Everton and West Ham reportedly face missing out on winger Jeremie Boga, who is being lined up by his former club Chelsea.
The Blues are said to be set for talks with the player about a possible return to Stamford Bridge (Mirror), after some great form that has yielded seven goals over in Serie A with Sassuolo.
Boga appeared just once for the Chelsea first-team before leaving the club in 2017, and had loan spells at Birmingham, Granada and Rennes.
Chelsea cashed in for a reported £3.5 million, but have a first refusal on the French-born Ivory Coast star, who is wanted by Everton, AS Monaco and Napoli.
When selling him to Sassuolo, Chelsea included a £12.7 million buyback clause which they could now exercise.
Chelsea transfer chief Marina Granovskaia is to meet Sassuolo president Giovanni Carnevali on Wednesday for discussions.
TBR’s view – Everton and West Ham’s loss?
It appears Everton and West Ham could be set to miss out on the exciting winger, after being linked by Arena Napoli last month.
Boga has a lot of promise and him potentially moving back to the Premier League for just £12.7 million could be great business by Chelsea.
Everton and West Ham could both do with a new winger, with the likes of Theo Walcott and Andriy Yarmolenko not long-term options for their respective clubs.
Given Chelsea have first refusal, it would seem there’s little the two clubs would be able to do in regard to fighting for Boga, if they still had interest.