Chelsea have been chasing after Denzel Dumfries throughout the summer but, on top of the lofty demands by Inter, the player himself isn’t overly enthusiastic about the move. The Dutchman needed some time to adapt to Serie A when he joined last season. With the World Cup just around the corner, he would gladly avoid going through the same process again, Corriere dello Sport informs.
In addition, the Blues reached agreement to extend Cesar Azpilicueta’s contract, who previously seemed headed to Barcelona. They could be set on the right flank thanks to the versatile Spaniard and Reece James. Instead, they are more incomplete in other roles and will probably focus on them in the remaining portion of the window.
Chelsea are surely high on Dumfries, but such acquisition is more likely for January or next summer altogether. Inter would surely be content with this outcome, as they don’t want to give him up if not for a very sizeable offer.
Moreover, the Nerazzurri would like to avoid any major departure after the start of the season on August 13th. Therefore, the Pensioners have just a handful of days to set up the deal. According to Alfredo Pedullà, La Beneamata would want certainties about being able to sign Wilfried Singo from Torino before letting go of the ex-PSV man.
Our Take on Dumfries and Chelsea
The Dutchman probably would need less time to adjust to Premier League than he required for Serie A. Though, with a stud like James already in their ranks, another specialist might be an overkill. A large investment makes more sense for Manchester United, which could use some help at the position.
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