Chelsea have planned talks with Sassuolo over the signing of Jeremie Boga.
However, Brighton are also looking to land the winger and have launched their own plot.
Boga has remained in Chelsea’s sights since he left the club for Serie A in 2018 for a fee of £3.5m.
Since then, the Ivory Coast international has flourished and has scored seven and assisted two this campaign in Italy’s top flight.
But his best attribute is his dribbling and he has completed 32 more than any other player in Serie A this season.
Chelsea and Sassuolo have a strong relationship and talks have been planned over Boga returning to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have first option on the 23-year-old amid interest from a host of clubs across Europe.
According to the Express, Brighton have also launched their own plan to land the forward.
They inquired about Boga’s availability but Sassuolo rejected their advances as they look to keep hold of him until the end of the season.
A summer raid is expected but much depends on whether or not they stay in the Premier League.
Jeremie Boga has been linked with a move back to Chelsea
The Express go on to state that Barcelona, Inter Milan, Everton and Napoli are also interested in the youngster.
Whether Chelsea can convince Boga that he will receive ample playing time is another matter.
But with Pedro and Willian looking likely to leave, the winger would fit right into the squad.
Both first-team stars will see their contracts expire in the summer and as of yet there are no plans to renew.
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