Chelsea are in the frame for Dynamo Kiev for star Andriy Yarmolenko.
The Daily Star says Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has started talks to seal a deal with Dynamo Kiev for Yarmolenko.
Potters boss Mark Hughes has stepped into the race and is willing to pay £12m.
The Ukraine international is ready for a switch to England and the Blues owner has moved to cut out the competition by sounding out Kiev over the details.
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