According to multiple reports, Chelsea are set to make two defensive additions on deadline day. The first is Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso from Fiorentina in a deal reportedly worth £23 million. According to the Guardian:
Negotiations have been continuing for days, with Fiorentina expected to accept a renewed offer for the 25-year-old. Alonso is understood to have agreed personal terms and is keen on a return to the Premier League.
The other defensive addition is reportedly set to be former Chelsea centre-back David Luiz, who left the blues for PSG back in 2014 for a record £50 million, the highest fee ever paid for a defender. Current Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has reportedly given the green light for the club to make a move to bring the Brazilian back for around £32 million.
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Conte has made no secret of his desire to sign a new Centre-back for the blues having had bids rejected for both Kalidou Koulibaly and Alessio Romagnoli by Napoli and Milan respectively.
A left-back has also been a priority for Chelsea this summer having sent Baba Rahman out on loan to Schalke and with winger-cum-left-back Kenedy having joined Watford on loan too, Chelsea are severely short of cover for first-choice Cesar Azpilicueta.
The Marcos Alonso deal is set to be confirmed soon, with the left abck having already completed a medical in West London and agreed personal terms with the club. The David Luiz deal is set to run a lot closer to the 11pm deadline tonight as the player is yet to agree terms and complete a medical. All the signs point to an exciting day for Chelsea fans at least.