Chelsea ‘switch focus from Ben Chilwell to Layvin Kurzawa’
Chelsea have allegedly identified Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa as a potential alternative to Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell.
The Blues have been strongly tipped to move for Chilwell amid uncertainty surrounding the futures of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri, but the Englishman’s reported £80m price tag could force Frank Lampard’s side to seek out other options.
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are also being credited with an interest in Chilwell ahead of what is likely to be a financially-restricted transfer window.
According to SoccerLink, Chelsea have turned their attention to PSG’s Kurzawa – who has played second fiddle to Juan Bernat for the majority of the 2019-20 campaign.
With the 27-year-old’s deal in the French capital set to expire at the end of the month, Kurzawa would represent a cut-price option for Lampard’s side amid financial implications arising from the coronavirus pandemic.
Chelsea allegedly remain interested in a deal for Porto’s Alex Telles, but the West London outfit will supposedly face stiff competition from City for the Brazilian’s signature.
The Blues have already been heavily active in the transfer market and are prepared to welcome Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to Stamford Bridge ahead of next season.
Liverpool, Chelsea considering move for Bayern Munich’s David Alaba
Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Liverpool and Chelsea.
After a nine-year spell at the Allianz Arena, Alaba could move to a different club this summer if he fails to extend his contract.
With just 12 months remaining on his existing deal, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with an approach for the 27-year-old.
However, according to the Daily Mail, Liverpool and Chelsea may also enter the race to sign the versatile left-sided player.
With Jurgen Klopp keen on a new centre-back and left-back, the acquisition of Alaba would fulfil his requirements in both roles at a time when clubs are keen to reduce outgoings due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The report suggests that Chelsea may move for Alaba if they fail to agree a deal for Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell.