Date: 28th July 2023 at 4:07pm
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Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping that his side can continue their unbeaten pre-season campaign when they face Fulham on Sunday. 

The Blues have so far beaten both Wrexham and Brighton and Hove Albion, and followed those results up with a draw against Newcastle United as part of the Premier League Summer Series taking place in the USA.

Chelsea have allowed several first team players – including Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz – to leave the club so far this summer, while only two new players have arrived.

Christopher Nkunku was signed from German side RB Leipzig, before striker Nicolas Jackson joined from La Liga outfit Villarreal.

Now, though, it appears that the Blues are in the market for further new signings and could look to re-sign a former player.

As per Football Insider, Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi.

The report claims that the West London outfit are considering a move for the centre-back following the news that Wesley Fofana will miss several months after undergoing surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament.

Guehi is said to be a target for former club Chelsea

Guehi, 23, left Chelsea to join Palace back in 2021 having made just two appearances for the Blues.

The defender, who has previously spent time on loan at Swansea City, has been a regular for the Eagles since moving to Selhurst Park.

He has made a total of 82 appearances across all competitions and, according to the report, could soon be named as Palace’s new captain.

Despite this, it is also claimed that Chelsea are hoping to re-sign the defender, although Palace would reportedly demand more than £60 million to sell the player.

Guehi is also unsure about the prospect of returning to Stamford Bridge just two years after leaving, the report claims, with the defender concerned about a potential lack of playing time ahead of next year’s European Championships if he were to join the Blues.

The defender made his senior debut for England last March and now has four caps to his name.

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