There are two weeks until the Premier League season recommences and Chelsea still have plenty of work to do in the transfer window.
The Blues have managed to sign Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Kouilbaly, however, they only mask what has been a frustrating couple of months for the club.
Todd Bohley has been left disappointed in his pursuit of several key targets with the likes of Raphinia and Jules Koundé both turning down the west Londoners to instead join Barcelona.
Thomas Tuchel is also growing restless, suggesting that his team are underprepared for the start of the new campaign following their 4-0 pre-season defeat to Arsenal.
Now, as they look to secure more new recruits, the two-time European champions have turned to two Inter Milan defenders.
Chelsea consider Škriniar-Dumfries move
According to the Italian outlet Tuttosport, Chelsea are considering the possibility of moving for Inter Milan duo Milan Škriniar and Denzel Dumfries.
In regards to Škriniar, Inter had been working on a deal to sell the defender to Paris Saint-Germain.
The French club started talks with great optimism about landing him, however, PSG now believe that the latest impasse in talks is significant and could even spell the end of their pursuit.
But now, enter Chelsea, with the intermediary Paolo Busardò trying to understand whether a move could be possible.
Big news is soon expected as to whether Škriniar could end up at Stamford Bridge.
Inter Milan are waiting for an offer to arrive and would be ready to sell the Slovakian for around €70 million.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are also on the hunt for another full-back with César Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso expected to join Barcelona.
As for Dumfries, an offer of around €45 million would be enough, although, after talks for Romelu Lukaku, Inter may need to lower their demands and meet Chelsea’s expectations this time around.