'Discussed internally': Chelsea may turn attention to £40m PL star after Cucurella - Romano
Chelsea will reportedly consider Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters as a potential transfer target.
According to well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, the Blues will consider signing a new right-back after they can wrap up a deal for Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella.
It is understood those internally at Chelsea have discussed Southampton full-back Walker-Peters.
Romano explains the 25-year-old Saints star is an alternative option to Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries, who is already reportedly being targeted by Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Chelsea appear to be drawing closer to signing 24-year-old Cucurella for the left side of defence as he’s reportedly agreed personal terms ahead of a move.
It seems like this hectic transfer window is far from over for the Blues, though.
Chelsea consider Walker-Peters
Walker-Peters, who has two senior England caps, is the latest name to be thrown into the mix as a Chelsea target.
He’s an all-action right-back with great pace and work rate, plus has shown how comfortable he is filling in as cover for left-back as well.
You’d suspect he would act as cover at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea right wing-back Reece James.
It’s worth highlighting that The Sun claimed last month Southampton have put a £40million price tag on Walker-Peters, who has been vital at St Mary’s since joining from Tottenham a couple of years ago.
Another PL target
Walker-Peters is yet another proven Premier League star whose name has been mentioned with Chelsea in this window.
These are very new links to Southampton’s talented defender, but he fits in line with the profile of targeting players with know-how in the English division.
There’s definitely a need to strengthen the squad in the right wing-back position, but can the club convince anybody to join when they know Reece James will be their competition?