Chelsea are in transfer talks with three Manchester City players as they plot a move a stunning triple raid on the champions, claims a report.
Todd Boehly is already in negotiations with City over a move for Raheem Sterling and Nathan Ake. And now it has emerged that Oleksandr Zinchenko is also a target for the Stamford Bridge club.
Ukraine international Zinchenko is a target for Thomas Tuchel and talks have already taken place, according to the Daily Mail.
Tuchel is believed to have given the green light to pursue the trio.
Boehly, according to the Manchester Evening News, has asked City for their valuation of Sterling. The American is aware that Chelsea return to pre-season training on July 8 and Tuchel wants the majority of his squad in place.
It will take an offer in excess of £50m to land Sterling, who is already understood to have spoken to Tuchel.
The German coach has convinced Sterling he will be integral to his plans next season.
Ake is also in talks with Chelsea over a return to the club, report the Daily Telegraph.
Whether City would sanction the departures of all three players to a rival is unclear.
Man City open to Zinchenko sale
Zinchenko meanwhile also has interest from Everton and West Ham. In fact Fabrizio Romano claims that the defender is one of Everton’s ‘main targets’ for the summer.
Zinchenko featured 28 times last season as Manchester City won the Premier League title by a point. But his appearances were at left-back and it’s understood the Ukraine star would like to play in midfield, where he plays for his country.
Romano has explained City are happy to let Zinchenko move on and they have been looking at Marc Cucurella.
City are expected to make a formal offer for the Brighton defender which will allow Zinchenko to move on.
The 25-year-old is under contract until June 2024.
Wolves made an approach to sign Zinchenko in January and £30m was mentioned. But City are expected to be looking for £40m for the player who was a signing from Russian outfit Ufa in July 2016.