Blues take an interest in United target.
Chelsea are believed to be preparing their own move for Southampton star Nathaniel Clyne this summer and will go up against Manchester United for his signature, according to the Metro.
The young full-back has recently been linked with a move to Old Trafford, having caught Louis Van Gaal’s eye with a string of fine performances this term.
However, the Red Devils may have their work cut out for them if they still harbour plans to snap him up after it emerged that Chelsea are keeping a close watch on his form, too.
Southampton are hoping to convince the 23-year-old to sign a new deal with them, but Chelsea and United are hoping to take advantage of the delay for their own gain.
The Saints are also hoping to keep a hold of their key men after losing so many last summer.