Chelsea are interested in signing impressive Wolves full-back Rayan Ait-Nouri in the summer transfer window, according to a fresh rumour.
The Lowdown: Ait-Nouri shines for Wolves
The 21-year-old has emerged as one of Wanderers’ best young players in recent years, producing a string of commanding performances last season.
Ait-Nouri started 20 matches in the Premier League in 2021/22, averaging a team-high 2.8 tackles per game and also providing attacking thrust from his left wing-back role, completing nearly two take-ons per match.
The Frenchman is now being linked with a move away from Molineux, however, which is a concern.
The Latest: Chelsea keen on move
According to The Daily Mail, Chelsea are eyeing up Ait-Nouri as a potential summer target, seeing him as someone who could replace the likely outgoing Marcos Alonso.
The youngster does still have four years remaining on his current Wolves deal, however, so the Blues would likely have to submit a huge bid to prise him away.
The Verdict: Would be a big blow
Given Ait-Nouri’s potential, the thought of Wolves losing him now is grim. At a point where Bruno Lage is looking to build a formidable side for the long-term, selling a promising 21 year-old would be hugely damaging.
The defender has impressed so much for Wanderers, producing performances far more mature than his tender years and being hailed as ‘fantastic’ by his manager.
It remains to be seen if Ait-Nouri’s head is turned by this potential interest from top four clubs – Manchester City are also mentioned in the report – but the hope is that he sees his future at Wolves, for the time being at least.
In other news, Wolves have been linked with a move for a defender. Find out who it is here.
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