According to reports, Chelsea is still reportedly interested in Inter Milan wingback Denzel Dumfries.
The Italian powerhouses need to offload players this summer, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, and their anticipated transfer of Milan Skriniar appears to have fallen through.
Dumfries made an impression as a versatile offensive force in Serie A last season, collecting five goals and five assists in just 21 games.
He also attracted attention during the postponed Euro 2020 campaign, despite the disappointing nature of Netherlands’ overall campaign.
The 26-year-old had previously been linked with a transfer to England, but Rafa Benitez, the manager at the time, turned down Everton’s interest in the Dutchman.
However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Blues have continued to pursue him this summer, suggesting that they would be willing to take things a step further.
The last five weeks of the transfer window are anticipated to be hectic for the Blues since Thomas Tuchel has been emphatic about the desire to add additional top-tier players this summer.
Chelsea monitors Dumfries’ progress
Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly have already been signed by the club, but Jules Kounde may be set to slip through their fingers after Barcelona allegedly agreed to personal terms with the Frenchman.
Although it may appear on paper that Dumfries’ addition would provide the competition in one of the few places where they don’t need it, his attacking skills might allow him to effectively play the right wing-back position.
Reece James may take on a center-back position as a result, which is where Chelsea is currently lacking. The club will need to enter the market again before the start of the season because the Kounde discussions have failed.
If a deal to sign the Sevilla defender fell through, the club was said to have Josko Gvardiol in mind. The Premier League season is quickly coming, therefore the Blues should try to move quickly despite the assertion that it would take a substantial price to allow him to leave RB Leipzig.