Chelsea FC eye £10m swoop for 29-year-old Ligue 1 defender – report

Chelsea FC are considering a £10m bid for Lens defender Jonathan Clauss, in line with a report in England.

Web site Goal is reporting that the Blues have been retaining tabs on the skilled full-back for at the least 12 months forward of a possible transfer to signal the 29-year-old.

The identical article states that Chelsea FC are lining up a transfer to signal Clauss offered the south west London aspect can implement sure situations as regards to the deal.

In accordance with the identical story, Clauss is ready to change into a free agent on the finish of the 2022-23 Ligue 1 season so Lens are beneath stress to cash-in this summer time or lose the full-back on a free switch.

Purpose reveal that Chelsea FC may face competitors for Clauss’ signature from Atletico Madrid as Diego Simeone needs the France worldwide to interchange Sime Vrsaljko.

The web site report says that the Blues wish to fill the void left by Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in Thomas Tuchel’s defence so Clauss may match the invoice.

Chelsea FC may additionally lose Cesar Azpilicueta on a free switch which might pace up a deal for Clauss, in line with the report.

Clauss scored 5 occasions and made 11 assists in 37 video games within the French high flight final season. In whole, he has scored eight objectives in 70 league video games for the French membership.

The proper-back made his senior debut for France earlier this 12 months and has notched up 4 caps to date.

Chelsea FC are nonetheless to make a brand new signing within the 2022 summer time switch window.

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