With Antonio Rudiger poised to join Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of the season, Chelsea’s recruitment team are believed to be focused on finding the German’s replacement.
Sanctions mean they can’t sign anyone at the moment, but if a takeover goes through before the end of the month, they need to be prepared to make bids for potential new signings.
Villarreal’s Pau Torres is being scouted, while reports in Germany claim Thomas Tuchel is a big fan of RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol. Both are left-footed so it stands to reason that they are being looked at in view to replacing Rudiger on the left-hand side of the back three.
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