Denzel Dumfries

CHELSEA want to sign Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries as well as Wesley Fofana, according to reports.

And the Blues have already started working on deals for both players.

According to The Athletic, Inter Milan need to sell to raise funds this summer, especially after Milan Skriniar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain fell through.

The 26-year-old right wing-back could provide competition for Reece James.

But with Cesar Azpilicueta potentially leaving, James may be brought into a right centre-back role.

Dumfries joined Inter a year ago after three years with PSV – replacing Achraf Hakimi.

But he could be on the move again this summer if Chelsea and Inter can agree on more business following Romelu Lukaku’s loan to the San Siro.

However, the report adds that Chelsea want Dumfries and Fofana, not just one.

Leicester value their 21-year-old French centre-back at around £85million, the same world-record fee they received for Harry Maguire three years ago.

He has emerged as one of their primary targets as an extra central defender after Thomas Tuchel missed out on Matthijs de Ligt, Nathan Ake and Jules Kounde.

The France Under-21 international has shone for the Foxes in his two years at the club, despite suffering a broken leg in pre-season 12 months ago.

It is thought personal terms could already be agreed with the player – but nothing between the clubs.

Chelsea could try and tempt Leicester to sell for a reduced fee by offering several unwanted players.

But Brendan Rodgers wants a straight-cash deal for their star defender, who signed a new contract until 2027 in March.

PSG are also said to be sniffing around because the Skriniar deal collapsed.

Leicester fans were left panicking when Fofana’s mate posted two photos of ‘Little Wes’ in Chelsea shirts – one real picture of a very young boy and another a photoshopped version in last season’s kit.

New owner Todd Boehly has made two major signings so far this summer by bringing in Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.


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