Manchester United told to beat Chelsea to the signing of this ‘perfect player’

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Chelsea are in need of a top-class centre-back, following the departure of Thiago Silva.

The Blues have been linked with their former academy player Marc Guehi, who has developed his game at Crystal Palace, and has now impressed for England at the Euros.

Former Chelsea defender Robert Huth, has told Chelsea to go and sign Guehi.

“Chelsea need to sign a new centre-back, that will need to be addressed,” Huth told Gambling.com.

“Marc Guehi has been outstanding. There’s not a lot not to like about his game. His positioning is excellent, he’s got an excellent turn of pace. He’s good on the ball, and he’s basically everything that you want in a centre back.

“Maybe he could be a bit more physical, just in terms of being bigger, but I’ve not seen him struggle against anyone.

“I’d be interested to see how they are going to go about it, because he would be perfect for Chelsea.”

Manchester United also intend to sign a new centre-back this summer, after Raphael Varane’s departure, and former Man United star Wes Brown has told United to sign Marc Guehi ahead of other interested clubs.

“Marc Guehi deserves a special mention,” Brown told Ladbrokes. “He’s been really good. There’s been one or two incidents where we’ve seen a slight lack in concentration.

“I know what it’s like when you’re in his position, and in general, he’s been outstanding. I actually didn’t think he’d play… I thought Lewis Dunk might get the nod. But he’s been so solid at the back, and he definitely deserves recognition.

“He fits right in alongside John Stones; he plays a little bit differently to Stones, but he’s so quick, and he’s strong. Where Stones is a little bit more elegant, and can bring the ball out, into midfield, Guehi just does the job.

“And that’s what I want from a defender; I want him to just defend. The duo has worked really well. Guehi has been outstanding in any one-on-one situations… he’s handled business really well, and strikers have found it difficult against him.

“I’m sure Marc Guehi will have added a few more million pounds onto his price tag off the back of the job he’s done for England so far in this tournament.

“Plenty of big clubs – including Manchester United – have already been linked with him and it’s a shame – in a way – that no one’s done enough homework on him before this tournament, because to go and get him now, he’s going to be so expensive. It’s as simple as that.

“United do need to buy this summer… as for how much they’ll be able to spend, that’s still a question I don’t know the answer to.

“But in terms of Guehi, he’s certainly justified himself, when you look at how he’s performed and handled himself in this tournament.

“International tournaments, like this, can help those bigger teams in identifying talent, because there’s a big question as to whether certain names can step up and deliver on the biggest stage, and Guehi has shown that he’s capable of doing that.”

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