'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.

Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

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.

Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

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?

Keep up to date with all the latest Chelsea news and opinion by following The Chelsea Chronicle’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.