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Chelsea boss Tuchel shopping from 3-man defensive shortlist

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is working off a three-man shortlist as he seeks a centre-half signing.

That's according to Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who says Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is on the three-man centre-back shortlist.

He he has stated that Chelsea are also keeping tabs on Manchester City ace Nathan Ake and Sevilla's defensive stalwart Jules Kounde.

Romano tweeted: "Chelsea are genuinely interested in Matthijs de Ligt, confirmed.

"Juve will ask for a big fee as they're discussing to extend Matthijs' contract, but still no full agreement.

"De Ligt is appreciated by Thomas Tuchel - part of the list with Koundé and Nathan Ake."

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