Chelsea considering transfer swoop for star who could leave for bargain £26m fee

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Chelsea are reportedly considering a transfer swoop for Wolfsburg centre-back Maxence Lacroix as their hunt for a new defender goes on.

The Blues could do with strengthening at the back this summer, and Lacroix looks a promising young player who could give them an upgrade on unconvincing performers like Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen, plus a long-term replacement for the ageing Thiago Silva.

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According to Sky Sports, Lacroix is being eyed up by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel as a possible alternative to bigger names like Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane.

The report explains that Lacroix could leave Wolfsburg for around £26million, which could certainly end up being a bargain for the highly-rated 21-year-old.

Lacroix has impressed in the Bundesliga and the Frenchman may well feel it’s now time for him to move on and prove himself at a bigger club.

Chelsea have an eye on Maxence Lacroix after his fine form for Wolfsburg

Chelsea fans will no doubt be keen to see their club have another strong transfer window after they showed their ambition with a busy summer last year.

The west London giants don’t look too far away now from being genuine Premier League title contenders, but a signing like Lacroix could be important to give them more depth and quality in defence.

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  1. Could be a perfect signing for the blues and right long term future replacement for Thiago Silva

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