Chelsea 'to battle it out with Inter for Lazio's Francesco Acerbi'

Chelsea ‘interested in veteran Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi’… but club face competition from former boss Antonio Conte and Inter Milan

  • Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi is a transfer target for Chelsea and Inter Milan
  • The veteran centre back has impressed in a successful campaign for Lazio
  • The Blues and Inter are set to battle it out for his signature in summer window
  • Acerbi’s current contract at Lazio is set to run through until June 2023 
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Chelsea could enter a bidding war with Inter Milan with both clubs eyeing up a move for Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi, according to reports in Italy.

The veteran centre back as been the cornerstone to Simone Inzaghi’s side this season that has seen Lazio mount a monumental title challenge, leaving them a point adrift of Juventus before the coronavirus called a halt to proceedings.

And his performances have not gone unnoticed with Frank Lampard set to rival former Blues boss Antonio Conte for his signature, according to FCInterNews.It via Football Italia.

Chelsea and Inter Milan could enter a bidding war to sign Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi

The 32-year-old still has some years left on his current deal, which is set to expire in June 2023.

A move could also be on the horizon, however, after Acerbi recently changed agents, enlisting the help of Federico Pastorello, who also represents Inter star Romelu Lukaku.

Acerbi has made 24 appearances in the Serie A this season, scoring two goals in the process.

Frank Lampard is set to rival ex-Blues boss Antonio Conte (pictured) for the Italian’s signature

Lampard is also looking to bolster his squad in other areas of the pitch.

He is reportedly lining up a £85million move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey and is also interested in a move for Porto left back Alex Telles.

Earlier this month Porto reportedly told Chelsea they must pay £40million for Telles.

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