Chelsea are understood to have reignited their interest in German side Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey but any move for the star could be scuppered should Chelsea fail to do anything about their two-window transfer ban.
As per the BBC, the west Londoners have been banned from landing players until the start of the 2020 summer market, with the Blues taking their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a bid to do something about it.
Should the club succeed with their appeal, it seems the Blues will be going back in for Leon, as the Daily Mail are noting that Chelsea have revived their interest in the star, with Leverkusen after £80 million for his services.
However, this possible move for Bailey hinges on whether Chelsea’s appeal against their two-window transfer ban is successful, as if it is not, they will be no hope of signing the player this summer.
They could definitely do with landing a player of Leon Bailey’s ilk, especially after selling Belgian star Eden Hazard to the Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The 21-year-old technically gifted attacker had a good season for Bayer Leverkusen this year, as he netted five goals and provided five assists in all competitions, helping his side secure a Top 4 finish in the process.
Leon will definitely have to improve on his goal and assist output if he ends up moving to Chelsea, as Maurizio Sarri’s side are going to need to fill the void left by Eden following his move to Galacticos.