Reports suggest that Chelsea could agree a deal for Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries shortly.
According to The Athletic, the Nerazzurri’s need to raise funds this summerI could see them watching the sale from the back before the window closed.
With just days to go before the start of the Premier League season, the club are looking to continue to strengthen their defense which has been depleted over the summer.
Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have both refused to sign new deals to stay at Stamford Bridge, while Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso are both heavily rumored to complete their return to Spain before the end of this month.
With that, the club should ideally strengthen down the line, despite signing Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.
Chelsea could soon sign Dumfries
The club are now stepping up their interests, highlighting Dumfries as a figure they can bring in quickly.
Athletic claim it could also help give them cover in the bottom threewith Thomas Tuchel keen to use James in that position against stronger opponents.
Dumfries has shown he has the physical qualities to play in that desired winger role in England, having emerged as a brilliant option in Serie A.
His career claim to fame so far has been a flawless Euro 2020 campaign with the Netherlands, where the pundit Ally McCoist described it as “incredible”.
The Blues are set to get an option at the other side of the defence, having agreed personal terms with Marc Cucurella over a potential deal to move to west London.
The change now hinges on the Blues agreeing a fee with Brighton for the Spaniard, although they are likely to be encouraged to do so by news that Manchester City are at a critical point in their own bid to sign him.