TWO centre-backs could top Chelsea's summer shopping list amid links to Jules Kounde and Matthijs de Ligt.
But Newcastle are also keen on Sevilla star Kounde, while Juventus might want Blues striker Timo Werner in part-exchange for De Ligt.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims Chelsea WILL sign a couple of new central defenders and make a 'final decision' on Levi Colwill's Blues future.
Romano reckons Leicester, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Nottingham Forest have 'asked for' Colwill, 19, who impressed on loan at Huddersfield last season.
Kounde, though, heads the transfer talk around Stamford Bridge.
The France star's £65million-plus valuation is thought to have scared off cash-strapped Barcelona.
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But just when Chelsea seemed runaway favourites to land the 23-year-old, it has been suggested Newcastle regard him as the potential icing on the cake in their summer spree.
Left-back Matt Targett and England keeper Nick Pope have already arrived at St James' Park this close season.
But Chelsea can offer Kounde Champions League football after Arsenal were previously said to be interested in the ex-Bordeaux starlet.
It's also understood the Blues are eying a player-plus-cash move for Holland hero De Ligt.
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However, new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is a long-term admirer of the 22-year-old.
De Ligt, capped 38 times, heightened speculation he could depart Juve by admitting he might reject a new contract offer beyond 2024.
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