Chelsea want to sign a defender before loaning Chalobah to Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri are working on the Chalobah deal before they sign Acerbi. The English defender can play in all three positions in the back three and can slot in as a defensive midfielder as well. So he will be able to back up several positions and help Inter in rotating various players. The Blues are waiting to sign a defender first, as they need to improve their defense which looks thin after the departure of Rudiger and Christensen.
The Nerazzurri are only willing to sign Chalobah on a loan deal. The Blues are ready to agree to this deal, but they need some time to sign a center-back. The Nerazzurri do not have enough time as Acerbi is waiting for his loan move to Inter. The Italian defender is ready to cut down his wages and play under Simone Inzaghi once again. But Inter Milan sees Chalobah as a better alternative since he can cover various positions and is still young.
Chelsea want to sign a defender before loaning out Trevoh Chalobah
The Blues are keen to sign Fofana from Leicester City as their next center-back. However, the Foxes are not willing to sell the defender and are asking a huge amount for him. The player wants to move to Stamford Bridge, but Leicester City do not want to lose him. Hence, Chelsea are taking some time to sort out their transfers as the window is coming to an end. Inter might have to contend with Acerbi, who is more than willing to play for them.
Both Chelsea and Inter Milan have done lots of business recently, and they could be involved in another one. Inter Milan need one more defender to give Inzaghi some options for this long season.