The Sun is claiming that the Blues will have to compete with Serie A club Napoli to sign the highly rated Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara.
The 18-year old is a highly rated defensive midfielder and has taken the Serie A by storm in his debut season in the top flight football.
He joined Bologna from a lower league side San Marino Calcio in the summer and has already established himself in the first team of the Serie A club. He is an able tackler and a skilled reader of the game and is likely to attract more interest from the major clubs in his services.
The 6″ ft Guinean-born player has made 17 league appearances for his club this season.