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Could Dest cover for the injured Ben Chilwell at Chelsea?

Ben Chilwell has been a key player for Chelsea this season, but he will miss the remainder of the campaign with an ACL injury and that could see the Blues make a move for Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest in the January transfer window.

The England left-back suffered the injury in Chelsea's Champions League group-stage win against Juventus in November.

Now, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel could be tempted into making a move in January for Chilwell's replacement.

Who's on Chelsea's radar?

With Chelsea relying heavily on Chilwell and Reece James as their full-back options, it has left them short of cover, with Marcos Alonso the chosen replacement to fill the gap left by Chilwell.

Tuchel will want more back-up on the flank to cover Alonso. Cesar Azpilicueta can cover all across Chelsea's defensive line, but it is likely that news of Chilwell undergoing surgery for his injury will force the German manager into making a move in January.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has linked Chelsea with Sergino Dest, as well as Everton's Lucas Digne and Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico.

Barcelona have made no secret about their desire to sell Dest and this opportunity at Chelsea could turn out to be ideal for the Catalan club, who will want to raise funds to give Xavi Hernandez the opportunity to build a squad in his own image.

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