According to rumours in Italy, Chelsea has made a bid of €35 million (£30.8 million) for Inter wing-back Denzel Dumfries.
After Mykhailo Mudryk’s £88.6 million transfer to Chelsea was completed over the weekend, and the club is now concentrating on adding a right-sided defender before the end of the January transfer season.
Reece James is now out for Chelsea due to a reoccurring knee problem, and the team is looking to add competition for the 23-year-old.
Chelsea has reportedly put down a €35 million (£30.8 million) asking price for Denzel Dumfries, but Inter are demanding a substantially greater sum for the Netherlands international, according to the Italian publication La Repubblica.
The report claims that the Serie A club are demanding at least €55m (£48.4m) for the 26-year-old.
Dumfries, who played for Netherlands at the World Cup in December, has also been linked with a move to Manchester United this month.
Speaking last week, Dumfries’ agent refused to rule out the possibility of a move away from Inter before the end of the window.
‘He’s an inter player now, and then we’ll see what happens in the future,’ Rafaela Pimenta told RAI.