RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konate only favors to move to Chelsea this summer.
Many Premier League teams are keen on the promising defender with Arsenal and Liverpool also monitoring the situation closely.
But Chelsea have joined the race for Konate and hold an advantage over their rivals due to an existing connection they have with the player.
BILD has it that a member of Blues boss Thomas Tuchel’s staff – assistant coach Zsolt Low – knows Konate personally.
Zsolt was as an assistant at Leipzig for three years and saw Konate’s debut season in Germany after he arrived from Sochaux in 2017.
Though Zsolt left to join Tuchel’s team at Paris Saint-Germain in 2018, he remains in contact with Konate