Chelsea & Man City identify Everton’s Lucas Digne as a potential left-back target – ESPN

A recent report has linked Everton’s Lucas Digne with some top Premier League clubs.

Digne’s Everton stint

Lucas Digne has been on Everton’s books since 2018.

The Frenchman joined the Toffees from Spanish giants FC Barcelona for a fee believed to be just over £18m.

And the Lille youth product has since gone on to cement himself as an integral member of Everton’s backline.

All told, Digne has notched 70 appearances across all competitions for the Merseyside outfit, in which he has scored 5 and assisted 12.

The 26-year-old combines a solid defensive work rate with killer attacking instinct, making him one of the top full-backs currently plying their trade in the English top-flight.

Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (L) greets Chelsea’s English head coach Frank Lampard (R) ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on November 23, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Chelsea & Man City eyeing Digne

As a result, it isn’t too much of a shock to see Digne being linked with some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.

According to ESPN, both Manchester City and Chelsea are expressing an interest in the defender.

It is claimed that the duo view the Everton man as a potential solution to their problems at left-back.

This makes a fair bit of sense, as the left-hand side of their respective backlines represents an area of weakness at both City and Chelsea.

Marcos Alonso’s characteristically poor defensive showing on Wednesday vs West Ham will no doubt have reinforced Chelsea’s desire to improve that spot in the summer, whilst Manchester City are struggling to get consistently positive displays from the likes of Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

ESPN also add that both clubs see Digne as an alternative to Leicester’s Ben Chilwell.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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