Chelsea determined to sign €60m-rated Slovakian defender

The London giants are in the market for new centre-backs, with the German tactician keen on adding more quality to the side. Chelsea are particularly looking at two Inter Milan footballers in Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni, both being recommended by new addition Romelu Lukaku.

The Belgian centre-forwards had spent two years at San Siro with the two centre-backs, notably winning the Scudetto last campaign. It is apparent they are highly rated, not only like Romelu but by most European teams, though the report does suggest that it would be difficult to snap them up from the Nerazzurri.

Inter Milan have already lost two-star footballers in the summer and will be keen on avoiding further blows in the market. Bastoni and Milan Skriniar, in particular, are vital cogs in the Italian club’s defensive unit and a major part of one of Europe’s strongest defensive duos consisting of them and Stefan de Vrij.

It paves the way for either Bastoni or Milan Skriniar to become a vital cog to Thomas Tuchel’s defensive unit, although the former could be a much more sensible investment due to his age and skills.

But at the same time, Bastoni is likely to cost a fortune, having enjoyed immense success during his time at San Siro so far, including a Serie A trophy.  Therefore, both of them could be exciting signings to the Blues side that missed out on their pursuit of top target Jules Kounde late in the transfer window.