Chelsea and Manchester United face competition for the signature of Geoffrey Kondogbia, according to reports.

The 20-year-old Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move away from Sevilla, and TalkSPORT now claims that Italian giants AC Milan are lining up a move for the player.

Kondogbia has been earning rave reviews in Spain, where he has been compared to former Chelsea star Claude Makelele for his ability in the defensive midfield position.

The French U20 international joined Los Rojiblancos from Lens last summer, and was a regular for Unai Emery’s side during a relatively unsuccessful campaign.

And, it’s alerted a number of top managers, with Jose Mourinho facing a battle to bring the player to Stamford Bridge.

The radio station claims Chelsea may ‘usurp’ their rivals however, with the potential to beat Milan to the punch as the Serie ‘A’ side are unwilling to bid until they reach the Champions League proper.

Manchester United, meanwhile, have been linked with a move for several weeks, with Metro reporting at the end of June that David Moyes had opened talks with the player’s club over a £15million move.

The Red Devils lack a defensive midfielder, and Kondogbia would be an ideal addition at Old Trafford.

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