Report: 'Excellent' 28-year-old wants to sign for Chelsea more than any other side this month

Everton’s Lucas Digne would reportedly prefer to join Chelsea over any other side during the January transfer window.

According to 90min, the 28-year-old defender is set to depart Everton this month after falling down the pecking order.

It is claimed that the left-back would favour a switch to Stamford Bridge to play for Chelsea, despite the fact there is other Premier League interest.

The report explains Digne doesn’t want to join interested party Newcastle United. In addition, there is still potential interest from both West Ham and Leicester City in his signature before the transfer window shuts.

Digne, called “excellent” by Gary Lineker in 2019, has been one of the Premier League top left-backs in the last few seasons.

His fallout under Everton boss Rafael Benitez has been a surprise, so it’s opened the door for someone to perhaps snap up a great deal by signing him this month.

Fabrizio Romano has claimed Chelsea are stalling on their deal for the French full-back as they assess their options.

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Chelsea need one or two reinforcements

If the Blues are to win silverware this season, they need a couple of reinforcements in January to strengthen the options within the squad..

The left wing-back position looks bare right now with Marcos Alonso the only senior option available to manager Thomas Tuchel. They must sign a replacement for injured star Ben Chilwell quickly.

Also, the right wing-back role is perhaps something that needs addressing.

With Reece James currently out of action, Tuchel has had to be creative at times in that spot. A long-term competitor for James makes sense anyway, so perhaps the club should be targeting a signing in that area now.

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