Chelsea are keen on the idea of signing Oleksandr Zinchenko and have added him to a wishlist, which already consists of Manchester City stars Raheem Sterling and Nathan Ake.
The 25-year-old suffered heartbreak earlier this month, as Ukraine failed to make the World Cup in November following their 1-0 loss to Wales.
It has been an emotional year for Zinchenko, due to the whole situation at his home. He has still managed to have a successful season on the pitch at the Etihad, winning the Premier League for the fourth time.
With numerous departures at Stamford Bridge still likely to come, potentially including left-backs Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta, a full-back is needed. Ben Chilwell's long-term injury solidifies this and shows that even just a backup has to be brought in.
According to reports, Zinchenko could be allowed to leave if Manchester City pursue a move for Brighton's Marc Cucurella.
The full-back made 28 appearances in all competitions last term. He could seek first-team football, with Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo ahead of him in the pecking order as things stand.
Zinchenko joined the club back in 2016 for a fee in the region of £1.6 million, and his contract expires in the summer of 2024.