Sources told ESPN that Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel is considering reshaping his defense, negotiating a deal to re-sign Nathan A.
Chelsea are in the market for at least two center-backs after losing Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudigar on a free transfer between Barcelona and Real Madrid.
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Stamford Bridge are interested in Juventus defender Matthias de Ligt and Sevilla’s Jules Conte, but are in the lead in talks with Manchester City.
Sources told ESPN that the 27-year-old will return to Chelsea, where he dropped out of the ranks after joining a 15-year-old boy from Feyenoord.
After playing a temporary spell at Reading and Watford before the end of the third loan at Bournemouth, AK played just 17 games for Chelsea, moving to the South Coast permanently in 2017.
The Netherlands international started just 19 games in all competitions for City last season and are believed to be looking for more regular first-team action.
AK is under contract until 2025 and the two clubs have not yet agreed to a fee, but sources told ESPN that talks are underway with City, who are ready to release the player. A source said Citi is asking for about £ 50 million for AK.
Walking de ligt seems more complicated and expensive. The Bengals need 75 meters for Juventus de Ligt, who are expected to like Bayern Munich. Like Manchester United, Chelsea are keeping an eye on the situation.
Chelsea have been eyeing Konde for months, and La Liga club Price almost agreed to sign the 23-year-old last year before signing the 80-meter release clause.
That figure has dropped to around € 60m more add-ons again, but Chelsea have so far come up with options that match that estimate. Barcelona are also interested in Konde but the offer has been postponed due to the club’s financial difficulties.