Toni Livramento

Gianluca Di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano are reporting that it is now PSG who are closing in on a deal to sign Achraf Hakimi, after last week Chelsea were seemingly the ones closing in.

This may promt Chelsea to consider Plan B for their right hand side, if this really is something that the club and Thomas Tuchel want to strengthen this summer.

Perhaps this lack of intensity to sign him means that Tuchel and Chelsea are ready to show confidence and trust in a player they already have? A certain Tino Livramento, who Tuchel has already shown trust in to bring him into his squad last season, and also have him in senior training regularly.

Chelsea have been reportedly interested in Adama Traore as a backup option to Hakimi (per The Telegraph), but it remains to be seen whether they will pursue that.

Another option is to promote the high rated Tino Livramento into the senior squad and give him a shot at the role this season, he is very highly rated amongst Chelsea youth watchers.

Livramento has proven to be a very competent right wing back for Chelsea at youth level, and bringing him into the senior team this season will not only convince him to sign a new contract with his current deal running out next summer, it will show him that the club and manager trust him enough and rate him enough to come in and do more than a good job.