Chelsea to ramp up Denzel Dumfries transfer talks with Thomas Tuchel targeting Inter Milan star to fill full-back void
CHELSEA are set to hold transfer talks with Inter Milan over right-back Denzel Dunfries in the coming days, according to reports.
The Blues are looking to bolster boss Thomas Tuchel’s defensive line this summer following a number of high profile exits.
Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have left the club for LaLiga to play for Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.
And they may not be the only defenders to walk out the door at Stamford Bridge with club captain Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso and Malang Sarr all wanted in transfers.
According to a report from la Repubblica, Dumfries is the man Tuchel would like to bring to West London to soften the blow of outgoing transfers.
Chelsea will hold a meeting on Thursday with the representatives of Inter to progress talks for the former PSV star.
The Nerazzurri have asked for a transfer fee of around £29.3million, with the Blues’ last bid of £20.9m falling short.
Dumfries, 26, is bound to the San Siro club Inter until the summer of 2025.
However, Inter need funds which could work in Chelsea’s favour.
Dumfries may not be the only full-back to join Chelsea in the coming days or weeks.
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Brighton’s Marc Cucurella is subject to heavy transfer interest.
The Spaniard was linked with a move to Premier League champions Manchester City.
However, the Sky Blues were reluctant to meet Brighton’s high asking price for the left-back.
And Chelsea have seemingly stolen a march on their rivals by agreeing an eye-watering £52.5m deal for Cucurella.