Chelsea FC ramp up efforts to sign 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen star – report

Chelsea FC are stepping up their bid to sign Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen this summer, according to reports

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Chelsea FC have stepped up their efforts to sign Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen this summer, according to reports in the British media.

Metro is reporting that the Blues are keen on a deal to bring the 20-year-old to Stamford Bridge this summer as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of next season.

The same report says that Bailey is being tracked by a number of Premier League clubs after his impressive campaign in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen.

The 20-year-old netted nine goals and made six assists in 30 Bundesliga games for the German side this season.

According to the same story, Manchester City were keen on a move to sign Bailey, but the Citizens are now closing in on a deal for Riyad Mahrez, and that could open the door for Chelsea FC to conclude a deal for Bailey.

Chelsea FC are likely to be on the lookout for a number of signings this summer as they look to assemble a squad capable of winning the Premier League next season.

The Blues ended up fifth in the Premier League table this season as they missed out on a spot in the Champions League for next term.

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