'Be a class signing': Some Chelsea fans like 24-year-old the Blues are reportedly tracking

Plenty of Chelsea supporters on social media were made up over the latest transfer update tying them to Atalanta’s Joakim Maehle.

A report from Tutto Atalanta suggested that Maehle had whipped up plenty of attention following his displays for Denmark at the European Championships.

He is currently on two goals from four starts, both as a left-wing back.

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The 24-year-old netted against Russia and Wales in the previous knockout round victory.

Chelsea and Inter Milan are said to be the clubs most heavily invested in his progression.

Blues fans were pretty pleased with this link and presented this as a likeable option in the summer window.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

Make room for Maehle?

Roman Abramovich is still pretty insistent on signing a new striker ahead of next season.

Acquiring another centre-back could also be on the cards.

But the saga involving Achraf Hakimi also indicates that a right-sided player is part of the shopping list.

Which is where Maehle may come into the equation.

For Atalanta, the Dane plays as a right-wing back, the opposite side to where he features on international duty.

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Thomas Tuchel currently has a couple of options at wing-back, but they could easily decrease in the next few months.

Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri have both been tipped for a move away, leaving Ben Chilwell potentially as the last leftie.

Maehle has the versatility to feature on either flank, something of a manager’s dream.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.