Chelsea will try to sign versatile French midfielder if they avoid transfer ban

Rennes playmaker Benjamin Bourigeaud is a man in demand during the summer transfer window, with Chelsea reportedly keen on to join Premier League rivals Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham in the race to secure his services for the 25-year-old, however, their transfer ban could see them to try and lure him at Stamford Bridge next summer if they won’t be to avoid the FIFA sanction.

The player has found back of the net six times and provided a further five assists in the French top flight last campaign, which has caused his parent team to place an £18 million transfer tag on the playmaker.

La Liga side Sevilla have already had an £11m bid for the player rejected this summer, with Rennes deeming the offer not acceptable.

The creative playmaker is also on the radar of Serie A champions Juventus, AS Roma and Napoli according to the Express, and with the Blues yet to resolve their transfer ban situation it will be tough for them to lure 25-year-old midfielder at Stamford Bridge.

The West London club will look to add depth to their team this summer if they somehow manage to avoid a two-window transfer ban this summer.

And with Belgian superstar, Eden Hazard departed for Real Madrid, a new source of creativity is on demand for the Blues, so Bourigeaud could well be the man who could fit in the Blues starting XI immediately