Chelsea have turned down a £20million offer from Crystal Palace for full-back Reece James, according to reports.
The Eagles are looking for a replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who left the club to join Manchester United in a £50million deal in June.
And the Daily Star report that the Selhurst Park outfit are keen to sign another young Englishman in the shape of James.
The 19-year-old excelled during his loan spell at Wigan Athletic last term, winning the club’s Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Goal of the Season awards in a campaign where he was also named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year.
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