Chelsea are reportedly prepared to activate Tyler Adams’ £20 million release clause in his contract at Leeds United.
The 24-year-old joined the Whites from RB Leipzig in a deal worth around £20m last summer.
He made a positive start to life in the English top flight, starting 24 of their first 27 Premier League matches.
But a hamstring injury in March forced him to sit out the remainder of the campaign as Leeds were relegated to the Championship.
The United States international is unlikely to play for the Yorkshire club in the second tier, with several top-flight clubs keen to secure his signature.
Aston Villa, Everton, Nottingham Forest and Brighton & Hove Albion have been linked with a move but the 24-year-old prefers a move to Chelsea.
And the Blues are also ready to sign Adams by triggering his £20m relegation clause in his contract at Elland Road, per the Daily Mail.
But a move for the American is unlikely to end their pursuit of Brighton star Moises Caicedo.
The Blues have had several bids rejected for the Ecuadorian, with their latest offer reaching £80m.
The Seagulls are demanding a whopping £100m to let their prized asset leave.
Chelsea have signed Christopher Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson, Angelo Gabriel, Lesley Ugochukwu and Alex Disasi in the 2023 transfer window.
They are expected to make a few more additions before the window closes on September 1.
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