Chelsea have held talks with Vitesse Arnhem midfielder Marco Van Ginkel regarding a move to Stamford Bridge, BBC Sport understands.
The 20 year old has met Blues boss Jose Mourinho, and will now return to the Netherlands to discuss his future with the Eredivise side.
Van Ginkel’s major concern is how many games he would play for Chelsea, with the World Cup in Brazil coming next summer.
He has made just one appearance for the Dutch senior side, though he has twelve caps for the Netherlands under 21’s.
Elsewhere, the Blues are expected to make an improved over for Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy, according to the Mail Online.
The club saw a bid of £5million rejected last week, and the Canaries are believed to be holding out on a fee closer to the £10million mark for the England international.
Meanwhile, AC Milan have insisted that striker Stephan El Shaarawy is not for sale, ESPN understands.
Chelsea had been linked with a move for the Italy international, following an impressive second season at the San Siro.
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani remains Chelsea’s top transfer target, while Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund are also on the clubs radar.