Chelsea ‘to rival Manchester United in the race to sign sign Inter Milan star Denzel Dumfries’ with Thomas Tuchel’s side ‘set to make a £21m bid’ to bring the full-back to Stamford Bridge
- Chelsea are looking to bolster their defensive options going into next season
- They are set to join Manchester United in the race to sign Denzel Dumfries
- Their pursuit could be boosted by Inter Milan’s interest in Romelu Lukaku
Chelsea are reportedly set to join Manchester United in the race to sign Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries this summer.
La Gazetta dello Sport have reported that Thomas Tuchel’s side have expressed an interest in the 26-year-old and could make a £21million bid.
The report goes on to add that Chelsea’s pursuit of Dumfries, could be helped by Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan.
Chelsea have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Denzel Dumfries from Inter Milan
Thomas Tuchel is looking to bolster his defensive options going into the next league season
The Blues are looking to bolster their defensive back-line after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, with Marcos Alonso’s future at the club also under doubt.
Lukaku meanwhile has struggled since completing his £98million return to Stamford Bridge last summer.
There have been reports that Lukaku could return to the San Siro, and Chelsea’s pursuit of Dumfries could be boosted if the Belgian striker goes the other way.
Dumfries impressed many in his first season at Inter after joining from PSV Eindhoven
Chelsea’s pursuit of Dumfries could be boosted by Inter Milan’s interest in Romelu Lukaku
Since signing for the Italian giants last summer, Dumfries has made 33 league appearances in Serie A.
Last season, he won the Italian cup and the equivalent of the Community Shield -the Supercoppa Italiana.
Manchester United are also believed to be keen on signing Dumfries with Aaron Wan-Bissaka having struggled last season before eventually losing his starting place in the team.
Erik ten Hag has been impressed by Dumfries’ performances at Inter Milan over the past year
United manager Erik ten Hag has been impressed by Dumfries’ performances since joining Inter Milan from PSV Eindhoven last year.
Inter have a history of letting top quality right-backs go in recent years, having allowed Achraf Hakimi to leave for PSG for £59.85m last summer and failing to make Joao Cancelo’s successful loan spell from Valencia permanent in 2018.
Dumfries, who scored five goals and assisted seven last season, is contracted at Inter Milan until 2025.
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