Towards the end of August, journalist Francesco Modugno stated Chelsea were interested in Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne.
The 30-year-old is still on the west London club’s agenda as Thomas Tuchel ‘asks’ for his signing next summer.
That’s according to Fichajes.net, who say the Blues manager sees the attacking midfielder as a ‘definitive signing to have a complete squad’.
Chelsea lost to Manchester City and Juventus and Mason Mount was forced to miss both fixtures due to injury. As far as the report is concerned, the German coach doesn’t have another player in the squad, who can perform a similar role to that of the England international.
The website states: ‘Despite starting from the wing, he [Insigne] is a more total player and capable of intervening in the game from his mobility through the middle and his good touch of the ball. A differential talent capable of dominating in Europe.’
Therefore, the Champions League winning coach has ‘requested’ the Italian’s signing. He has a contract expiring in 2022.
Chelsea view Insigne as an ‘interesting option’ as they could potentially sign him as a free agent next summer. His possible arrival could see the likes of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech allowed to leave Stamford Bridge.
With less than 12 months left on his current deal, the player refused to commit his long-term future to Napoli.
“There is time to think about the contract, I still have another year and there is time to discuss it with the club. My agent and the club manage the situation, they make me feel comfortable and I try to express myself 100% on the pitch,” Insigne told Sky Italia.