Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is eager to bring in two attacking players this off-season following their third-place Premier League finish last term.
The club’s new owners have been postponed to support Tuchel’s plans, with the Blues paired with Raheem Sterling, Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona, and Richarlison of Everton.
However, Chelsea could be scheduled to start the window by signing a star from Elland Road.
Chelsea will win the race to sign Leeds United Brazilian striker Raphinha according to The Guardian.
Raphinha is followed by Arsenal and Barcelona and the Blues, who are expected to complete a £ 55million contract with the 25-year-old.
The midfielder has a contract with Leeds until 2024 and could follow Kalvin Phillips off Elland Road with the England midfielder to complete his move to Manchester City.