Chelsea’s failed pursuit of Jules Kounde over the summer has highlighted the fact that Thomas Tuchel is in need of a centre-back.
Despite having the best defensive record in the Premier League by conceding just one goal, the Blues could still do with another world-class defender in their ranks.
Kounde’s price fluctuated throughout the summer, but a deal couldn’t be agreed between Chelsea and Sevilla for his services.
And it appears Chelsea may now set their sights on others to fill the gap.
Maxence Lacroix was rumoured to be of interest to Chelsea chiefs, but comments in the media this week could entice the Blues to bid for another of their targets.
Mino Raiola spoke to Italian website Rai Sport about the future of his client Matthijs de Ligt.
“I feel good, I feel good with Allegri too,” the Dutchman recently said.
“He has a lot of attention for the defensive phase, it’s very important, I worked a lot and I’m happy.”
Juventus have had a shocking start to the Serie A season, picking up just one point from three games.