Marash Kumbulla now linked with Chelsea after impressive season

Chelsea have been linked with all manner of targets ahead of an expected summer splurge, but new links are still continually popping up.

One name we’ve heard mentioned in connection with other clubs but not our own team so much was that if Marash Kumbulla of Verona.

The defender was initially linked with smaller sides, but the better he performs in his time in Serie A the more serious the rumored interest from the Premier League becomes.

SportWitness translate a Corriere dello Spot piece which identifies the Blues, along with Everton and Inter Milan, as interested in the dominant centre back.

We’re not sure fans would be universally delighted. He’s not going to bring any kind of instant Champions League level experience which we need, but on the other hand he does look a top prospect.

We will continue to monitor the links with interest. There could be a lot more to come on this one.