Blues boss Antonio Conte has noted the Ascoli teenager’s potential and is hoping to reach an agreement during the January transfer window

Chelsea have lodged a £5 million bid for Ascoli winger Riccardo Orsolini, according to SportItalia.

The 19-year-old has been catching the eye in Serie B this season, netting four times in 20 appearances.

His potential has been spotted by leading clubs across Europe, with a scramble for his signature expected to be sparked in January.

Chelsea are hoping to lead the way by making an early approach, with the Blues’ Italian coach Antonio Conte looking to a market he knows well for creative reinforcements that can aid his cause in the present and future.


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