Chelsea have been keeping a close eye on Max Kilman and are exploring a potential move for the Wolves centre-half in the summer transfer market, according to reports.

The 24-year-old has played an integral role in his side’s push for European football this term, starting all 24 of the club’s matches in the Premier League.

But Bruno Lage’s side face a battle to keep hold of him given the Englishman has begun to draw attention from the Blues, the team the player has supported since childhood.

TalkSPORT suggest Thomas Tuchel’s side have placed Max on their shortlist of targets as the Champions League holders prepare for the possible departure of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger, who are both out of contract at this summer.

It’s stated scouts working for the London-based giants have been watching over the star’s performances in the latest weeks and were in attendance as Wolves beat Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City at Molineux.

However, they are in no rush to part ways with their prized asset, who still has four-and-a-half years remaining on his existing deal in the West Midlands.

The Stamford Bridge club missed out on a deal for Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde last summer and the Frenchman remains the German head coach’s primary target in this role.