Chelsea are now getting ready to try sign Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi this summer.

That is according to well-respected journalist Simon Phillips.

Phillips has reported on his Substack that a move for Marc Guehi is currently ‘being prepared’ by Chelsea.

The Blues sold the talented centre-half to Crystal Palace in 2021, but it sounds like they’re stepping up attempts to bring him back to Stamford Bridge.

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There’s been some speculation recently suggesting Chelsea could be trying to re-sign Guehi in this transfer window.

The Daily Mail claimed earlier this month that Chelsea are considering a move for the £60million-rated Palace centre-back following a serious injury to Blues star Wesley Fofana in pre-season.

Guehi, who’s now a senior England international, is growing into one of the best young defenders across the Premier League.

The 23-year-old is a powerful centre-back with pace and strength, which he combines with great maturity for someone his age.

Goalkeeper Josef Bursik, who played alongside Guehi for England’s Under-21s, was extremely positive about him a couple of years ago. In fact, he described him as “massive” and a “brick wall” on England’s Twitter account.

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In our view, Chelsea’s interest in Guehi seems fairly pointless. We’re certainly worried to hear the club are now preparing an actual move.

He’s a quality player with big potential and £60million for him could be a calculated gamble for a lot of top clubs.

However, Chelsea are stacked in the centre-back department, even without injured star Wesley Fofana for the foreseeable future.

We would rather the club not splash another £60million on someone not guaranteed to start games.

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