Chelsea want blisteringly quick wide man this summer – report

Chelsea have been absolutely flying this season but will surely be bolstering their squad further this summer.

And the latest news cycle brings speculation about a very exciting player potentially joining Chelsea.

Monaco have been one of the most exciting surprise packages in Europe this term with their expansive and almost reckless attacking style.

And one of the key components of their brilliance has been Benjamin Mendy.

The flying full back has been on top form and has drawn interest from some of the elite clubs in Europe with The Daily Mirror reporting:

Chelsea poised to fight Manchester City and Liverpool over transfer of Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy

Mendy was only signed by Monaco last summer for 13M GBP and the report suggests that can expect to at least double their money if they allow the player to leave.

The Frenchman who made his debut for France this year, has had a superb season with Monaco playing 33 times and scoring one goal.

He’s a solid and dutiful defender but it’s moving forward where he really comes into his own.

Mendy is quick, athletic and puts in a consistently brilliant cross.

With Chelsea using the 3-4-3 and wing backs with such success this season it’s easy to see why they would be keen on Mendy.

Indeed, the 23-year-old looks absolutely tailor made for Antonio Conte’s preferred system and he would be a bargain even at around 26m GBP.

Chelsea fans: would he be the perfect addition to the squad?