90 minutes they are reporting that chelsea They have started talks with Inter Milan about the possible transfer of Denzel Dumfries.
The source has reported that the Blues have contacted Inter about the Dutch defender. The Nerazzurri are seeking to balance their books and abide by the rules of financial fair play and therefore plan to raise funds this summer. They had hoped to sell Milan Skriniar to Paris Saint-Germain, but talks with the current Ligue 1 champions have made no progress.
Thomas Tuchel is looking to reinvigorate his backline and is considering a cover for Reece James, with Cesar Azpilicueta likely to leave Stamford Bridge this summer. The club captain has been linked with a move to Barcelona, and the London club have identified Dumfries to replace him.
The German tactician has already lost Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger this summer. Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso have also been bribe to leave London.
Simon Izanaghi wants to keep Dumfries, but Milan’s top brass have decided to sacrifice him this summer. Consequently, they have warned Chelsea that they are seeking a sum of 33.5 million pounds sterling (40 million euros) for the defense of him, according to 90 minutes.
Fabricius Romano he has also confirmed that the 26-year-old tops Tuchel’s list this summer.
It is only a matter of time before Azpilicueta sheets London. It will be a big task for Tuchel to replace the Spaniard in his ranks, as he is considered one of the best defenders in the Premier League and is an exceptional leader. Although it is almost impossible to find a player with similar qualities to Azpilicueta, Dumfries is an interesting option.
Reece James will start over with him, yes. But it will be a valuable cover, given the Englishman’s injury problems last season. James has established himself as one of the best right-backs in Europe and he needs protection too. What remains to be seen, however, is whether Chelsea plan to spend £33.5m on a player whose primary role is to serve as a cover for James.
West Londoners are already in talks with brighton by Marc Cucurella and have been told they are prepared to meet his £50m valuation for the Spaniard.
Having said that, it wouldn’t be a bad deal if they go ahead and sign Dumfries. The Dutchman likes to play short passes and gives in to challenges from him. He doesn’t dive into tackles and is exceptional when it comes to aerial duels. He could fit perfectly into Tuchel’s system.