Premier League giants Chelsea have been tipped to beat Manchester United and Arsenal to Bayern Leverkusen forward Leon Bailey’s signature. It was reported on Monday via German media outlet the Kicker that Chelsea and United are interested in the youngster and they will do everything to get him in the summer.
The 20-year-old Jamaican international revealed to the press his desire to join the Blues despite uncertainty surrounding the future of their manager Antonio Conte.
Bailey is contracted with the Bundesliga side till 2022 which means Chelsea and their rivals Manchester United will have to make a huge-money offer to convince Bayern Leverkusen to let him leave the Bay Arena.
Leon Bailey 20, is highly rated by the German club, and they are not ready to part ways with the player for any price lower than their valuation of £100million
The young forward has been phenomenal for the Die Werkself so far this season, scoring eight goals and he has assisted five goals to ensure that his team remains 18 points behind league leaders Bayern Munich who are topping the league with 53 points.
Bailey moved to the Bundesliga side from Jupiler League where he played for Genk. He was signed for £20million on a five-year contract.
It is yet to be seen if both Premier League clubs would want to spend that huge amount on a player who is relatively inexperienced.