The website claim that the Blues are the team most interested in signing the 21-year-old, with Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Sassuolo also said to be in the frame.
Whether Kapacak is being lined up to become part of Thomas Tuchel’s first-team setup, it is doubtful. The Turkish Under 21 international had an excellent season for Bursaspor, scoring seven goals and providing seven assists in 32 league appearances, but they are hardly numbers that would suggest he could become an integral player for the Blues.
Chelsea do have a tendency to sign up young talent before immediately sending them back out on loan to continue their development. One of the more recent examples is Mario Pasalic, who joined from Hajduk Split in 2014 but he was sold last summer to Atalanta for £13m, without playing a game for the London club.
The former BBC reporter claims the Citizens are very much still in the race for the 24-year-old, who is believed to have an £80m price tag:
“Grealish would be happy to move onto a Champions League club this summer.”@David_Ornstein and @markchapman talk Grealish, Arsenal post-Sanllehi, Ozil and how #MUFC become ‘winners’.
Manager Pep Guardiola has never hidden his admiration for Grealish, but while the player could well be on the club’s radar, a move this summer does appear unlikely.
Reports suggest that City are not actively looking to sign a midfielder, despite the departure of David Silva, with the major focus being on signing a new centre-back and a striker.
There may be some concern that United could step in and make their own move for Grealish but, as things stand, it looks like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are solely focused on getting a deal over the line for Jadon Sancho, rather than looking at other transfer targets.