Chelsea eyeing move for highly-rated Ajax pair

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Chelsea are reportedly prepared to make bids for Ajax duo Nicolas Tagliafico and Andre Onana.

After regular poor form in defence throughout the most recent season, Frank Lampard is eager to make significant changes during the summer transfer window.

While Atletico Madrid stopper, Jan Oblak and Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell have both been rumoured with a move to Stamford Bridge, their respective valuations are believed to be out of the Blues price range.

According to The Mirror, that has increased the chances of the West London club moving for Tagliafico and Onana before the beginning of the new campaign.

Should they be able to reach agreements for the pair, the Blues would effectively be saving in excess of £100m when taking into consideration what they would need to pay for Chilwell and Oblak.

The Premier League outfit are no strangers to holding talks with their Dutch giants Ajax counterparts, having already secured the services of Hakim Ziyech from them this year.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are reportedly plotting £27m for Getafe’s key player Marc Cucurella.

The 21-year-old, who recently signed a permanent contract with the La Liga outfit from Barcelona, impressed in the 2019-20 season as he registered one goal and provided assists in 37 appearances.