Exclusive: Chelsea have enquired about transfer of Serie A star, big name likely to be summer 2024 target

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Chelsea have enquired about the potential transfer of Inter Milan left-back Federico Dimarco, though he is expected to sign a new contract at the San Siro instead.

CaughtOffside understands Manchester City have also shown an interest in Dimarco, but it seems the Italy international will stay where he is, with a contract extension with his current club expected to be finalised soon.

This interest in a new left-back from Chelsea comes amid doubts over Ian Maatsen’s future, though there is more positive news on the future of Conor Gallagher in our report here.

Another Serie A-based player to watch for the Blues is Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, who is not expected to move in January but who looks likely to be a top target for the west London club in summer 2024.

Victor Osimhen in action for Napoli
Federico Dimarco in action for Italy

Osimhen is no closer to signing a new contract with Napoli, so that could present an opportunity to Chelsea and others, with Mauricio Pochettino surely in need of more quality in his attack.

Nicolas Jackson looks a promising young player but is probably not quite good enough yet, while Armando Broja only recently returned after a lengthy injury lay-off.

Osimhen could have other suitors soon as well, though, so it remains to be seen if Chelsea will end up being in pole position for the Nigeria international.

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