Chelsea plotting £20m approach for versatile Premier League defender

April 26, 2018

Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea will make a £20m approach for versatile West Ham United defender Arthur Masuaku during the summer transfer window, according to a report.

The 24-year-old who is playing as a full-back or on the left wing is also believed to have been monitored by Ligue 1 giants Monaco.

Tottenham Hotspur are the side showing the most interest for the 24-year-old defender, however, and The Sun reports that they will use the prospect of Champions League football to tempt the French full-back to make a move to Samford Bridge.

The 24-year-old defender has played 27-games in all competitions this campaign, and it is believed to have been targeted by the Spurs as a replacement for out-of-favour defender Danny Rose, who is wanted by Manchester United.

Should Tottenham be unsuccessful in their attempt to sign the ex-Olympiacos ace, the same report suggests that they will make a move for Southampton full-back Ryan Bertrand.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are in the market for a Victor Moses’s replacement and Musuaku seems to be an ideal candidate.