Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is reportedly a target for Burnley this summer.
According to claims from The Daily Star, the promising centre-back has emerged as a player who Clarets boss Sean Dyche is keen to recruit.
Tomori spent the duration of last season away from Stamford Bridge on a loan deal. He played under new Blues manager Frank Lampard at Derby County, where he enjoyed a strong campaign.
The England Under-21 international helped the Rams to the final of the play-offs but could not aid them at the final hurdle as Aston Villa secured promotion to the Premier League with a 2-1 win.
However, Tomori could yet be playing his football in the top flight next season, as Burnley plot a move worth a reported £15 million.
Lampard could be keen to keep hold of the Canadian-born youngster following the success the defender enjoyed under his tutelage at Pride Park, but the prospect of regular football elsewhere may be tempting for the 21-year-old.
Why Chelsea should keep hold of Tomori
Tomori, at just 21, has the potential to be the future of Chelsea. He could be in the team’s defence for years and years to come.
Tomori will be one of very few who are accustomed to Lampard’s way of playing. This could be invaluable in the manager’s first season.
Tomori was excellent for Derby last season. He has proved that he is ready for the step up to the Premier League.
David Luiz was not a consistent performer at Chelsea last term. The Brazilian’s decline should present youngsters like Tomori with the chance to take his place.