Chelsea join Manchester United in Denzel Dumfries race | Soccer

Denzel Dumfries

Denzel Dumfries is wanted by Manchester United and Chelsea (Image: Getty)

Chelsea are set to take on Manchester United this summer in a bid to sign defender Denzel Dumfries from Inter Milan.

The Blues are looking to strengthen their defense ahead of next season and the Dutchman’s versatility in different formations appeals to Thomas Tuchel.

Meanwhile, reports suggest that Erik ten Hag is looking to bring Dumfries to Old Trafford after having been impressed with his Serie A form since joining from PSV Eindhoven last year.

However, according to La Gazetta dello Sport, Chelsea have expressed an interest in the 26-year-old and could make a £21million bid.

The report went on to say that the west Londoners’ move to Dumfries, valued by Inter at £34million, is backed by talks already ongoing between the two clubs over Romelu Lukaku.

Since signing for the Italian giants, Dumfries has made 33 appearances in Serie A.

Cesar Azpilicueta

Cesar Azpilicueta continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona (Image: Getty)

Last season he won the Italian Cup and the equivalent of the Community Shield – the Supercoppa Italiana.

United are believed to be keen to re-sign the wing with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who struggled last season before eventually losing his starting spot with the team.

Meanwhile, Chelsea need another full-back in Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso who is heavily linked with the Barcelona move.

Earlier this year, Dumfries expressed his delight at joining Inter and revealed he idolizes the club’s former star Maicon.

He said: “Scoring goals against Roma was a turning point personally, but I will never forget the Supercoppa, which was my first big trophy. I don’t like thinking about replacing Achraf Hakimi as we are different.

“Inter had incredible players on the right side. The first that comes to mind is Maicon, which is an example. I want to get as close to his level as possible.”

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