Layvin Kurzawa

The seemingly unsolved situation regarding left-backs at Chelsea are set to provide even more of a dilemma for the Blues next season.

Marcos Alonso has had a solid season for the Blues but the likes of Alex Sandro have been heavily linked to replace the Spaniard in the team.

Chelsea failed in multiple attempts to lure the Brazilian to Stamford Bridge, instead signing Sandro’s compatriot Emerson Palmieri from Roma on January transfer deadline day.

However, Emerson has been given rare opportunities to compete with Alonso although he did start in the match against Burnley on Thursday night.

Ashley Cole
Chelsea have struggled to find a consistent replacement for club legend Ashley Cole at left-back. Ian Walton/Getty Images

With no certainty as to who will be the club’s long term left-sided defender, another name has been thrown into the hat.

TalkSport reports that Chelsea and Tottenham will fight it out in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain’s Layvin Kurzawa. Manchester United are also reported to make a move for the Frenchman with concerns over Luke Shaw’s future at Old Trafford.

Kurzawa, 25, has been an ever emerging force at the Parc des Princes and would be an excellent coup for Chelsea, especially beating rivals in a potential signing.

Reports from French news outlet RMC via TalkSport state that PSG won’t sell Kurzawa for any price less than £22m. In the current market this fee shouldn’t be a problem for Chelsea.

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