Chelsea interested in signing Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu

Chelsea are making an effort to sign Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu this summer, Turkish journalist Yagiz Sabuncuoglu claims.

Kokcu has been on the radar of several Premier League clubs, and he has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Everton.

It has now emerged that the Blues have entered the pursuit of the midfielder and are utilising the services of Didier Drogba to convince him.

The Blues legend recently held talks with the family of the Turkey international regarding the prospect of joining the west London giants.

Sportslens view:

Kokcu was heavily linked with the Gunners last year before putting pen-to-paper on a new long-term contract with Feyenoord.

The 20-year-old had an injury-plagued 2020/21 season but fared decently with three goals and three assists from 22 league games.

The central midfielder is highly regarded by several clubs, and the Blues appear determined to win the race for his signature.

The Blues are loaded with options in midfield with N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Billy Gilmour to choose from.

The futures of Ethan Ampadu, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley also need to be decided after recent loan stints.

If Kokcu joins the club, there is a high possibility that he could be loaned out next season to gain first-team experience.

He is valued at £10.8 million by Transfermarkt, but Feyenoord will hope to secure a higher fee if there is a bidding war.

Kokcu could be in action for Turkey tonight when they take on Italy in the opening group stage game of Euro 2020.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com

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