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Chelsea could miss out on highly rated defender as Juventus prepares bid

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Chelsea could miss out on highly rated defender as Juventus prepares bid.

Chelsea fc could miss out on signing 18-year-old Dynamo Kiev defender Ilya Zabarnyi this summer, as the serie A giants Juventus are very interested according the reports.

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Chelsea had previously been liked with the youngster, who impressed for Andriy Shevchenko’s Ukraine.

However, as per Tutto Mercato viaFootball . London, with Chelsea yet to seal the deal – Juventus could step in to secure the signature of the defender.

The German boss Thomas Tuchel is prioritising other names for the centre-back position, with Chelsea linked to Sevilla and France defender Jules Kounde, ex-Fulham defender Joachim Andersen and Wolfsburg’s Maxence Lacroix amongst others.

Kurt Zouma has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridgethis summer as Everton, Tottenham and AS Roma are all interested in the defender, whilst Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are yet to sign contract extensions in London.

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“Two or three (signings) could be very, very good. It’s a constant thing to never deny change; that you always bring new energy, new guys who question the old beliefs, who challenge everybody in the training and in matches, so I think it’s a good thing.” Thomas Tuchel said on summer acquisitions.

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