Chelsea third summer signing plan could be affected by Man Utd flop

Inter Milan are looking to sign a left-back in the upcoming transfer window, reports claim. And their decision could have a significant impact on Chelsea’s pursuit of Leicester defender Ben Chilwell.

The Blues have already completed the signings of Ajax star Hakim Ziyech and RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner for a combined £90million.

But more incomings are on the horizon as Frank Lampard looks to reshape his squad for the 2020-21 Premier League campaign.

The former England international, 42, is planning to tackle his ‘problem position’ at left-back.

And that’s because both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri have struggled to impress on a consistent basis this season.

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Various reports claim Foxes talent Chilwell is considered Chelsea’s priority target – but his hefty £80m valuation could prove problematic.

To finance a move for Milton Keynes-born Chilwell – the Blues will need to offload at least one of their current full-backs.

Conte’s Inter Milan had been expected to swoop for one of his former pupils this summer.

But Italian publication La Repubblica claim they are ‘too expensive’ for the Italian heavyweights.

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La Repubblica claim Inter are now considering Manchester United flop Matteo Darmian instead as a cheaper and more attainable option.

Darmian, who can operate on either side of defence, joined Parma for £2m in September 2019 and has provided one assist in 23 appearances.

Conte coached the 30-year-old during his reign as Italy manager and wants to be reunited with him at the San Siro.

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