CHELSEA are tipped to bid big for Denzel Dumfries after Reece James’ latest injury woe.
James could be absent for another month due to his new knee problem.
And Sport Italia suggest Dumfries could be catapulted into top place on Chelsea chief Graham Potter’s wishlist for the January transfer window.
It’s claimed Blues’ co-owner Todd Boehly is not put off by Inter’s hefty asking price for the 26-year-old.
The Italian giants are said to want between £43m-£53m for the former PSV Eindhoven hero.
But a bigger complication could be rival interest from Dumfries’ fellow countryman Eric ten Hag.
Portugal ace Dalot might ponder his future in the summer despite his fine season for United.
And Wan-Bissaka’s only start for Ten Hag came on Sunday, with old club Crystal Palace thought to be interested.
Cesar Azpilicueta came back into the starting line-up as Chelsea were pegged back for a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest on New Year’s Day.