Media Watch: Chelsea linked with Spinazzola, Mount’s idol vows to swap shirt and Klinsmann praises Werner

In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, the Blues are reportedly interested in Leonardo Spinazzola while Andres D’Alessandro reveals he has been impressed by Mason Mount.

These stories are samples pulled from external media sources. They do not represent the views or position of Chelsea Football Club.

Blues linked to Spinazzola

Chelsea are reportedly monitoring Italian left-back Leonardo Spinazzola.

According to Il Messaggero, the Blues are interested in the Roma star after an impressive Euro 2020 campaign.

The report states that Thomas Tuchel is interested in adding to his defensive options and Spinazzola is one player that reportedly ticks all the boxes.

The 28-year-old has been influential for Roberto Mancini’s Italian side, picking up Star of the Match awards against Austria and Turkey for his displays.

The former Juventus man is known for his overlapping runs and the ability to go one on one with the defender.

The report states that Roma, who will be managed by former Blues boss Jose Mourinho for the upcoming season, are attentive to any type of offer they might receive this summer, giving a big boost for Chelsea.

If the Blues are to further strengthen the defence with Spinazzola, then we will have to fight off Real Madrid, a side that are also seemingly interested in the left-back.

Mount hailed by idol

Former Portsmouth attacker Andres D’Alessandro has vowed to exchange shirts with Mason Mount if the opportunity arises.

Speaking to Goal, the 40-year-old, who now plays at Nacional, was made aware that the Chelsea midfielder had listed him as one of his idols after receiving the striker’s shirt for his 10th birthday.

‘That makes me so proud,’ D’Alessandro said. ‘Of course, I’ll sign a shirt for him. I would love to.

‘I will swap a Nacional shirt for his Chelsea shirt. It would make me proud, it would be a pleasure to have his shirt.’

Mount, who is currently away with England at Euro 2020, will be looking to cap a good season by winning another European trophy following our Champions League win.

‘I’ve seen him because I watch English football, he’s a player who has enormous potential,’ D’Alessando added. ‘Obviously, he is still young but he has shown that he has talent, a player who uses both feet, is quick and scores goals.

‘I hope he keeps growing. He is at one of the best clubs in the world.’

Klinsmann praises Werner

Former German striker Jurgen Klinsmann praised Timo Werner’s qualities before Germany’s 2-0 defeat to England at Wembley yesterday afternoon.

Speaking on the BBC, the German hailed the Chelsea attacker stating that he is the real deal and praising Germany boss Joachim Low for picking him.

‘He is something special,’ Klinsmann said. ‘The speed he has and he is unpredictable. He can put you in trouble from one second to another.’

Werner has an impressive international record, scoring 16 goals in 42 games for his country in his career to date.

‘He was crucial in the Champions League,’ Klinsmann added. ‘I like that Low trusted him in such a big game.’