Chelsea are reportedly among the clubs interested in the services of Everton full-back Lucas Digne in the January transfer window.

A recent report from Fichajes suggests Everton could be on the verge of losing Lucas Digne in January. The full-back has attracted a lot of suitors due to his impressive performances in the Premier League, with the player open to leaving Goodison Park in the wake of Everton’s disastrous start to the campaign and his run-in with Rafael Benitez.

Reigning European champions Chelsea are among the clubs interested in acquiring the services of Digne in the winter transfer window. It appears the club is determined to bolster its options in the left-back department amid the uncertain future of Marcos Alonso. The former Fiorentina starlet has been linked with a return to Serie A, with Lazio reportedly interested.

A product of the LOSC Lille youth academy, Digne has been a part of Everton since 2018. He joined the club from Barcelona in an attempt to redeem himself after enduring two difficult years in Catalonia.

The decision to join the Merseyside giants has certainly paid off for the Frenchman, as he has since established himself as one of the finest left-backs in the Premier League. With 127 competitive appearances, the former PSG defender has been an ever-present figure in the Everton backline, masterfully replacing the legendary Leighton Baines.

Lucas Digne unavailable for Everton (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Lucas Digne is facing an uncertain future at Everton. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

During his three and a half year spell at Goodison Park, Digne has made an impression with his ability to create chances. He is a proficient crosser of the ball, while his technical prowess makes him an asset for Everton on the far side. It makes him an appealing target for Chelsea, as they look to shore up their options in the left-back department.

If the uncertain future of Alonso was not enough of an excuse for Thomas Tuchel to go after the Frenchman, the Chelsea manager has seen his first-choice option, Ben Chilwell, struggle with injuries. The Blues, though, may stiff competition from AC Milan and Atletico Madrid, in the pursuit of Digne, with the latter also targeting him for a January move.

As for Everton, they are reportedly closing in on the capture of Dynamo Kyiv left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko. It should be enough to hint at the potential departure of Lucas Digne, as he looks to take the next step in his career after three successful seasons at Goodison Park.

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