Chelsea are monitoring highly-rated Saint-Etienne teenager Lucas Gourna-Douath, according to reports.
With Les Verts needing to raise funds this summer, their latest hot prospect could be sold for around £22million.
Gourna-Douath has attracted interest from Stamford Bridge – but the Blues will face stern competition from Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and AC Milan for his signature, according to Goal.
The 17-year-old was handed his Saint-Etienne debut by Puel back in September and hasn’t looked back – becoming a regular in the Frenchman’s matchday squad.
Gourna-Douath played the full 90 minutes against PSG back in January, in what was Mauricio Pochettino’s first game in charge of the Ligue 1 champions.
And he impressed enough in the 1-1 draw to warrant their interest.
Although more of a defensive midfielder, Gourna-Douath has drawn comparisons with Paul Pogba in some quarters.
The France Under-17s captain spent his Under-14s season playing for US Torcy, a club that the Manchester United star also represented as a youngster.