The Telegraph have reported that Chelsea are looking to make a £22.4 million bid for Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is intent on signing a new left-back during the summer window, although the financial impact due to the coronavirus pandemic will affect transfer business for clubs across the world.
The Blues have previously been linked with a move for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell, but the Englishman’s £40m valuation has reportedly led to Lampard withdrawing his interest in the 23-year-old defender.
The Telegraph claims, Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico would be a cheaper option for the West Londoners for a fee of just £22.4m.
The Argentine’s agent recently confirmed that the left-back would seek pastures new this summer.
The 27-year-old defender has contributed three goals and four assists during the 2019-20 Eredivisie season.
Tagliafico will see his current at the Dutch outfit expire at the end of next season.