HITC: Chelsea join Bayern Munich in race for Milan star with two sales possible

By Oliver Fisher -

Chelsea are the latest team to show an interest in signing Theo Hernandez from AC Milan as they plan to overhaul the position, a report claims.

According to a report from HITC, Chelsea’s new head coach Enzo Maresca prefers using full-backs that can invert (push infield) and that could mean that Ben Chilwell and/or Marc Cucurella depart, because they are ‘willing to let both players leave’.

The management are thus looking for players that fit the new manager’s style more and Theo Hernandez is a player that has emerged as one that the Blues ‘hugely admire’ and ‘internally feel would be an ideal fit’.

The Frenchman has two-years left on his current deal and Milan want to extend his contract, but the report adds that Bayern Munich are looking at him to replace Alphonso Davies, who is ‘expected to join Real Madrid at some point in the next 12 months’.

Ahead of Euro 2024, where he is featuring for France, Theo set alarm bells ringing by admitting his future is a bit up in the air: “I’m focused on the European Championship. Whether I’ll stay at AC Milan or not, we’ll see later.”

Inter’s Federico Dimarco, Stade Brest’s Bradley Locko and Bournemouth’s Milos Kerkez are also on Chelsea’s list, because they are aware how expensive a move for Theo would be.

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8 Comments

  1. Cucurella is playing a fantastic Euro and has been great all season. Why would any club say they are willing to sell this guy? This news smells of b.s.

  2. I would swap immediately Theo for Cuccurella and 30-40m cash. I think with Leao playing left and with Reijnders hopefully moved in the left half space as n8, we would benefit for a more defensive left back.
    Cuccurella is very strong and still decent with the ball. Versatile player that can also play in a back 3. Milan needs to find balance.

    1. I’m sure every player that goes there has many millions of reasons for their choice.

      I’d understand Theo wanting PSG, Man City or Madrid. I’d lose all respect if he went to Chelsea.

    2. Bear in mind that prior to Abrahamovic’s departure (which only happened 2 years ago), Chelsea was a powerhouse in the Premier League and also a strong European side (they won the UCL in 2021 and honestly they always seem more likely that us to lift an European trophy).
      So aside from the wages that are pretty attractive, you could say that many players see Chelsea as a big European club who can soon enough be back to be competitive.
      And honestly, even right now they do seem to be more ambitious than us. If a player’s fate is to end up in a club that won’t win anything, might as well go for the richer club that at least “pretends” they’re trying to win something.

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