sport news Chelsea target Jamal Lascelles to be 'next John Terry' as Blues line up ...

Chelsea have identified centre back Jamal Lascelles as a top transfer target The Newcastle man would cost the Blues in the region of £30million to buy Officials at Chelsea believe Lascelles has similar traits to club legend John Terry

By Nathan Salt For Mailonline

Published: 11:20 BST, 1 April 2018 | Updated: 11:20 BST, 1 April 2018

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Chelsea will step up efforts to bring Newcastle captain Jamal Lascelles to the club this summer with the Blues believing he is the 'next John Terry'. 

Lascelles, who joined Newcastle from Nottingham Forest in 2014, has become integral for Rafa Benitez's side and will be in demand from the Premier League top six.

But Chelsea, according to the Mirror, want to steal a march on their rivals for his signature by making a £30million offer for the 24-year-old.  

Jamal Lascelles has emerged as a £30million defensive summer transfer target for Chelsea

Jamal Lascelles has emerged as a £30million defensive summer transfer target for Chelsea

The Blues hierarchy believe Lascelles has many traits which can make him the 'next John Terry'

The Blues hierarchy

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