Reports from Italy have claimed that Inter Milan are already lining up a replacement for Denzel Dumfries amid rumours of a move to Chelsea.
According to Calcio Mercato, the Serie A side are interested in signing Valencia’s Thierry Correia if the Netherlands international is signed by the Premier League side.
Dumfries was reportedly firmly on the radar of Chelsea over the summer, as they prepared for life without wantaway club captain Cesar Azpilicueta.
However, the Spaniard eventually signed a new deal with the club, as a move to Barcelona failed to come to fruition.
Interest in Dumfries has seemingly not faded however. They will have been impressed by what they saw at the World Cup too.
The Dutchman put on a set of inspired performances as his country bowed out in the quarter-finals of the competition.
Inter looking to replace Dumfries
A series of impressive attacking displays were best summed up by his performance against USA, when he contributed to all three goals in a remarkable showing.
Calcio Mercato have claimed that Inter are prepared for the interest from Premier League sides led by Chelsea, with them looking for a fee of around £34m to part ways with the player.
Chelsea face the tough scenario in the fact that any signing in the right-back area is almost certainly going to play second fiddle to Reece James.
The England international has continued to grow into one of the best in the world this season, despite an injury ruling him out of any participation at the World Cup.
With Graham Potter seeming to favour him out wide as opposed to a centre-back option like Thomas Tuchel did, it would make the option of playing both players in the same time extremely unlikely.
The signing would likely all depend on how willing Dumfries is to reduce his minutes.