'Would love him': Some Chelsea fans react as Blues reportedly want to sign £119k-a-week PL star

Chelsea are reportedly keen on the idea of swooping for Everton defender Lucas Digne in the New Year – and some Blues fans on Twitter have given a huge thumbs up regarding the transfer speculation.

The Sunday Mirror reports that Thomas Tuchel’s side have entered the race for the £119,000-a-week Everton left-back.

It is explained that Chelsea, Newcastle United and Leicester City are all lining up a move to sign the 28-year-old when the January transfer window opens next month.

This comes after his recent omission from the Everton squad by Toffees manager Rafael Benitez.

Digne’s arguably been the most consistent performer in recent seasons for Everton, but he’s just fallen out of favour with Benitez.

He’s a set-piece specialist with a dangerous left foot and he can whip in a great cross. Also, he’s aggressive with his defending out of possession and reliable at the back.

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Chelsea fans beg for Digne deal

A selection of Blues supporters on social media insist it’s a no-brainer to try get Digne from Premier League rivals Everton.

If he signed next month, the full-back could rival Marcos Alonso for the left wing-back position during the absence of injured star Ben Chilwell. However, it’s unlikely you could keep all three in the long-term.

In fairness, it’ll be interesting to see if cash-rich Newcastle can tempt a high-profile player like Digne to St James’ Park when they are in the thick of a relegation battle. Meanwhile, alternative suitors Leicester do still have some form of European football to offer with the UEFA Conference League.

There is a feeling among some of the Chelsea fanbase that they can’t miss out on Digne, though:

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