The transfer market is heating up and, this time, the three giants of the Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Chelsea, are prepared for a battle in search of Inter Milan right-back Denzel Dumfries.
Interest in the Dutch international has peaked this season. A report from Calciomercato reveals that Chelsea are in contention to secure the services of 27-year-old Dumfries. However, they will not be alone in this bid, as both Liverpool and Manchester United have also set their sights on the versatile full-back.
The big 3 of Europe who want to sign Dumfries
Dumfries made a name for himself at PSV Eindhoven before his move to Inter Milan in the summer of 2021, where he took on the challenge of filling the void left by Achraf Hakimi. Despite a mixed start to the 2022/23 season, he has regained his best form at the Italian club, contributing six goals in 12 games.
-Chelsea: This rebirth of Dumfries in Serie A has fueled the interest of Premier League clubs. Chelsea, despite having Reece James, sees Dumfries as a valuable addition, especially given James’ injury history. Competition on the side could be beneficial for the London team, which also has Malo Gusto.
-Manchester United: However, Chelsea are not the only ones interested in Dumfries. Manchester United are looking to strengthen their right flank, and coach Erik ten Hag sees a solution in the Dutchman. Despite having two quality right-backs, Ten Hag is dissatisfied with his production and longs to have Dumfries in his ranks.
-Liverpool: Liverpool, for their part, have been closely monitoring the Dutch international, attentive to the situation of Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose contract expires in 2025. However, the Reds will only take action if they fail to renew the contract with Alexander-Arnold, a situation that currently seems unlikely.
Competition for Denzel Dumfries promises to be intense, and his versatility and ability to strengthen the right flank make him a coveted asset in the Premier League transfer market. The fate of the Dutch full-back will be one of the prominent topics in the coming months.