MAD FOR HIM CHELSEA have made PSV Eindhoven an offer to sign winger Noni Madueke, according to reports.
Talks began earlier this week with the Dutch club informing Chelsea Madueke is not for sale.
Chelsea have bid £27million to sign Noni Madueke
But that has not deterred Chelsea from making a bid worth £27million, report ESPN, hours before the Blues had a £97m offer for Mykhailo Mudryk accepted.
Graham Potter is believed to be a big fan of Madueke and first registered an interest in the wonderkid while he was at Brighton.
Chelsea technical director Christopher Vivell also tried to sign the former Tottenham youngster while he worked for RB Leipzig.
PSV are reluctant to let the 20-year-old leave after selling prized asset Cody Gakpo to Liverpool earlier this month for £37m.
Manager Ruud van Nistelrooy is hoping to hold onto Madueke but accepts he might leave this month.
He said: “I know of the interest in Noni.
“I’d rather not have that, but it’s not something I decide. The fact that there’s a lot of interest in him is of course due to his quality and his performances. But I do find it worrying.
“We will certainly do everything we can [to keep him.] But you also know that things can change real quick if the interest heats up.
“As a club, you’ve got to be ready and have replacements lined up because if he leaves it would mean that we lose another player this winter.
“I’ve already indicated earlier what my wish was: that no player would leave in the winter break. That also applied to Gakpo and that applies to every player. As a coach, you just want to keep your best players, that’s clear.
“But there can also be situations like with Cody [Gakpo], where a certain type of club comes with a certain offer. Then it might be that it’s no longer possible to stop the deal from taking place. I hope that’s not going to be the scenario this time, but I can not exclude it.”