Chelsea willing to pay up front for another Serie A defender

The transfer rumour wheel doesn’t stop spinning, and now clubs have such a long time to think about their purchases we expect things to leak out more and more.

Chelsea certainly need help in defence, and if they continue their trend of turning to Serie A for players in that position, Marash Kumbulla could be the man they turn to.

He’s had a couple of outstanding seasons and we’re excited to see just how good he can get.

The Metro say we’re interested in the Verona centre back, and are willing to pay the money it will take to sign one of Serie A’s brightest young talents. We’re apparently competing with Inter, who are further down the line in terms of discussions, but not as willing as we are to put the money on the table up front.

Hakim Ziyech has already been secured, and if we make serious progress towards 21 year old Kumbulla too we will be making impressive moves early doors.