Chelsea are interested in signing Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi this summer.
That is according to a report from The Guardian.
They claim that the Blues hold an interest in Marc Guehi, 23, who they actually sold to Palace two years. Now, Chelsea could be keen on re-signing their former academy graduate.
It is explained that Mauricio Pochettino’s side may be forced into signing a new centre-back in this transfer window after their star Wesley Fofana underwent surgery on a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The report adds that Palace would demand to make a sizable profit on the £18million they paid for Guehi two years ago amid interest from both Tottenham and Arsenal.
Incidentally, Chelsea do have the right to match any bids from other clubs.
Guehi has established himself as a really dependable centre-half in the Premier League during the past couple of years. In particular, his partnership at Selhurst Park alongside Palace defender Joachim Andersen has been impressive.
We certainly remember some mild frustration when Chelsea decided to sell Guehi to London rivals Palace, which is something that perhaps looks a mistake with hindsight.
Now they’re in a position where they feel another centre-half would be helpful, but are they prepared to splash out on one of their former young talents?
Described as a “great player” by Conor Gallagher in 2022 (Palace’s official website), Guehi is a top player that would be welcomed back with open arms.
As well as his success at club level, Guehi now has four senior international caps for England.
Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate, who obviously highly rates the Palace defender, is now beginning to find room for him in his squad on a regular basis.
The Athletic claimed a couple of years ago that some staff at Chelsea view Guehi as a bigger talent than Fikayo Tomori.
They’re two centre-halves to come from the Blues academy at Cobham. Guehi is now a regular in the England squad and capable in the Premier League. Meanwhile, 25-year-old Tomori struggles to get into Southgate’s plans despite his roaring success in Italy with AC Milan.