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Chelsea are interested in signing Bundesliga defender

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Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Wolfsburg defender Maxence Lacroix this summer. The Frenchman has caught the attention of Thomas Tuchel with his impressive performances in the Bundesliga this season.

Lacroix joined Wolfsburg from Sochaux last summer on a four-year deal, and the German outfit are now looking to sign him to a long-term deal worth more money, having already qualified for the UEFA Champions League for next season.

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However, Sky Germany reported last week that Lacroix has already turned down two contract offers from Wolfsburg. According to sky Sports, the Bundesliga side may be tempted to let the 21-year old leave this summer for a fee of around €30 million.

Chelsea are looking to bring in at least one defender in the summer and have also been linked to Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, but Lacroix offers the Blues a cheaper option.

The defender has also been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund but Wolfsburg sporting director Jorg Schmadtke was quick to shoot those rumours down. He told SportsBuzzer:

“This is new to me. There is no request. The only thing I can say on the matter is that the player still has a long contract with us. I don’t think they have the financial means to buy him out of his contract.”

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Lacroix has made 35 appearances this season and is widely regarded as one of the most promising centre-backs in Europe.

Chelsea will do well by signing the Frenchman as he could become a cornerstone of their defense for a long time given his age and quality.

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