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Chelsea lining up move for Lorenzo Insigne as Italy forward nears end of contract with Napoli

Chelsea ‘lining up move for Lorenzo Insigne’ as Italy forward nears end of contract with Napoli…while Thomas Tuchel looks to offload misfiring Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech

  • Chelsea want to sign Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne, according to a report
  • Insigne starred in Italy’s run to win the European Championship this summer
  • He  has run down his contract with Napoli and will be available for free next June
  • Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech are likely to depart Chelsea next summer 


Chelsea are eyeing up Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne.

Insigne, who starred in Italy’s run to win the European Championship this summer,  has spent the majority of his career at boyhood club Napoli, only leaving for a few loan spells at the start of his football journey.

But the forward has run down his contract with the club and will be available for free from next June unless he thrashes out a new deal.

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has caught the attention of Chelsea, according to a report

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel is interested in signing Insigne, according to Fichajes.com

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel is interested in signing Insigne, according to Fichajes.com

And Chelsea are looking to take advantage of the situation, according to Fichajes.com. 

Coach Thomas Tuchel has worked miracles with the club since succeeding Frank Lampard last January but despite a busy summer which saw him land Romelu Lukaku, he is still not entirely happy with his squad.

Misfiring striker Timo Werner is set to leave while Hakim Ziyech has also struggled to settle since moving from Ajax and is poised to be moved on.

The twin departures would make room for Insigne, who has powered Napoli’s explosive start to the Serie A season.

Hakim Ziyech has struggled at Chelsea and could leave the club, making way for Insigne

Hakim Ziyech has struggled at Chelsea and could leave the club, making way for Insigne 

Timo Werner has also failed to live up to expectations since joining and could leave too

Timo Werner has also failed to live up to expectations since joining and could leave too

Insigne has scored twice and provided three assists as Napoli have won all six of their opening league games to go top of the Italian standings.   

Tuchel is facing his most difficult spell since taking charge of Chelsea following successive 1-0 defeats to Manchester City and Juventus.

But his side have the chance to return to winning ways when they host winless Southampton on Saturday. 

Lorenzo has played a key role in Napoli's remarkable run of six straight Serie A wins this term

Lorenzo has played a key role in Napoli’s remarkable run of six straight Serie A wins this term

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