Chelsea to make move for Newcastle captain?

Date published: Thursday 22nd February 2018 11:40

Chelsea are monitoring Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles, according to the London Evening Standard.

The Standard’s Simon Johnson reports that Chelsea are certain to add another central defender to their squad this summer, with doubts over David Luiz and Gary Cahill.

Johnson says that Chelsea have been a fan of Lascelles since 2016, and were impressed with his maturity during Newcastle’s relegation season.

Since then, Lascelles has stepped up his game further and become Rafael Benitez’s perfect disciple on the pitch. Is there an English central defender currently performing better?

Chelsea also want to add English players to their squad, making a move for Lascelles pretty logical if they can get him for a reasonable transfer fee.

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