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Chelsea Line Up £10m Bid for Lille Right-Back Mathieu Debuchy

Stamford Bridge plot move for French international.

Chelsea are readying a bid for Lille defender Mathieu Debuchy as the West London side look to finally end their search for a new right-back.

Though the red card suffered by Serbian international Branislav Ivanovic will not result in a suspension ruling him out of Premier League action the Stamford Bridge side are keen to continue their summer spending spree by bringing in a right back before the end of the month.

Having been linked with a number of possible additions the Blues are ready to join Newcastle United in the chase for the impressive Lille man. The French international impressed during the Euro 2012 finals and has been pursued by Alan Pardew for the best part of two months without success and now Roberto Di Matteo has Roman Abramovich’s backing to once again dig deep in pursuit of a push for a Premier League title challenge.

Chelsea released Jose Bosingwa despite the Portuguese international seemingly returning to his form towards the end of last term and Di Matteo is now without a specialized senior right-back and will have to rely upon Ivanovic, who is arguably far more comfortable in the centre of defence.

Abramovich is reportedly ready to launch a £10m bid for the 27 year old, which would see Chelsea outbid Newcastle United and could subsequently persuade Lille to sell a player who has already stated his intention to leave having spent his entire professional career at the Stade Metropole.

Debuchy has racked up 288 appearances for Lille during his nine seasons in the club’s first team however he has watched as succession of stars have left since they secured their first Ligue 1 title in over 50 years in 2010/11. A move to Chelesa would see the talented defender reuniting with his former team-mate Eden Hazard.


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