Denzel Dumfries, a star for the Netherlands, has acknowledged Chelsea’s interest but says he is only thinking about Inter Milan and his current club, the Netherlands.
While Thomas Tuchel was still in charge at Stamford Bridge, it was reported that the Blues were considering a move for the wing-back during the summer transfer window to replace Reece James.
As Aaron Wan-Bissaka was not in the manager’s plans, Manchester United was also said to be interested. Erik ten Hag was still looking to add another right-back option.
Dumfries has had a standout World Cup in Qatar, scoring a goal and dishing out two assists in the Netherlands’ 3-1 victory over the United States to advance the team to the quarterfinals.
After the game, when asked about Chelsea’s interest, he told The Athletic that it was a compliment of course.
However, wearing a Nerazzurri shirt is also a huge compliment.
He plays for a stunning Italian club and is committed to the national team. He is only concerned with the national team and Inter because he is so proud of his ability to play for Inter.
During the summer, Chelsea contacted Juventus about a transfer for Matthijs de Ligt, a native of Dumfries.
The former Ajax star instead signed a £68 million deal to join Bayern Munich, and the center-half revealed on Saturday that despite the Blues’ inquiry, there were no serious talks with them.
De Ligt replied in the affirmative, but he wasn’t involved because Bayern was in mind.
Although he didn’t feel it was particularly close, perhaps the clubs did. He didn’t talk to them this summer, to be completely honest.
Many rumors circulated that weren’t true.
Bayern is fantastic, he continued. There, he appears to be having fun. After many months, it feels familiar.
He feels that the way he performed with Bayern gave him the chance to play in the opening World Cup match, so he feels like he made the right choice and is very content there.