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Chelsea ‘to rival Manchester United in the race to sign sign Inter Milan star Denzel Dumfries’

Chelsea ‘compete with Manchester United in race to sign Inter Milan star Denzel Dumfries’ with Thomas Tuchel’s side ‘planned to make £21m offer’ to bring fullback to Stamford Bridge

  • Chelsea want to strengthen their defensive options next season
  • They are ready to join Manchester United in the race to sign Denzel Dumfries
  • Their pursuit may be spurred by Inter Milan’s interest in Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea are reportedly set to join Manchester United in the race to sign Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries this summer.

La Gazetta dello Sport have reported that Thomas Tuchel’s side has expressed interest in the 26-year-old and could make a £21 million bid.

The report adds that Chelsea’s hunt for Dumfries could be aided by Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan.

Chelsea have joined Manchester United in the race to take over Denzel Dumfries from Inter Milan

Chelsea have joined Manchester United in the race to take over Denzel Dumfries from Inter Milan

Thomas Tuchel wants to strengthen his defensive options for the next competition season

Thomas Tuchel wants to strengthen his defensive options for the next competition season

The Blues are looking to bolster their defenses after the loss of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, with Marcos Alonso’s future at the club also in doubt.

Lukaku, meanwhile, has struggled since returning to Stamford Bridge for £98million last summer.

There are reports that Lukaku could return to the San Siro, and Chelsea’s hunt for Dumfries could be given a boost if the Belgian striker heads the other way.

Dumfries impressed in his first season at Inter after he switched from PSV Eindhoven

Dumfries impressed in his first season at Inter after he switched from PSV Eindhoven

Chelsea's hunt for Dumfries could be boosted by Inter Milan's interest in Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea’s hunt for Dumfries could be boosted by Inter Milan’s interest in Romelu Lukaku

Since signing for the Italian giants last summer, Dumfries has made 33 league appearances in Serie A.

Last season he won the Italian Cup and the equivalent of the Community Shield – the Supercoppa Italiana.

Manchester United would also like to sign Dumfries, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka struggled last season before eventually losing his starting spot on the team.

Erik ten Hag is impressed by Dumfries' performance at Inter Milan last year

Erik ten Hag is impressed with Dumfries’ performance at Inter Milan last year

United manager Erik ten Hag has been impressed with Dumfries’ performance since he switched from PSV Eindhoven to Inter Milan last year.

Inter have had a history of letting top quality right-backs go in recent years, having let Achraf Hakimi leave for PSG for £59.85 million last summer and failing to make Joao Cancelo’s successful loan spell from Valencia in 2018 permanent.

Dumfries, who scored five goals and provided seven assists last season, will be with Inter Milan until 2025.



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