Here is your Chelsea morning digest for Saturday, March 13.
Blues face triple contract decision
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel is understood to be keen on signing a centre-back this summer, despite the strong performances that the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma and Antonio Rudiger have produced in recent weeks.
The likes of David Alaba of Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig star Ibrahima Konate have all been linked with moves to Stamford Bridge as the Blues look to add defensive reinforcements to their squad, as Thiago Silva enters the final few months of his current contract.
But instead of focusing all of their efforts on landing a new centre-back this summer, the Blues should prioritise tying Azpilicueta, Christensen and Rudiger down to new deals.
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The trio are all out-of-contract at Stamford Bridge at the end of next season and the Blues need to get their futures resolved soon, especially given how well they have done under Tuchel.
Should they continue to impress and they extend their stays in west London, Tuchel may be able to save money on landing a new centre-back this summer and focus on bolstering his attacking options.
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Mount more valuable than Manchester City star
Data released by the CIES Football Observatory has revealed that Chelsea midfield star Mason Mount currently has a higher market value than Kevin De Bruyne.
The data, which takes into account a range of factors, including current form, values Mount, who will be eyeing a return to the starting line-up against Leeds United today, at just over £93million.
De Bruyne, who has been wowing audiences for Manchester City once again this season, has a value of £61.7million, meaning the England international is considered to be more than…