Monaco manager Philippe Clement has warned Chelsea that other clubs are interested in signing centre-back Benoit Badiashile.
Chelsea are in talks with Monaco over a move for the 21-year-old France international and are willing to pay €35 million (£31m/$37m) to secure his services.
“I don’t think there is only one club that has approached Benoit Badiashile,” the Monaco boss told reporters.
“It’s not just Chelsea. There has been a lot of interest in several of our players over the past six months. This is also the case with Benoît.”
Chelsea have already confirmed the signing of David Datro Fofana from Molde and are also in talks with Benfica for the transfer of Argentina World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez.
Meanwhile, former Premier League forward Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez is a “decent” young player but not worth the £105million price tag that Chelsea are reportedly willing to pay.
“Watching him, he looked so composed, didn’t he? In such big games [in the World Cup] and [was] always getting on the ball,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT.
“[He was] something they missed out on in the first couple of games, Argentina.
“But £105m? I don’t think you can pay that off a World Cup.
“I don’t think he was outstanding if that makes sense. I think he looked nice on the ball, he’s aggressive and did well for the team.
“He’s a decent player, but…
“Maybe it’s the age. When players are so young… He’s 21. And Chelsea, yeah, they’re desperate [for a new midfielder]
“But for me, I wouldn’t pay.”