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Ben Chilwell’s only competition? Chelsea eyes Ferland Mendy for January!

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The recent report from the transfer portal Fichajes.net suggests Chelsea have identified Ferland Mendy as a key target in the January transfer window.

 

The London club are considering a reinforcement in the left back as well as creating healthy competition in the defence overall.

 

Why the search? There are two impending concerns for Mauricio Pochettino, which could see Ben Chilwell as the only left back in the defence.

 

Firstly, there’s the talk of a potential departure of Ian Maatsen from the club in January, even though there’s been no concrete report surrounding his transfer to another club.

 

Secondly, Marc Cucurella has not lived up to the expectations one would expect of him. This puts the team in dire need of signing a re-enforcement that could bring competition.

 

The quest for an unavailable option

Ferland Mendy has seen ups and downs throughout his career at Real Madrid, mainly due to injuries, which has been behind the bulk of his absence from the first team.

 

Lately, the Frenchman has been linked with a potential move away from the club. However, the defender is reportedly willing to stay at Real Madrid beyond the summer of 2024.

 

Chelsea, on the other hand, needs the experience the Frenchman could bring to the team, especially as they struggle to find their footing in the Premier League.

 

There is still a twist in the future of Mendy. Even though he is interested in extending his stay at Real Madrid, the situation at the Santiago Bernabeu has changed and indications he could be on the move.

 

Ferland Mendy is valued at around 20 million euros by Transfermarkt with a contract which expires in the summer of 2025.

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