Media Watch: Chelsea eye Barcelona right-back who is 'perfect' for the system, Saul's family tell Blues fans the best is yet to come, and Joe Cole heaps praise on Chelsea and England international 

In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, there is a report from Spain and an interview with Spaniards, plus an article from closer to Stamford Bridge...

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

Barcelona’s Dest on Chelsea’s radar

Chelsea are reportedly keen on signing Barcelona and USA right-back Sergino Dest, with interest from the Blues coming as a ‘complete delight’ for the 20-year-old.

Reports from Spanish outlet El Nacional suggest that the club believe he fits the current system and style of play the Blues are operating.

‘A team has already appeared that is seriously interested in hiring him. It is, nothing more and nothing less, than the current Champions League champions Chelsea,’ the story states.

Thomas Tuchel’s team believes that Dest fits like a glove in their scheme, as he would act as a wing-back, which is his ideal position,' claims the report.

‘Sergino had no intention of leaving the Camp Nou, but, seeing that he does not feature in Xavi’s plans, he would be considering his options.

‘And the possibility of arriving at Stamford Bridge makes him happy. To begin with, there is a winning project there.

‘They can promise you titles, and indeed they are leaders in the Premier League, a competition that appeals to all professional footballers.

‘The problem will be to reach an agreement with Barça. It is said that the 'Blues' will offer 25 'million', but Laporta will ask for something more. Specifically, about 35.’

Saul’s family open up on his career to date

Saul’s brothers have spoken of the Spaniard’s football journey to get to this stage in his career and that he needs time to adapt to life in English football.

The Atletico Madrid player joined the Blues in the summer on a season-long loan but has had to bide his time for a chance in head coach Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI.

In an interview with Goal, Saul’s brothers said what they believe he needs to get firing in a Chelsea blue shirt.

‘He requires time and adaptation and is in the ideal place to evolve, continue to grow and regain his sporting level,’ Jony, his eldest brother, told Goal.

‘For me, it is the ideal team for him. He has always watched the Premier League because he likes it a lot,’ his middle brother Aaron said.

‘He likes the intensity, verticality and especially its fans, they always help their players, their team at all times and especially in the less good moments. Both Cesar [Azpilicueta] and Kepa [Arrizabalaga] are helping Saul a lot to adapt.

‘I am convinced that Saul needs the adaptation process of him like any player, but I'm sure that the best version of him will be seen soon.’

Joe Cole a 'big fan' of Chilwell 

Blues icon Joe Cole has heaped praise on Chelsea and England left-back Ben Chilwell for his consistent and impressive performances for the Premier League leaders.

Chilwell is enjoying a purple patch in front of goal after scoring four goals in his last seven games, and a report in Football.London highlights the TV pundit’s views of the 24-year-old.

‘I’m a big fan of his, to come off the Euros, I know he was very disappointed,’ said Cole.

‘He’s come back and found himself behind Marcos Alonso, that’s tough as a footballer and you’ve got to dig in and take your chances.

‘He’s looked fit and he’s ideal for that left-wing back role because he’s so good in the final third, some of his finishes have been like a centre-forward.

‘He’s got that composure. I’m pleased for him because he’s a top, top player.’

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