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Wolves transfer news: Chelsea considering Nelson Semedo swoop

Chelsea are reportedly considering a move for Wolves full-back Nelson Semedo.

According to journalist Simon Phillips, the Blues are weighing up a move for the 28-year-old as potential back-up for Reece James.

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Semedo is now into his third season at Molineux, after joining the club from Barcelona.

At the time it was reported Wanderers forked out £38 million for the star.

But Tim Spiers later stated that the fee is unlikely to ever reach that amount, with £29 million a more accurate figure.

It has been an up and down couple of years so far for Semedo at Molineux.

The star had a shaky first campaign, but was one of Wolves’ better performers under former manager Bruno Lage. He was really effective midway through 2021/22, and Molineux legend Steve Bull went as far as to call him ‘frightening’.

This term he has struggled to find his best form, having come into the campaign without a pre-season.

Semedo’s contract with Wolves expires next year. But the club do have the option to extend that until 2025.

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Other clubs may come in for him in January, and it seems Chelsea have some interest in the player.

Phillips told Give Me Sport: “Chelsea also like Nelson Semedo from Wolves and are considering him as an option to come in to give competition for Reece James.”

Wolves should listen to offers for Nelson Semedo amid interest from Chelsea

Semedo has been a bit disappointing this season, and Wolves should listen to any offers from Chelsea.

Wolves said at the time of his signing that there is an option to extend Semedo’s deal until 2025. That is something the club should be doing, if anything just to keep his transfer value somewhat high.

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While he has had some good patches, Semedo has struggled for total consistency at Wolves and so the club should be open to selling once they have sorted his contract out.

It feels as though Wanderers could upgrade on him and Jonny Castro Otto.