Chelsea’s best defender last season Kurt Zouma, is still quite some time away from regaining full fitness after his horrible injury against United last season. With Cahill not playing too well in the Euros, and Matt Miazga and Michael Hector not at the required level, Antonio Conte is desperately looking for a centre back to who can be a solid rock at the back alongside club captain John Terry.
While the chase for Leonardo Bonucci has proved futile, and Kalidou Koulibaly proving to be too expensive with Napoli asking for almost 50 million pounds, Conte has seemingly turned his attention towards Benfica defender Victor Lindelof. The Blues have been linked with the Swedish defender since the past week but is yet to table a bid.
Learn more about Chelsea’s interest in the player on next page.