Not Neres: Serie A giants join Chelsea in chase for Eredivisie wonderkid

Chelsea will face tough competition from the Serie A giants AS Roma in their pursuit of Ajax versatile midfielder Donny van de Beek, According to recent reports from the Dutch media.

A Dutch football magazine Voetbal International reports that Giallorossi are keen to snap up the exciting young Dutch midfielder, who has been impressing with Ajax this campaign.

Van de Beek has been connected with a move to Chelsea as a result of some eye-catching performances in the Champions League for the Dutch club.

The star is under contract with Ajax until June of 2022 and interest is expected to rise as Donny continues to break through with the Eredivisie outfit.

Previous reports have suggested that the west London giants have the player earmarked as a possible replacement for Cesc Fabregas, with doubts over the immediate future of the Spaniard.

The former Barcelona central midfielder is yet to sign a new contract at the club and is attracting interest from clubs both in Serie A and in the MLS.

This season, in all competitions, the highly-rated midfielder has made 17 appearances, netted 4 goals and provided one assist.