The battle for Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier could intensify, with the London giants reportedly hunting for the defender. Man United are also very interested in bringing England international back to Premier League.
The Blues have been keeping an eye on the market for right-backs this summer, with the German manager keen to bolster that side of the pitch. Thomas Tuchel wants to add to the current quality after winning the UCL and feels the Blues are somewhat short at right wing-back.
Reece James is the just viable option currently on the ranks at Chelsea, as Cesar Azpilicueta is considered a mainstay in central defence. The Blues were previously linked with a big-money move for Achraf Hakimi, but the Moroccan right-back has moved to PSG in recent days, leaving the hunt open for Chelsea.
Other names include Joakim Maehle of Atalanta and Kieran’s Atletico teammate Marcos Llorente, who has played plenty of matches in a full-back position. However, Trippier could become an important target for the Blues in the coming days, although the competition from Man United could prove to be problematic.
The Englishman had a great season at Atletico Madrid, winning the La Liga. With England at UEFA Euro 2020, the defender has played an important role for the national team so far, which has only led to more speculation regarding his future.
Trippier could be interested in making a return to the PL. Chelsea and Man United could be attractive destinations for the English defender, given that both clubs are expected to challenge on all fronts next campaign.