Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon is reportedly in advanced talks to sign for Chelsea as their chief executive Marina Granovskaia looks to put the finishing touches to the move.

The Blues are known to be in the market for a left-back, and initially identified Leicester star Ben Chilwell as their No.1 target following his impressive displays for the Foxes.

Chilwell, who has won 11 caps for England, scored three goals and created three assists for Leicester in the 2019-20 campaign to help them to a fifth placed finish in the Premier League.

However, it is believed Chelsea would have to pay Leicester more than the £80m Manchester United spent on Harry Maguire last summer, and thus a move may not be possible.

Sergio Reguilon could be set for Stamford Bridge

According to ESPN, however, discussions are at an advanced stage for a deal to sign Reguilon, although it is not yet clear whether this would be a loan or permanent move.

The 23-year-old came through the academy at Madrid but has struggled to break into the first-team, and spent the season on loan at Sevilla where he made 34 appearances in all competitions.

Chelsea have faced competition for the player, with Sevilla keen to extend his loan for another season, while fellow Premier League club Everton are also keeping tabs on his situation.

But it appears he is now closing in on a move to Stamford Bridge, in what would be the Blues’ third signing of the summer after they snapped up Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.

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And they are unlikely to stop there, with a new goalkeeper still a priority, in addition to completing the signing of Bayer Leverkusen winger Kai Havertz.

Frank Lampard is certainly building a formidable looking side, and Chelsea may well be in a position to compete for major honours next season if they can get a few more through the door.





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