Chelsea might have completed their first signing of a defender Attila Szalai, MySportDab reports.
The Blues have been heavily linked with the Fenerbahce defender over recent weeks amid talk of an imminent move which is set to happen.
Attila Szalai move to Chelsea has been confirmed as a done deal by Hungary national team coach.
Attila Szalai to Stamford Bridge has been building over recent weeks, and Hungary coach Marco Rossi claims that a January deal has been agreed upon.
The 23-year-old who recently moved to Fenerbahce during the winter window in 2021 could be set for another move just after 12 months to a bigger team.
Here Is What He Told Calciomercato:
“It’s hard to name just one player, but right now I see very well Attila Szalai, who plays for Fenerbahce, but I think he is joining Chelsea.
“Clearly, he has been followed by important clubs in Spain, but apparently his move to Chelsea is a done deal. He would be a great player also for Italian football.”
Thomas Tuchel is eager to add more signing to the defensive position with the likes of Andreas Christensen, Rudiger, Silva and Azpilicueta currently on their last few months.
More than one defender are likely to leave with contract situation still not looking good with talks delaying as no development has been made.
Attila Szalai could be one of those players who replace either of them as Chelsea will also be digging deep into the transfer market for more defenders.
They are also linked with a move for Jules Kounde who almost joined them during the summer window transfer deadline day.
Pau Torres, Marquinhos and Niklas Sule are amongst list of defenders Thomas Tuchel is looking to sign when the winter window opens for business.
For now Attila Szalai might be the first name to be unveiled with his national team coach confirming the deal is already completed.