Reports yesterday claimed the Blues have let it be known they’re after Kessie.
The midfield powerhouse is on Antonio Conte’s radar ahead of the January transfer window.
He’s got cash to burn after the £60m sale of Oscar and Kessie is a potential arrival.
“Chelsea are keeping tabs on Franck Kessie’s team-mate Roberto Gagliardini”
And they add his Atalanta team-mate Gagliardini is being watched too.
Atalanta are flying high in Serie A.
They’ve climbed to sixth in the Italian top flight and now the battle is on to pinch their top assets.
Gagliardini, 22, came through the youth ranks at the Bergamo-based club.
The midfield man spent time on loan before cementing himself in the first-team and has now caught the eye of Chelsea’s scouts.