Chelsea on the hunt for a new left back, with two names mentioned

Chelsea could still end up losing both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri this summer as the pair could well look to leave seeking more regular first team action.

Ben Chilwell has come in this summer and pretty much nailed down that regular starting spot out on the left, with the other two largely having to either not feature at all, or just play a rotation role for Alonso at least.

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So Chelsea might have to look for a new left back to come in and provide competition to Chilwell next season, and there are two names being strongly linked right now.

One of those targets is Alfonso Pedraza of Villarreal, according to La Razon.

The 25-year old has a €35m release clause.

And at the start of this month, Chelsea were reported as one of the clubs interested in signing Atalanta left back Robin Gosens, as reported by Sempre Inter citing Gazzetta dello Sport.

However, if they want him they will have to work fast, with Leicester seemingly advancing on a move.