Chelsea have held talks with Everton over the availability of 27-year-old midfielder Idrissa Gueye, according to reports.
Premier League champions are in pole position to sign Romelu Lukaku and are trying to convince Koeman to lower their asking price for Belgian finisher.
However, Antonio Conte’s side have used talks over Belgian forward to enquire about his teammate at Goodison Idrissa Gueye, according to Bleacher Report.
Italian manager wants to increase competition for last season’s PFA Player of the Year, N’Golo Kante, who has played a vital role for Chelsea’s title-winning campaign.
However, the Merseyside Blues are unwilling to listen to offers for the Senegalese international midfielder and have told Chelsea that he is not for sale.
The 27-year-old anchorman has moved to Goodison Park last summer from Aston Villa and since then he became a key player for Roland Koeman making 36 Premier League appearances.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have been given fresh hope in their pursuit of signing Italian superstar Marco Verratti after the midfielder’s agent told PSG that only money couldn’t stop his client to leave the club.
Back in May reports claimed that Chelsea had submitted a £55m offer for the Italian playmaker, who is one of Antonio Conte’s favourite players.
However, Premier League champions are facing strong competition from Juventus and La Liga giants Barcelona for Italian star