Report: Chelsea have made 'amazing' full-back their top target, they prefer him to Kyle Walker-Peters
Reports suggest Chelsea are more in favour of signing Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries over Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters.
According to The Guardian, the Dutchman is the club’s top target in the role as they look to strengthen in the right-wing-back role,
The Blues struggled especially last season when Reece James was injured in the early stages of 2022, with them losing a lot of attacking impotence when he was absent from the squad.
In their busy transfer window so far, they are yet to add to that area of the backline, instead looking at the other positions with the signings of Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella.
There has been reported long-term interest in Dumfries, however The Guardian claim the Blues are yet to make a bid to the Serie A side.
The Netherlands international caught the eye of many at the delayed Euro 2020, with pundit Ally McCoist describing him as ‘amazing’ despite the country’s lacklustre tournament.
Chelsea prefer Dumfries to Walker-Peters
The report goes on to say that the Blues would rather sign the 26-year-old than Walker-Peters, who has impressed enough at Southampton to earn himself a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
Dumfries has been touted as having the physical attributes required to compete in the Premier League, however Blues fans will be questioning if the club even need to sign him this summer.
Originally, the signing of a right-back relied on the sale of Cesar Azplicueta, who was widely speculated to be moving to Barcelona this summer, after winning everything available to him in his time at Stamford Bridge.
However, he has now signed a new contract to remain with the Blues, likely being used this season as a backup for James.
This will be especially true if they add Wesley Fofana to their ranks this summer, with them heavily linked with a big money move for the central defender.