Chelsea considering making move for Lens defender Jonathan Clauss

Clauss may be considered as a replacement for James.

Chelsea are considering making a move for Lens defender Jonathan Clauss.

Clauss was recently added to the France national team and made four appearances. The right-back has been linked with some top clubs around Europe.

As per reports of La Voix du Nord, the Blues are now interested in signing Clauss as they look to provide increased competition for Reece James.

The 29-year-old has spent little time during his career playing top-flight football but has now become a regular for France ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Clauss is not regular at Chelsea and he finds it difficult to cement a regular starting place in Tuchel’s XI. The German has been known to rotate his team a fair amount throughout the season.

According to the Daily Mail, the 29-year-old defender may be considered as a replacement for James, who has been linked with a move to Manchester City and Real Madrid this summer. The England international is yet to sign a new deal at the club, so Chelsea may be eyeing a new right-back in case James decides to leave the club.

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