Chelsea are one of the clubs in the picture to sign Gent star Gift Orban in the summer.

The striker has starred for the Jupiler Pro League side this season, with 19 goals and two assists from 19 games. He netted a hat-trick in his side’s latest 4-0 win over Cercle Brugge last weekend.

Chelsea’s interest in the 20-year-old is highlighted by Het Nieuwsblad when they cover clubs who had scouts in attendance to watch him in action against Cercle Brugge.

The Blues have good contacts with the player’s agent, according to the report. They also represent David Datro Fofana, who joined Chelsea from Molde in January. It could be because of this deal the two parties share a good relationship.

Voetbal Krant, after relaying Het Nieuwsblad’s report, have provided additional updates on the west London club’s desire to sign Orban.

It’s claimed Chelsea are ‘preparing a bid’ to bring the frontman to the Bridge in the next window. The Blues don’t want to miss out on the young talent, even though they won’t play in European competition next season.

The Premier League side are thinking about sending Orban out on loan while he’s aiming to shine at Chelsea, if he were to end up joining them.

It remains to be seen how this case develops in the coming weeks and months.