Five players for Chelsea fans to watch at Euro 2020: Including Blues-linked £18m speedster
Chelsea fans, along with football supporters from all over, will be tuning in for this summer’s Euro 2020 competition.
The delayed international tournament begins on Friday night with a match between Turkey and Italy.
As well as numerous Chelsea stars, there will be plenty of the club’s reported transfer targets competing throughout the Euros.
Here is a look at five Blues-linked stars for Chelsea fans to keep a special eye on:
For months, West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice has been a name rumoured alongside Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.
The 22-year-old was previously released by the Blues aged 14. However, he’s gone on his own path to become a Premier League star with London rivals West Ham.
According to the Telegraph in May, Chelsea may revive interest in the £90million-rated ace this summer.
If England are to go deep in the tournament, Rice is likely to play a key role as a main starter. It will be exciting to see if the central midfielder ends up playing alongside Chelsea star and best mate Mason Mount in the Three Lions XI.
Chelsea’s defence went a long way to winning them the Champions League recently. However, they’ll perhaps need centre-back reinforcements if they want to stick with a back three system.
According to the Athletic, Tuchel’s side could turn to Villarreal and Spain centre-half Pau Torres as a potential target this summer.
Apparently, the 24-year-old may be eyed if other targets fall through.
He’s a classy left-footed defender will hope to play a key role for Spain this summer, so is one to watch out for.
Ex-Chelsea forward Romelu is another being heavily linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge.
Eurosport claims the Inter Milan and Belgium 28-year-old centre-forward is wanted, in particular, by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
He scored 30 goals in 44 games across all competition this season for Inter. And it will hardly be a surprise if he’s the talisman that takes Belgium deep into the Euros.
Borussia Dortmund and England attacker Jadon Sancho is one of the amazing talents available to international manager Gareth Southgate.
English audiences would love to see the 21-year-old in the Premier League. However, he’s got a big reputation around him.
According to the Sun, Chelsea are ready to launch an £80million move for the quick right-winger. He scored 16 goals and made 20 assists this season in 38 Dortmund appearances.
If he performs this summer, perhaps it can make up Chelsea minds.
Traore, 25, is certainly included in the Spain squad as a wildcard for Euro 2020.
The £18million Wolves winger is a surprise name being linked with Chelsea this summer, and surely he’ll need a strong competition with Spain to get Blues fans excited about him.
According to the Telegraph, Traore is someone who Tuchel views as a possible option for the right wing-back role.
However, he’s got a tendency to go missing in games.
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