Chelsea determined to sign 26-year-old Netherlands international

Chelsea determined to sign Presnel Dumfries from Inter Milan this summer before the transfer window closes.

Chelsea determined to sign 26-year-old Netherlands international

Chelsea could come back with an improved offer for
Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries as they are ready
to hold new transfer negotiations with the Nerazzurri
over a deal for the wing-back in the coming days. The
Blues’ transfer dealings are picking up momentum as
the search for extra defenders for the German
manager’s squad continues.
The London giants have already purchased Koulibaly,
who has made a strong start to life at Chelsea with a
debut goal, and Cucurella has also arrived from
Brighton for a world record fee for a left-back, as a
direct replacement for outgoing Alonso to provide
competition for Chilwell.
Todd Boehly hasn’t been scared off by the hefty price
tags on both footballers’ heads as the London club turn
to more defensive targets.
The new Blues co-owner made an enquiry with Inter
Milan for Dumfries last month as Tuchel looks to
provide Reece James with a backup, keep the option
of using the English right-back as a centre-back and
also provide general cover for the ageing Azpilicueta,
and even made their opening offer to the Nerazzurri a
fortnight back.
However, their proposal was swiftly rejected by Inter
Milan as they continue to hold out for a fee of nearly
€40m, a figure that the Blues have yet to match. While
the Dutch right-back has remained on their radar, their
pursuit of him has cooled down in the last week or so
as they look to prioritise other business.

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