Chelsea continue to work on signing a new right-back this month, 90 minutes understand.
The Blues have already brought in a host of new faces this month, with Noni Madueki, Mykhailo Modric, Benoit Badiachel, Andre Santos, Davide Datro Fofana and Joao Félix all arriving at Stamford Bridge.
But Chelsea are not done yet – another midfielder is on their agenda, while they also want to cover the right-back position.
Although there is no doubt that Reece James is the first choice, Chelsea will want a back-up and there are a number of options they have weighed.
90 minutes It is understood that their preferred option is Denzel Dumfries from Inter and talks have taken place over the potential finances behind the move. Chelsea were not put off by initial proposals for a £35m deal.
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The sources also said 90 minutes Dumfries has become somewhat unsettled since returning from the World Cup finals with the Netherlands, and was relegated to the bench for most of January by Inter boss Simone Inzaghi.
Inter expects interest in Dumfries to accelerate before the end of the window 90 minutes He understands that they are ready for Chelsea to make some kind of offer.
However, Chelsea have other options and have done their homework on Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Borrow and Celtic’s Josip Juranović, despite the latter being set to move to Union Berlin.
Lyon’s Malou Justeau – who is admired by both Manchester United and Newcastle – is another right-back Chelsea have shown interest in this month.