Chelsea have made an official approach to negotiate the transfer of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
According to Calciomercato.com, the Blues made contact with the player's agent, Mino Raiola, to discuss the possibility of improving the player's salary.
The Frenchman is available on the market for £71m with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain also interested in making a move.
He is expected to stay with the Serie A champions after coach Massimiliano Allegri made it clear that there is no need to sell the talented midfielder.
"The club has no reason to sell [Paul] Pogba", Allegri told Sky Sport Italy.
"But it is clear it also depends on what the player wants.
"I have already spoken with him and his desire is to stay.
"He is young, he needs to stay at Juventus to improve his game. Juventus is one of the best clubs in Europe and he has to have the right motivation to have another good season."