Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Everton defender Lucas Digne during the January transfer window.
The Blues currently have Ben Chilwell on the sidelines with a knee injury, but may not return until mid-January.
Marcos Alonso has struggled at left wing-back in Chilwell’s absence while there is no other specialist for the role.
According to The Athletic, the Blues could make a winter bid for Digne, who was recently dropped by Rafa Benitez.
The Frenchman had a fall-out with the manager last week, and he was axed from the matchday squad against Arsenal.
Digne had an disagreement over the club’s defensive and counter-attacking approach that hampers his playing style.
The defender likes to play an attacking brand of football, and he is also frustrated after being taken off set-pieces.
There are suggestions that he could be sold in January, and it now appears the Blues could line up a transfer bid.
Digne is contracted until the summer of 2025. The Toffees may want to recoup the entire £20m fee paid to Barcelona.