Faouzi Ghoulam

Chelsea could be in the hunt for Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam, who is set to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires, according to Calciomercato.

Marcos Alonso remains our only natural option at left-wing-back with the club having failed to draft in competition for the Spaniard during the summer transfer window. Kenedy is able to deputise in emergencies, but that is hardly ideal.

Could Ghoulam be the answer? Calciomercato seem to think so. They report that he had been expected to extend his deal with Napoli, but that is now looking unlikely and he will instead depart at the season’s end.

Calciomercato believe that Premier League champions Chelsea are in the running to land the Algerian, but Juventus will provide them with stern competition.

This looks like a realistic opportunity for the Blues to land a very good player and not spend a penny. Let’s hope our interest is genuine.

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