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Chelsea eye Atletico raid to transform defence but deal faces key hurdle

Date published: Thursday 23rd July 2020 3:43 Chelsea are considering a move to sign Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez as they look to bring an end to their defensive frailties, according to a report. The Blues had conceded 49 Premier League goals before Wednesday’s clash with Liverpool, the worst record in the top 10. However, that number alarmingly rose to 54 at Anfield as the Reds triumphed in an eight-goal thriller. Antonio Rudiger endured a particularly tough night, often failing to keep up with Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has focused on attacking signings so far, bringing in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner. Indeed, reports claim he is after another attack-minded star in midfielder Kai Ha...