Chelsea Plotting Swoop For £60M Rated France Star Who Has Been Described As “Incredible”

Chelsea are interested in signing AC Milan left-back Theo Hernandez, according to HITC Football.

The website reports that the Blues “hugely admire” the France international and they see him as an “ideal fit” for Enzo Maresca’s style of play.

Hernandez has looked impressive playing for his country at Euro 2024 and he had an excellent season for Milan as well, scoring 5 goals and providing 11 assists in 47 appearances.

For that reason, the Rossoneri are not expected to let him leave on the cheap, and HITC claim that the Serie A side may hold out for as much as £60m.

Hernandez has been praised by his manager

Unlike his brother Lucas who firmly established himself as a young player, Theo took slightly longer to make an impression in professional football. It was only when he made the move to Milan in 2019 that he can began to find his feet.

Manager Stefano Pioli was a key figure in Hernandez’s development. Speaking about the Frenchman a few years ago, Pioli said he has all the talent required to become a world-class player:

“He can play both phases very well, with his physical abilities it is enough to stay in the game. He can very well become one of the best. He has only been playing continuously for a year and a half, I always tell him that he must not be satisfied with being talented. He has an incredible physical strength and quality, he must prove that he wants to become the best every day.”

Chelsea are targeting three other left-backs

It is believed that Hernandez is not the only target that the Blues are considering as they look to strengthen their options on the left-hand side of defence.

Inter Milan’s Federico Dimarco, Bournemouth’s Milos Kerkez and Stade Brestois’s Bradley Locko are also said to be on the Blues’ radar. The trio are likely to be cheaper than Hernandez so we shall see which player the London club end up going after.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.