Chelsea FC interested in two defensive summer signings – report

Chelsea FC are keeping tabs on Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles and Napoli centre-half Raul Albiol, according to a report in England

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Chelsea FC are looking at Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles and Napoli centre half Raul Albiol in the summer transfer window, according to a report in England.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the Blues want to improve their defensive options in the current transfer market following a disappointing second season under Antonio Conte.

The same article states that Chelsea are looking at Magpies skipper Lascelles as a potential long-term successor for Gary Cahill in the Blues defence.

According to the same story, the west London side are keeping tabs on Napoli defender Albion following a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League last term.

Chelsea FC finished outside the Premier League’s top-four places after the Blues conceded 38 times in 38 games in the English top flight.

The Blues signed Germany international Antonio Rudiger in a big money deal from AS Roma last summer to improve their defensive options.

Chelsea FC have also raided AS Roma for Brazilian full-back Emerson Palmieri in the January transfer window.

The west London side have finished outside the Champions League spot for the second time in three seasons.

Conte led Chelsea FC to the Premier League title in his first campaign in charge of the west London outfit.

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