-scoring prowess since the last season.
Wirtz's potential arrival could address these concerns, as he is not only a creator of goal-scoring opportunities but also capable of finding the back of the net himself.
The German international's versatility allows him to operate both as a central attacking midfielder and a winger, offering a fresh dimension to the Premier League giants' attacking options.
However, despite the West Londoners' strong interest, other top clubs like Manchester City, Bayern Munich, and Liverpool have their eyes on the talented midfielder.
With Chelsea's significant investments in the transfer market following a change of ownership, financial resources are not a concern. They have the means to meet the reported £80 million asking price, and the 20-year-old could prove to be a valuable long-term addition, justifying the investment over time.