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Transfer News: Highly-Rated French Defender Attracting Interest

Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United could miss out on French youngster Lucas Digne with Real Madrid now favourites to land the Lille starlet.

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Chelsea and Manchester United could miss out on Lucas Digne.

Lucas Digne

Chelsea and Manchester United could miss out on youngster Lucas Digne with Real Madrid now favourites to land the Lille ace, according to talkSPORT.

The French left back has become one of Ligue 1’s most highly-rated defenders after breaking into the Lille first team squad last season.

The 19-year-old is now considered first choice under boss Rudi Garcia and has made an encouraging start to the new season during his twelve appearances so far.

Digne’s impressive form has alerted Chelsea and Manchester United with both Roberto Di Matteo and Sir Alex Ferguson keen on the youngster.

However, talkSPORT claim the Premier League duo could miss out on the talented defender after Real Madrid made their move to sign the teenager in January.

Jose Mourinho is currently facing something of an injury crisis at left back with both Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao currently out through injury, and the Portuguese boss wants to add to his defensive options in the New Year.

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The report claims Madrid have already contacted Lille about the possibility of signing Digne when the window re-opens in January, stealing a march on their English rivals.

Do Chelsea and Man Utd fans think their club needs another young left back? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. Egypt moe

    October 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Im not totally convinced about bert defensively yet. I think this lille player could be less of a step down if cole decides to leave and if cole stays and we sign this defender then he could learn from the best. Personally i believe Cole has about 3 more years, if not more, at a top level, defensively.

  2. Emmanuel Banjo

    October 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I think cole will still stay with blue,but if his go to another club,management should leave him alone and look for another player dat can play his role.Blue all way on top.

  3. Babatunde Wasiu

    October 25, 2012 at 3:44 am

    I think cole should give another two instead of one year to keep at stanford bridge till 2015.

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