Chelsea are reportedly in the running for AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennnacer according to reports from Italy. It is understood that the midfielder is highly rated by the London club who are considering a bid for his services.
The Algerian international was with Arsenal from 2015 to 2017 making one appearance before a switch to Empoli. Since then he has made a big money to AC Milan and is one of the best players in Italy.
Italian tabloid Calciomercato.com claims that Chelsea are prepared to offer a player plus cash deal for the holding midfielder. Milan are said to prefer a one time fee of £45m which could prove an obstacle for the Blues, who have already spent big on Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech – with Kai Havertz also expected to sign imminently
Bennacer would be a good replacement for French superstar Ngolo Kante with both players having similar attributes. Bennacer was named the player of the tournament at the 2019 African Nations Cup and has the potentials to succeed in England. It would be interesting to see how this news develops in the coming days.