Chelsea and several other clubs are monitoring Antonee Robinson after his transfer to AC Milan fell through.
The Wigan Athletic defender was the subject of easily the most surprising story of the January window after he almost joined the Serie A giants.
The 22-year-old looked set for a move to the Rossoneri but the Italian giants had not left enough time to complete the medical.
Milan had been tracking the former Everton man for a number of weeks and had agreed a fee of £6m, but add-ons could have increased the total to £10m.
In the end the USA international remained at Wigan but news of the failed transfer alerted other clubs who were not aware of his talents.
And according to the Mirror , Chelsea are among clubs like Newcastle and Aston Villa eyeing the defender for a summer move.
Wigan have now set a fee for the player and AC Milan could end up regretting the lateness of their move.
The Latics signed Robinson from the Toffees in the summer for £1.98m after he spent the previous campaign on loan at the DW Stadium.
Chelsea are tracking Wigan defender Antonee Robinson
Robinson is contracted to Wigan until 2022, and the Championship club should make a tidy profit on the defender if they sell him to a top-flight side this summer.
Despite being linked with several players in the January transfer window Chelsea ended up empty handed when all was said and done.
Blues boss Frank Lampard has a wad of cash to play with after not bringing in any new signings for the last two windows.
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Should he succeed in helping the club achieve Champions League football again next season then a bumper spending spree can be expected in the summer.
The likes of Jadon Sancho, Timo Werner, and Moussa Dembele were linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in January and more and more names will likely be popping up between now and then.