Chelsea ready to trigger star’s buy-out clause to beat Manchester United and City to transfer

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Chelsea are reportedly ready to beat the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City to the transfer of Bayer Leverkusen defender Benjamin Henrichs.

The 21-year-old is considered a hugely promising young talent in the Bundesliga and is clearly attracting plenty of interest ahead of the summer if latest speculation is anything to go by.

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Capable of playing both full-back positions, Henrichs generally tends to play on the right-hand side and could be a useful option for Chelsea if they can win the race for his signature.

According to the Sun, the Blues are ready to pay the £31million release clause in his contract as the club clearly rate him highly.

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Benjamin Henrichs is a transfer target for Chelsea and others

United could also do with strengthening at right-back as they cannot rely on the ageing Antonio Valencia forever, so it could be critical for Chelsea to get in there first.

Henrichs has not always been a regular starter for Bayer Leverkusen but has sufficiently impressed to earn himself three caps for the senior German national side.

It could now also earn him a move to one of the Premier League’s big boys this summer.

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