Chelsea should hijack reported interest in defender Alejandro Grimaldo
Chelsea need to consider a long-term solution at left-back, as both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri have fallen short of the level required at Stamford Bridge during parts of the season.
Blues manager Maurizio Sarri could do with a quality full-back added to his squad in the summer and he should be drawing up potential targets for next season.
The West London club should turn their attention to Benfica defender Alejandro Grimaldo, who would be an ideal fit for Sarri.
According to Mundo Deportivo, there is a hunt ongoing for the 23-year-old ahead of the summer transfer window.
The report details that Arsenal and Atletico Madrid are considered frontrunners for the Benfica left-back, while Manchester City, Napoli and Inter Milan are mentioned as potential suitors.
Chelsea should throw their name into the hat for the left-sided flyer, as he’s been performing well in the Portuguese league and has immense potential.
The Spaniard is a left-back by trade and is most renowned for his overlapping attacking runs from full-back.
He’s scored five goals and supplied five assists in 34 appearances across all competitions this season from defence, which is why he appears to be such an in-demand talent.
Grimaldo is the epitome of a modern day full-back and Chelsea should consider splashing out on him.