'Chelsea Make Offer For Çalhanoglu'

Chelsea have launched a transfer bid for Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Çalhanoglu, according to reports.

It's understood Antonio Conte is in the market for an attacking midfielder after Oscar completed a move to Chinese outfit Shanghai SIPG.

Turkish-Football suggest the Blues have made a surprise January bid for Çalhanoglu, with Conte increasingly keen on bringing the 22-year-old free kick specialist to Stamford Bridge.

Last month, Chelsea were watching the highly-rated Turkey international, who has been Leverkusen's standout player this term, and he greatly impressed club scouts.