The Blues are prioritizing Sevilla center-back Jules Kounde, but they are also considering alternatives such as Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez.
Chelsea could also try to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe, who was named as the latest name on their radar in a Goal report.
Kimpembe is only 26 years old, but he has plenty of top-flight experience, having been a regular in the PSG first team since the 2016/17 season.
The France international has made over 200 appearances for PSG in total, winning five Ligue 1 titles and other major honors in his career so far.
Kounde may be making more headlines in terms of transfer gossip columns at the moment, but Kimpembe could be another smart addition to Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
With Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen both out of contract this summer, it makes sense that CFC will be prioritizing signings in defense.