Sky sources understand Chelsea have approached Middlesbrough FC over the availability of winger Adama Traore.
Adama Traore, who joined Boro on the final day of the summer transfer window, is a shock target for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
The winger, who has made 14 league appearances for Boro this season, has caught the attention of Conte with his pace and dribbling skills.
Traore has three and a half years remaining on his contract, taking him through to June 2020, meaning that Boro are under no pressure to sell the former Spain Under-19 international.
It remains to be seen if there's weight behind this transfer rumour, or if it could be linked to the permanent transfer of Patrick Bamford.