Report: Chelsea set sights on 26-year-old wing-back that's 'amazing to watch'

Chelsea are reportedly interested in Inter Milan wing-back Denzel Dumfries as a possible transfer target this summer.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Blues may be keen on trying to bring the 26-year-old to Stamford Bridge ahead of next season.

The report suggests his name could be put forward as part of the deal for Romelu Lukaku, who Inter are trying to re-sign.

Dumfries is now the fourth player from Serie A giants Inter linked with Chelsea.

It was reported this week that the trio of Lautaro Martinez, Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni could all be on the Blues radar as part of the Lukaku saga.

Inter reportedly want to take Lukaku back to Italy just a year on from selling him, with a loan deal more likely than anything else. It seems like there may be plenty of negotiating between the clubs given Chelsea’s interest in several of their players.

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Chelsea interested in Denzel Dumfries

Dumfries, who joined Inter a year ago from PSV Eindhoven, is a really talented player.

The right wing-back finished an excellent debut season for his Italian side, contributing five goals and seven assists in 45 games across all competitions.

He’s an energetic Dutch full-back that really suits the wing-back system.

Described as “amazing to watch” by Ally McCoist to ITV at last summer’s Euros, Dumfries looks like someone that could suit the way Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea play. Also, he seems tailor-made to be a success in the Premier League.

Chelsea’s Reece James is the outstanding choice at right-wing-back, but in theory could drop into a centre-back role to play in the same starting XI as Dumfries.

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