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Chelsea eye £10m France international Clauss to replace Azpilicueta

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Chelsea eye £10m France international Clauss to replace Azpilicueta

The Blues have been observing the wing-back for above and beyond a year and could take their action before the summer transfer window closes

Chelsea have been checking France defender Jonathan Clauss and will sign him this summer assuming specific measures are met.

The 29-year-old has been esteemed at around £10 million ($12m) by Lens, and there is year left on his agreement and that he can talk to any team for a possible move.

One possible issue for Chelsea is the opponent interest coming from Atletico Madrid, who have recognized Clauss as a swap for Olympiacos-bound Sime Vrsaljko.

Will Chelsea sign Clauss and for what reason do they need him?

Chelsea have space to add Clauss to their team, with Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen having left on free transfers to Real Madrid and Barcelona separately.

Sevilla’s Jules Kounde stays the club’s essential objective however the Blues could speed up an arrangement for Clauss when Cesar Azpilicueta’s future is settled.

Barcelona actually need to sign Chelsea’s skipper, who has one year left on his contract, and have been in dealings about an ostensible charge. Without a doubt, the Blues would have been glad to bow to the Spaniard’s desires and permit him to leave, given his unbelievable status in west London.

Notwithstanding, that arrangement has been made through transfer boss Marina Granovskaia, who is currently expected to leave the club soon, so it is not yet clear assuming the transfer will go through.

As well as influencing, what is going on has likewise eased back Chelsea’s action in regards to approaching signings. As well as Kounde, Chicago Fire’s Gabriel Slonina was additionally near fruition yet is currently expected to slow down.

With respect to Clauss, Chelsea have finished full expected level of effort, exploring his last 50 matches and having recognized him as an objective soon after Thomas Tuchel joined the club.

He at present plays in a comparative framework at Lens, has amassed very nearly 100 games at wing-back and was on Chelsea’s waitlist the previous summer when they attempted to sign Achraf Hakimi from Inter, but missed out to PSG.

In a meeting with RMC Sport in May, Clauss talked about how he grew up supporting Chelsea: “Since I was a youngster, It’s Chelsea and it remains Chelsea [the team I want to play for].”

Chelsea view Reece James as the fate of their RB position and would get Clauss as a serious back-up choice.

It could, be that as it may, block the pathway of capable foundation player Dujon Sterling, who excelled Loan at Blackpool in the Championship.

Who is Chelsea target Jonathan Clauss?

Clauss neglected to measure up at his local Strasbourg during his foundation days.

From that point onward, the defender has been engaging to show off his abilities, moving gradually up from the lower leagues back to Ligue 1.

After two seasons in Germany, where he won Bundesliga 2 and took in the language, Clauss finished paperwork for Lens.

It is there where Clauss has had the stage to show what him can do and he has made the Ligue 1 team of the season two years straight.

He made his presentation for France in 2022 after this late-profession climb and is supposed to be important for his country’s World Cup crew under Didier Deschamps.

Jonathan Clauss had the most goal contribution for a protector in the huge five leagues last season at Lens.

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