Chelsea are said to have made an improved £9million offer for highly rated Racing Genk winger Kevin De Bruyne according to the London Metro.
The bid comes soon after a failed £5.3million approach was tabled in an attempt to land the 19-year-old starlet who is tipped for an exciting future.
With the Blues currently without a manager following the recent sacking of Carlo Ancelotti, it is thought that Roman Abramovich is behind the improved terms on offer to the Belgian outfit in an attempt to bring the exciting youngster to Stamford Bridge.
Orders from the top of the Chelsea dictatorship have urged the club to rethink its transfer policy, by getting rid of the 'dead wood' and placing more of an emphasis on recruiting up-and-coming talent to benefit the long-term future of the club.
De Bruyne certainly fits into that categorically, with the young Belgian starlet having seen his stock rise even further after an impressive season for Genk.
He is also rumoured to have caught the attention of another Belgian-based club Anderlecht - with a three-way club deal involving another Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku in a player-plus-cash deal.
Abramovich and the Blues would retain ownership of both Lukaku and De Bruyne, but with a view to loaning the latter back to Anderlecht for the next two seasons.
Whilst speculation continues to circulate over who will be the next person to take the Chelsea managerial hotseat, whoever it is will certainly be encouraged by the Blues’ intentions to recruit some of the brightest young players that Europe has to offer.