Is Chelsea’s defensive target Dael Fry worth chasing? - The Chelsea Chronicle

Is Chelsea’s defensive target Dael Fry worth chasing?

Chelsea are reportedly keeping an eye on Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry alongside a host of top-flight clubs.

According to TEAMtalk, the Blues are monitoring the Championship centre-back and are not alone in their interest.

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It is understood that Tottenham, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Scottish champions Celtic are also keeping tabs on the 21-year-old.

The report details that Boro are reluctant to lose their powerhouse defender and academy product, but should Chelsea consider tempting him away to Stamford Bridge with a big-money move?

Fry is a no-nonsense defender that has managed to break into the side and looks rock solid at Championship level.

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He is a towering centre-back that is a regular for England’s Under-21s side, where he is dominant in the air and also smart with the ball at his feet.

The Boro defender is certainly not a high-profile target, but could he be the next Gary Cahill at Chelsea if given the chance?

Cahill, 32, has slipped outside of the side under Maurizio Sarri this term, but he has been a brilliant servant at Stamford Bridge.

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He has won seven major trophies since he joined from Bolton back in 2012, including two Premier League titles and the famous Champions League.

The Blues faithful have adored the defender for his consistency at the back and his willingness to put his body on the line.

There are similarities between the English pair of Cahill and Fry in terms of their imposing style, which is why the latter could be a potential natural heir.

Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.