Antonio Conte is reportedly keeping tabs on Genoa wonderkid Pietro Pellegri.
The striker, 16, reduced his father to tears with a double against Lazio at the weekend.
Dad Marco, Genoa’s assistant boss, was spotted blubbing in the dugout after his lad set a Serie A record by becoming the youngest player to net a double.
And, according to Secolo XIX, Conte is keen to bring Pellegri to the Chelsea.
The youngster is already six-foot-three and his physical development suggests he may be ready to deal with the rigours of English top-flight action.
But Pellegri may prove hard to prise away from his boyhood club.
The player is a lifelong fan of his club, with his father once declaring: “The day Pietro steps out at Marassi wearing a Genoa shirt I can go ahead and die, because it will mean that I have seen everything.”
He made his debut for the Grifone away at Torino in December 2016, aged just 15 years and 280 days.
But it was the final day of last season that he shot to prominence by gatecrashing Francesco Totti’s Roma farewell party.
Pellegri became the youngest-ever Serie A scorer when he netted in the game on his first professional start.
It saw him become the first player born in 2001 to score in Italy’s top flight — weeks after Moise Kean had become the first class of 2000 goal-getter.
Genoa, who lost star striker Giovanni Simeone to Fiorentina, have picked up just one point from their opening four games.
But, being a main striker light, Pellegri can expect to start plenty of games throughout the season.