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Inter Milan set asking price for Chelsea and Manchester United target Denzel Dumfries

Inter Milan set asking price for Denzel Dumfries amid interest abroad

Inter Milan have slapped a hefty price tag on Denzel Dumfries amid interest from Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester United.

According to Calciomercato, the Italian giants have no interest in letting the Dutchman leave in the January market, but they know they may not be able to fend off interest next summer.

Dumfries was part of Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands squad that reached the World Cup quarter-finals in Qatar before crashing out in a fierce battle with Argentina.

The 26-year-old was an ever-present figure in the tournament, making five appearances where he contributed a goal and two assists, all of which came in their round of 16 tie against the United States.

Having been eliminated from the competition, Dumfries is set to return to the San Siro and Inter expect him to finish the season with the club.

While Inter have resolved to keep him beyond January, they have indicated that only a fee of around €50-60 million will be enough to force them into a sale next summer.

Chelsea have long been linked with a move for Dumfries as they look to strengthen their options at right back with Reece James struggling with injuries and Cesar Azpilicueta ageing.

The defender had previously described speculation linking him with a move to London as a ‘compliment’, but insisted he is happy with the Nerazzurri.

While their efforts to include Dumfries in Inter’s deal to re-sign Romelu Lukaku on loan failed last summer, the Blues remain undeterred in their quest to sign the Dutchman.

However, they will face competition from Premier League rivals United, who have also been credited with an interest in Dumfries.

United are keen to provide cover for Diogo Dalot at right-back while simultaneously looking to offload out-of-favour Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who they have already offered to AS Roma.

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