Chelsea determined to sign €20m-rated Premier League defender

Chelsea have entered the battle to add Rayan Ait-Nouri. The Wolves defender is a man in demand this summer as the London giants look to snap him up as a direct replacement for Alonso. Man City are another team keen on securing the services of U21 France international, who is tipped to move to a bigger team this summer.

The Blues are braced to lose Marcos in the summer transfer window. The Spaniard has been closely linked with a move to Barcelona, with the defender even agreeing on personal terms with the Catalan giants.

His possible exit could create a massive void in the left wing-back department, effectively leaving Chilwell as the only recognised option in the position. Ben is coming on the back of a long spell on the sidelines as well, which has accentuated the need for a new defender this summer.

That is where Ait-Nouri comes into the fray for the Blues, having established himself as one of the most exciting footballers in the position in the PL, thanks to his fantastic displays with Wolverhampton. Since joining Wolves from Angers in 2020, Rayan has racked up over 50 competitive games for Wolverhampton.

His attacking prowess and ability to make darting runs out wide have raised many eyebrows within the PL. With nine goal involvements, the 21-year-old defender has also backed up his skillset quite well. The French defender’s displays have not gone unnoticed, with the Blues among the teams interested in securing his services.