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Chelsea consider up to £30m Sergino Dest transfer but face battle with Bayern Munich for Barcelona full-back

According to reports, CHELSEA is considering a £30m offer for Barcelona defender Sergino Dest.

The Blues are looking to strengthen in the full-back areas, especially since Ben Chilwell excluded for a long period of time with anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Dest has a long-term contract with Barcelona but could still be moved in the summer

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Dest has a long-term contract with Barcelona but could still be moved in the summerCredit: Getty

And Thomas TuchelThe club side must also prepare for the possibility of being the club captain Cesar Azpilicueta leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Based on The Express, Chelsea see Dest as a viable option in the upcoming transfer market.

He can play as a full-back on either side of the pitch, with his versatility an attractive proposition for Tuchel.

Chelsea will most likely have to wait until the summer to sign the 21-year-old American as his contract at the Nou Camp runs until 2025.

But the Blues’ hopes of getting him in January will be boosted by Barcelonarecent activity of.

The Catalan giants are in financial crisis and so need to sell players if they want to secure Manchester City striker Ferran Torres next month and comply with LaLiga’s financial fair play rules.

That could mean offloading Dest to free up money for a £50m Torres deal.

When asked about signing a left-back in the January window, Tuchel said: “First, we have to be sure what we do with Ben.

“We then decide if we’re looking for solutions internally and if we’re confident we can get through this phase.

“Everything depends on Ben Chilwell and how long he’s sidelined. Then the alternatives, [we can think] if there is something to do, if there is an opportunity to do something.

“But we didn’t start this process because we wanted to protect ourselves and not lose focus on the things that matter most. The most important things right now are Ben and Marcos. [Alonso]. From there we go. “

Tuchel will have to fend off competition from the German champions Bayern Munich if he wants to get his hands on Dest.


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Chelsea have slowed down in recent weeks after just one win from four Premier League Game.

The defeat to West Ham was followed by draws against Everton and Wolves when the London team was currently 6 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Next up for Tuchel’s team is Steven Gerrard’s trip to Aston Villa on Gift Day.

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