FORMER Chelsea ace Jeremie Boga is reportedly wanted by Everton in a £35million deal just two years after leaving the Blues for £3.5m.
The Ivory Coast international left Stamford Bridge to join Italian side Sassuolo in 2018.
Sky Sports report Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is keen on bringing the 23-year-old to Goodison Park.
The 61-year-old manager was interested in bringing the winger to Napoli during his time in charge of the club.
But now faces competition from his old employers, with Gennaro Gattuso’s side still in the frame to snap up the former Blues star.
Boga will not come cheap with Serie A outfit Sassuolo expecting a transfer fee of over £35m.
The French-born star has bagged 11 goals and four assists in 34 Serie A appearances so far this season.
The Chelsea academy product’s form has perked the interest of a number of Europe’s top clubs.
But a return to West London is off the cards after the Blues’ buy-back clause was CANCELLED.
Frank Lampard’s side would have had the option to re-sign their former charge for a cut-price £13m before both sides agreed to scrap the agreement.
German clubs Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen have both declared an interest in the player.
Leverkusen could be sounding out Boga as a potential replacement for Kai Havertz who continues to be heavily linked with a move to Chelsea.
It would not be the first time Chelsea have offloaded players on the cheap, only to see other clubs cash in on big-money future deals.
Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku was sold to Everton for £28m in 2014 before Manchester United paid the Merseysiders £75m for his services three years later.
Premier League superstar Kevin De Bruyne was infamously hurried out of Stamford Bridge by Jose Mourinho for £18m in January 2014.
New club Wolfsburg then made a hefty profit on the talismanic midfielder by selling him 18 months later to Man City for £54m where his value has rocketed.
Newly-crowned Premier League champ Mo Salah also played for the Blues before being sold to Roma for around £12m in 2016.
He joined Liverpool a year later for £36m, going on to lift the Champions League with the Reds.