Chelsea ready to hijack Newcastle United’s move for La Liga right-back as Tuchel seeks replacement for injured Reece James

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With Reece James reportedly out until March, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly urged the club to sign a replacement this month.

According to The Express, Chelsea are ready to hijack Newcastle United’s move for Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier this January.

Reports had emerged that Newcastle were looking to sign Trippier after he made his desire to return to England clear but the Blues are ready to hijack the move given our Champions League and title hopeful status.

Newcastle United are 19th in the Premier League and a relegation fight might not appeal to Trippier despite Newcastle United’s newfound wealth.

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