Blues are reportedly considering a move for Valencia defender and Germany international centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, according to Daily Mirror.
Having missed out on Juventus versatile defender Leonardo Bonucci, Antonio Conte has turned his focus towards the World Cup winner Mustafi, a player who has become one of the key players for Los Che in La Liga.
Chelsea are also interested in Mustafi’s teammate Andre Gomes, but Valencia are unwilling to sell the midfielder and could be tempted to let go of the German defender hoping that Blues will give up on the pursuit of the Portuguese talent.
Shkodran Mustafi is likely to command a hefty £25 million transfer fee for the player who left Everton on a free transfer in 2014.
The 24-year-old defender has played 61 La Liga appearances since his arrival and has added 6 goals for the Spanish club during that time.
Mustafi is contracted to Valencia until 2019.