CHELSEA tried to sign Fiorentina star Sofyan Amrabat on deadline day, reports suggest.
The Blues had a very busy January transfer window that saw them spend a whopping £326million on eight signings.
In fact, the West Londoners spent as much this month as the entire Premier League did in January 2022.
According to El Chringuito, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly tried another ambitious bid last Tuesday as he targeted Amrabat.
The midfielder has put together a number of impressive performances in Serie A.
The 26-year-old was also instrumental during the 2022 World Cup when Morocco became the first ever African nation to make it to the competition’s semi-finals.
The Moroccan star has attracted plenty of interest, with the likes of Barcelona and Liverpool leading the pack.
However, Fiorentina rejected multiple bids for Amrabat as they insisted he was not for sale.
That is despite the versatile midfielder strongly suggesting he wanted to leave with a cryptic post on deadline day.
Chelsea ultimately made a sensational last-gasp swoop for Enzo Fernandez.
Graham Potter’s side landed Fernandez for a British record £107m after finally reaching an agreement with Benfica.
Amrabat stayed at Fiorentina, but could attract interest again in the summer transfer window.
The ex-Club Brugge star has amassed a total of 84 appearances ever since his arrival at the Artemio Franchi in 2020.