Transfer Talk: Chelsea and Man Utd target Dumfries
Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag are both considering making a move for Inter Milan full-back Denzel Dumfries in January.
Chelsea and Manchester United have endured poor starts to the Premier League season and will look to the market as they try to gain ground on their rivals.
Italian sources report the Serie A giants may be forced to sell some of their assets in the upcoming window to prevent further financial troubles.
Dumfries, 27, has featured in all but one of Inter's league matches in 2023-24 and has tallied five goal contributions as the Nerazzurri sit top of the table.
The Netherlands international has a contract that expires in 2025 and the report suggests that an offer of around £45million may be enough to tempt his employers into selling.
Chelsea already have two good options at right-back in Malo Gusto and captain Reece James but with the latter constantly picking up injury problems, Pochettino may wish to reinforce his defence.
United have had to do without Aaron Wan-Bissaka for nearly half of their matches so far this term and the Englishman could be allowed to depart when his contract expires next summer — leaving Diogo Dalot as the only option in that position.
Dumfries has 49 caps for his country and could be tempted by a switch to the Premier League having spent the last two years in Italy.
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