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Chelsea, Liverpool join Spurs in potential bidding war for Hoffenheim wing-back — report

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Chelsea are still looking for wing-backs to add to the squad after losing out on Danilo, Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker, all of whom went to Manchester City, Dani Alves, who went to PSG, and probably Alex Sandro, who’s not going anywhere. One possibility that remains is Hoffenheim's Jeremy Toljan, who was briefly linked a last month and about whom we had talked at the beginning of the summer as a potential smart buy for Chelsea.

However, according to Sky, Chelsea face heavy competition for the 22-year-old, especially from Spurs, who look to be the current front-runners. Liverpool are also sniffing around, as are probably many more teams thanks to Toljan’s combination of versatility, promise, and an incredibly low price (especially in today’s market) of just around £3m (due to his contract expiring next summer).

Whichever team eventually gets the player might end up paying a bit more than that, especially as his agent Ersin Akan would be well advised to try to create a bidding war.

"It is always a pleasure to read big clubs like Tottenham are interested in Jeremy. Spurs are a fantastic club with an excellent progression in the last years, but we didn't speak to the responsible persons and, for the moment, everything is a rumour."

-Ersin Akan; Source: Sky Sports

Toljan could serve as backup to both Alonso and Moses and could possibly challenge both for the starting position. At the very least, he’s provide excellent depth, which is sorely needed at wing-back right now. Given his low-low price, Chelsea would be silly not to be involved in this affair one way or another.

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