Premier League giants Manchester City are reportedly interested in trying to sign Reece James from Chelsea.
Moreover, Spanish giants Real Madrid are also eyeing James as a transfer target.
The 22-year-old has become a vital player at Stamford Bridge since a first-team breakthrough from the academy, so it’s no surprise to hear some of Europe’s top flight turning to him.
The future of Chelsea has been a major talking point over the past two days after owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government, leading to restrictions being imposed on the club itself.
However, the Blues have reportedly been given the green light by the government to proceed with their plans to sell to new owners. Abramovich won’t be able to profit from a takeover, however.
Chelsea must keep James
James, who still has more than three years left on his contract to keep him at Bridge until 2025, cannot be allowed to go anywhere.
He is a childhood Blues supporter who is now living his dream in the first team.
The right-back was a rival to Walker from Man City when the pair joined England, and there are plenty of similarities in their style.
For James, his game continues to develop to make him a key attacking weapon in Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea XI. He has already scored six goals and seven assists in 26 appearances in all competitions this season.
There’s no reason he can’t find a full-back spot at Chelsea for the next decade.