Chelsea are keeping an eye on Genk midfielder Sander Berge ahead of a potential January swoop for the player, according to reports.
The Blues are currently unable to sign any players due to a two-window transfer ban that was imposed in February, but that could be removed if the club’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday is successful.
Frank Lampard’s side have shown no signs of struggling despite their inability to add players to their team, with solid performances from the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham helping the club enjoy a six-game Premier League win streak.
However, according to Goal, Chelsea and Lampard are not against the idea of freshening their squad up in January if the chance arises, with 21-year-old Berge – who has also been linked with Liverpool – said to be on their radar.
Genk sporting director Dimitre De Conde previously revealed that Jurgen Klopp’s side and Napoli have both shown interest, but the latest report adds the Blues to the list of interested suitors.
Goal adds that despite Chelsea having Billy Gilmour and Charlton Athletic loanee Conor Gallagher vowing to force their way into the first team, Chelsea are open to the idea of adding another young player in that area.
Meanwhile, Berge was part of the Genk side that lost 2-1 to Liverpool on Merseyside earlier this month and he has revealed that it is his “dream” to play at Anfield more often.
Chelsea and Liverpool both return to Premier League action this weekend when they face Manchester City and Crystal Palace, respectively.