02 Jul Chelsea, Man Metropolis eye Digne as Chilwell various
Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis have recognized Everton’s Lucas Digne as a possible answer to their respective issues at left-back, with sources telling Football4cast that each golf equipment see the previous Barcelona defender as a substitute for Leicester’s Ben Chilwell.
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As reported by Football4cast in January, Chilwell is a long-term Chelsea goal, with supervisor Frank Lampard figuring out the 23-year-old as a participant who might present the identical consistency and longevity as his former Stamford Bridge teammate Ashley Cole.
Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola can be in search of reinforcements in that place attributable to ongoing considerations over the reliability of Benjamin Mendy and the power of Oleksandr Zinchenko to carry out on the highest stage.
However whereas each Chelsea and Metropolis regard England worldwide Chilwell as a high quality left-back able to resolving their shortcomings in that place, sources have instructed Football4cast that Leicester will maintain out for a minimum of £75 million for the defender.
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Metropolis dropped their curiosity in Harry Maguire final summer season when Leicester made it clear they’d not promote for lower than £80m and the England centre-half finally turned the world’s costliest defender when signing for Manchester United for that determine.
Everton would count on a excessive charge for France worldwide Digne, who value £18m when he arrived on a five-year contract from Barcelona in 2018.
However with the previous Paris Saint-Germain and Roma full-back approaching his 27th birthday later this month, sources have instructed Football4cast that each Chelsea and Metropolis consider he could be a inexpensive possibility than Chilwell and, with 30 worldwide caps for France and Champions League pedigree with Barcelona, confirmed expertise on the high stage.
In the meantime, Everton have signed proficient France under-19 left-back Niels Nkounkou on a free transfer from Ligue 1 giants Marseille, they introduced on Thursday. The 19-year-old defender has agreed a three-year cope with the Blues after his contract with Marseille expired final month.