Chelsea are reportedly looking to oust former Manchester United youth player Daisy Sotona.
The Telegraph claims Thomas Tuchel’s side were interested in signing the Speed Demon from Nice last summer.
Sotona, 19, took a flight at United when he became their fastest player with an impressive top speed of 22.9mph.
But despite being set for a bright future at Old Trafford, Sotona stepped down for French side OGC Nice in October 2020.
But he is now set to return to England after failing to break into the first team and is believed to be in pole position at Chelsea.
The Blues are in the market for a new forward in their squad and it is now believed that a January transfer is close in talks.
And Chelsea will be keen to use their momentum in their bid to get their game back on track.
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It is believed that Sotona was highly thought of during his time at United, which impressed youth coaches and fans with his pace.
And he surprised the previous team by defeating Diogo Dalot, Dan James and Marcus Rashford in a speed test two years ago.
Hailing from the Republic of Ireland, Sotona is most comfortable as a left winger or forward.
But he could also provide cover on the left wing-back in Tuchel’s five-defender system if needed.
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