Manchester City looking for £45m to sell Chelsea target Cole Palmer
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City want a fee of around £45m to part with Cole Palmer this summer amidst interest from Chelsea. The Blues are in the market for another attacker and while they have created a ten-man shortlist, reports have indicated that Palmer is their top target.
Romano has reported that the 21-year-old is open to swapping the Etihad Stadium for Stamford Bridge especially with Chelsea very keen on signing him. The Italian journalist has further reported that negotiations are ongoing between the two parties with the Blues confident of getting their man.
Negotiations between Chelsea and Man City for Cole Palmer are ongoing. Told City want fee in the region of £45m to advance in discussions 🚨🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 30, 2023
Chelsea had contacts on player side as Palmer would be open to joining them after initial contacts — exclusive story, confirmed. pic.twitter.com/M8ep2td8Xm
Chelsea contemplating re-signing Joao Felix before window closes
As per 90min, Chelsea are seriously considering a move for Joao Felix with the Blues open to re-signing the Portuguese forward before the window closes. The 23-year-old spent the second half of the 2022/23 season on-loan at Stamford Bridge but wasn’t signed permanently. However, Felix is out of favour at Atletico Madrid and is set to leave the club, with the forward keen on signing for Barcelona.
But the Catalans’ financial issues have hindered any move although Fabrizio Romano has reported that they’re trying to find a way to sign the 23-year-old. Yet, Chelsea are back in the running as 90min has reported that Mauricio Pochettino wants the club to sign a versatile forward and Felix fits the bill.
Nottingham Forest closing in on deal for Callum Hudson-Odoi – Romano
Chelsea set to open talks over move for Manchester City’s Cole Palmer
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have added Cole Palmer to their list of potential options and are set to open talks over a potential move with Manchester City. The youngster has been linked with an exit in the search for more game-time although no move has materialized yet. However, that could change as the Blues’ see Palmer as their best solution to their problems this summer.
The Stamford Bridge side are in the market for another attacker and Romano has reported that Palmer has shot to the top of their list of targets. So much so, that the Blues are set to open talks although the Italian journalist has reported that City are still on the fence over selling the 21-year-old.
Bayern Munich inquire about potential move for Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher
TalkSPORT has reported that Bayern Munich have reportedly made inquiries into a potential move for Conor Gallagher before the window closes. The 23-year-old has been linked with an exit this summer although no move has materialized as of yet. Reports have indicated that the Blues are open to letting him leave although only for the right fee, something that hasn’t hit their table yet.
TalkSPORT has reported that the German giants are in talks over a move for Trevor Chalobah and made inquiries into a deal for Gallagher as well. The report has indicated that Thomas Tuchel is pushing the move for both players although the Bavarians have only made initial contact over a move.
Arsenal reject Chelsea’s approach for Emile Smith Rowe
As per the Daily Mail, Arsenal knocked back Chelsea’s move for attacker Emile Smith Rowe as the Gunners don’t want to sell to a direct competitor. The Blues are looking to sign another attacker before the window closes and reportedly have ten names on their shortlist. That does include Smith Rowe with the English international dropping down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium.
But while Arsenal don’t want to sell to Chelsea, the Daily Mail has reported that the Gunners are open to an offer that is above market value for the 23-year-old. However, the chances of an offer like that are very minimal as the Blues do have other options on their list. Not only that, while West Ham were linked with a move, the Hammers are yet to table an official offer for Smith Rowe.
Chelsea have created ten-man shortlist in their search for another attacker
According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have created a ten-man shortlist in their search to sign one more attacker before the window closes. The Blues’ have already brought in a lot of new faces this summer but Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that they plan on signing one more player. That comes after Christopher Nkunku’s injury and Pochettino confirmed that he wants another attacker.
Romano revealed that Michael Olise was their top target, but the Frenchman rejected a move to Stamford Bridge which has seen the Blues move on to other targets. That includes Ferran Torres, Raphinha, Emile Smith Rowe, Ryan Cherki, Bradley Barcola and five others on their list.
Romelu Lukaku travelling to Italy to complete his loan move to AS Roma
According to Sky Sports News, Romelu Lukaku is on his way to Italy in order to sign on loan for AS Roma. The Blues forward has been heavily linked with a move back to Italy this summer but rejected offers from both Inter and Juventus in favour of a move to AS Roma. That forced Chelsea’s hand as the London side wanted to let Lukaku leave permanently, something that didn’t appeal to Roma.
However, reports indicated that the Blues eventually reached an agreement with both Lukaku and the Giallorossi over a loan move. The 30-year-old has also taken a significant wage cut in order to make the move possible while Roma will pay Chelsea a loan fee of £8m.
Chelsea contemplating signing Emile Smith Rowe before transfer deadline
According to the Express, Chelsea are considering a shock move for Arsenal attacker Emile Smith Rowe before the summer window closes. The Blues are looking to sign another attacker as revealed by boss Mauricio Pochettino and the club have reportedly created a three-man shortlist. That includes Smith-Rowe alongside Barcelona stars Ferran Torres and Raphinha.
However, the Express has reported that the Blues are yet to touch base with either club as they are still in internal discussions over who fits their plans the best. Not only that, reports have indicated that while all three attackers are on the fringes of their squads, they’re yet to make a decision on their future.
Bayern Munich make initial contact with Chelsea over move for Trevoh Chalobah
According to Sky Sports News, Bayern Munich have touched base with Chelsea over a potential move for Trevoh Chalobah. The French international has five years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge but despite that, reports have indicated that Bayern are very keen on signing the defender. The Bavarians are set to lose Benjamin Pavard this summer and believe Chalobah is the right replacement.
Sky Sports News has reported that the club have only made initial contact to see if a deal for the 24-year-old is possible this summer although any final decision does rest with Chalobah. The Bavarians believe that they can convince the Frenchman to sign for them and are thus confident of reaching an agreement.
Chelsea in talks to fast-track move for Ivan Toney in January
According to journalist Simon Philips, Chelsea are laying the groundwork over a potential move for Ivan Toney in January, with the Blues trying to jump the queue. The 27-year-old is currently serving a ban until January for breaching the FA’s betting regulations but has been linked with a move to several European sides.
Philips has reported that despite reports indicating that Brentford wants around £80m for their star striker, Chelsea are confident that they can get their man when the winter window opens. Not only that, Philips has revealed that the Englishman would be open to signing for the London side although he is willing to wait to see what offers arrive when his ban ends.
AS Roma pushing to sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, AS Roma are pushing to sign Romelu Lukaku today as the club want to wrap things up as soon as possible. The Belgian has been linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer, with serious interest from several Italian clubs. However, the Blues have found it tough to move the forward on as his wages have proved to be a major issue.
Yet despite that, reports have indicated that with the 30-year-old keen on signing for Roma, he has slashed his wages down to an affordable amount for the Giallorossi. Not only that, Romano has reported that the two parties have reached an agreement over €5m loan fee with no mandatory buy clause.
Romelu Lukaku turns down Borussia Dortmund’s approach in favour of AS Roma
According to Corriere dello Sport (via Football Italia), Romelu Lukaku has rejected a last-minute approach from Borussia Dortmund in favour of signing for AS Roma. The Belgian has been linked with an exit from Chelsea this summer but interest in him has been sparse. That was especially after he rejected moves to Inter and Juventus as the 30-year-old prefers signing for AS Roma.
So much so, that Corriere dello Sport has revealed that despite serious interest from Borussia Dortmund, Lukaku has snubbed the German giants for Jose Mourinho’s side. This comes in light of reports that talks are progressing well between the Giallorossi and Chelsea with Lukaku even willing to drop his near €20m per year salary to around €7.5m.
Chelsea target Rayan Cherki blocked from leaving by Olympique Lyon
As per L’Equipe, Olympique Lyon have ruled out any move for Rayan Cherki this summer amidst interest from across Europe. The 20-year-old had a breakout 2022/23 season which has attracted attention from Chelsea, Newcastle United, and several other clubs. However, no move has materialized as of yet although Lyon have set a firm stance on the starlet.
L’Equipe has revealed that the club are unwilling to part with the 20-year-old this summer as they see him as an important part of their team. Not only that, this comes in light of Bradley Barcola’s potential move to PSG with negotiations between the two sides currently ongoing. The report has further indicated that Lyon are resigned to losing Barcola which has reinforced their stance on Cherki’s future.
OFFICIAL: Chelsea sign MLS star Djordje Petrovic in deal worth £14m
In an official statement, Chelsea have confirmed that they have signed goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic from MLS club New England Revolution. The Blues have been on the hunt for a back-up goalkeeper after letting Kepa Arrizabalaga leave and shortlisted the 23-year-old Serbian as their top choice.
But while New England Revolution were unwilling to part ways with their star, the two sides eventually reached an agreement over a £12.5m fee plus a further £1.5m in add-ons. Not only that, Petrovic has reportedly signed a seven-year contract with the club, until 2030.
Welcome to Chelsea, Djordje Petrovic! 💙— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 26, 2023
Chelsea eyeing move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong
According to Fichajes, Chelsea are plotting a potential move for Bayer Leverkusen full-back Jeremie Frimpong as they look for back-up for Reece James. The 22-year-old has thrived with the German side and has been linked with a move to England this summer although nothing has materialized. That could change before the window slams shut although Leverkusen are unwilling to part with the young star.
However, despite that, Fichajes has reported that the Blues are open to pushing their luck and are ready to table a bid that could make Leverkusen consider parting ways with Frimpong. Yet, Chelsea are still looking at options and are willing to wait before making a decision.
AS Roma table first bid to sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea
As per Fabrizio Romano, AS Roma are currently in negotiations with Chelsea and have submitted their first bid for Romelu Lukaku. The Giallorossi are in the market for another attacker after signing Sadar Azmoun and have shortlisted Lukaku as their top target with the Belgian keen on the move. That has caused a few issues for the Blues’ but reports have indicated that the London side are open to letting the 30-year-old leave on loan.
However, negotiations are ongoing and Romano has revealed that Roma’s first bid was somewhere close to what Chelsea want although talks continue. The Blues want a loan-fee and for Roma to cover Lukaku’s salary although the latter is reportedly an issue for the Serie A side.
First round of talks between AS Roma and Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku, just finished. 🟡🔴🇧🇪 #ASRoma— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 26, 2023
Roma submitted initial important bid with loan fee, salary coverage now also being discussed.
Negotiations continue in London with owners directly involved. pic.twitter.com/WwYapRBFLk
Chelsea wants goalkeeper and one more offensive player – Mauricio Pochettino
Bradley Barcola asks to leave Olympique Lyon amidst interest from Chelsea
According to RMC Sport, Bradley Barcola has asked to leave Olympique Lyon this summer amidst interest from both Chelsea and PSG. The 20-year-old enjoyed a fruitful 2022/23 season in the Ligue 1 and it has seen him heavily linked with a move away. However, while the Blues have been linked with an interest, the Parisians are reportedly the front-runners although no move has materialized yet.
Yet despite that, Barcola has asked to leave the club this summer although 90min has reported that the 20-year-old is set to reject a move to London in favour of PSG. However, RMC Sport has reported that Chelsea remain in the hunt and are confident they can get their man.
AS Roma makes formal contact with Chelsea to sign Lukaku on loan – Romano
Roma have made contact with Chelsea to open negotiations for Romelu Lukaku — first formal contact between clubs as #CFC are open to let him leave on loan until June 🚨🇧🇪— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 25, 2023
Loan fee and salary coverage will be now discussed ahead of Lukaku’s final decision. pic.twitter.com/ULy7JAx401
OFFICIAL: Nottingham Forest sign Chelsea’s Andrey Santos on loan
In an official statement, Nottingham Forest have confirmed that they have signed Andrey Santos on loan from Chelsea. The 19-year-old signed for the Blues’ last winter but has yet to make a first-team appearance for the club although he did impress during pre-season.
That attracted several suitors and reports indicated that Chelsea were keen on sending him out on loan for regular game-time. However, Nottingham Forest were always the front-runners but the move is a simple loan spell with no purchase option as Chelsea see him as a key part of their future.
Welcome to #NFFC, Andrey! 🇧🇷— Nottingham Forest (@NFFC) August 25, 2023
Bayern Munich targeting Trevor Chalobah as replacement for Benjamin Pavard
🟥🆕 Trevoh #Chalobah is another candidate for FC Bayern!— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) August 24, 2023
➡️ He was also discussed internally as he has the profile Bayern is looking for - as a possible replacement for #Pavard
➡️ Tuchel, a big fan of the 24 y/o as they have worked together at Chelsea.
But: Feeling that his… pic.twitter.com/68mKUDyL1M
Chelsea in talks with AS Roma over potential loan move for Romelu Lukaku
According to the Telegraph, Chelsea and AS Roma are in talks over a potential loan move for Romelu Lukaku after the Belgium forward rejected a move to Juventus. The 30-year-old has been linked with an exit but has already rejected moves to Inter Milan and Saudi Arabia. It has left Chelsea struggling to find suitors for the forward although Roma’s last-minute approach has changed things.
The Telegraph has reported that Lukaku’s late change over his preferred destination has forced Chelsea to change their plans as the Blues were never planning on loaning him. The club wanted a permanent move but the report has indicated that they will now let him leave on loan. Furthermore, Roma are in talks over the same although the Italian club are not expected to include an obligation to buy him.
Chelsea to rival Tottenham for Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson
As per Football London, Chelsea are in the running to sign Brennan Johnson this summer and are set to rival Tottenham’s move for the forward. The 22-year-old has been linked with an exit from Nottingham Forest this summer but the club has rejected approaches from Spurs as well as Brentford. But Chelsea wants to test their resolve as the Blues like Johnson and what he can offer.
Football London has reported that this move comes with Mauricio Pochettino’s backing as he wants the club to sign another attacker, especially after losing out on Michael Olise. However, Forest are looking for fees of well above £40m to sell their prized attacker, with Spurs also at the negotiating table.
Fabrizio Romano issues update on Chelsea’s move for Djordje Petrović
Understand Djordje Petrović medical in London as new Chelsea player has been pushed to end of this week due to VISA application 🔵🇷🇸 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 23, 2023
Medical was booked today but it will take place between Thursday and Friday.
No issues on €16m deal revealed and agreed on Monday. pic.twitter.com/xL3cVFqsl0
AS Roma's CEO in London ahead of potential Romelu Lukaku negotiations
According to Tuttomercatoweb, AS Roma are looking to hijack Juventus’ move for Romelu Lukaku and have sent CEO Lina Souloukou to London to begin negotiations. The Chelsea striker is out of favour at the club and is currently training with the U21’s ahead of a potential move away. However, interest in the Belgian has been sparse especially after he alienated Inter Milan by seeking a move to Juventus.
Yet despite both parties keen on the move, the Old Lady have struggled to reach an agreement with Chelsea and it has allowed room for another club to step in. That has given Roma a chance and Tuttomercatoweb has revealed that while the 30-year-old’s wage demands might be high, the Giallorossi are confident they can reach an agreement.
Chelsea to rival Manchester United for highly-rated striker Dino Klapija
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea have joined the race for highly-rated teenage striker Dino Klapija this summer with Manchester United, AC Milan and RB Leipzig also interested. The 16-year-old’s performances for NK Kustosija and Croatia’s U17 squads has impressed many, with Leipzig considered to be the front-runners.
Yet despite that, the Daily Mail has revealed that both United and Chelsea are preparing offers with the clubs willing to offer as high as £5m for the young striker. The Blues’ are looking for young talent they can develop and then push into the first-team, and they believe Klapija is the right fit for that.
Juventus will only sanction deal for Romelu Lukaku if they can sell Vlahovic
According to The Telegraph, Chelsea are stuck playing the waiting game as while Juventus are interested in signing Romelu Lukaku, they will only sanction a move if they can sell Dusan Vlahovic. The Blues and the striker are keen on parting ways this summer but despite that, the 30-year-old has already rejected a huge offer to sign for Al-Hilal, as he wants to stay in Europe.
However, the Old Lady have financial issues and can only sign the Belgian if they manage to get Vlahovic’s wages off their books. It’s why they were looking into a swap deal although the Blues’ interest in the Serbian has since cooled off. The Telegraph has further reported that beyond Juventus, Lukaku has interest from no other clubs within Europe although several Saudi Pro League sides are keeping an eye on proceedings.
OFFICIAL: Newcastle United sign Lewis Hall on loan with obligation to buy
In an official statement, Newcastle United have confirmed that they have signed Lewis Hall from Chelsea on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy. The 18-year-old was a highly-rated academy star for the Blues but reports indicated that the club were looking to sell him to comply with financial fair play rules.
That attracted interest from several suitors although the Magpies were always the front-runners. The two sides eventually reached an agreement over a £28m plus £7m fee for Hall although that will only be activated once the 18-year-old hits certain “performance-related criteria.”
🤝 Welcome to Newcastle United, Lewis Hall!— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 22, 2023
Chelsea remains in talks with Arsenal over move for Folarin Balogun
According to Football Transfers, Chelsea are still in talks with Arsenal over a potential move for striker Folarin Balogun this summer. The 22-year-old has been highly sought after this summer after he indicated that he wanted to leave the Emirates Stadium in search of first-team football. That combined with the Balogun’s impressive 2022/23 season has seen several clubs chase after him.
However, the Gunners have rejected several approaches for the American international as they’re holding out for a fee of well over £50m from any suitor. But while Chelsea are unwilling to meet that price, Football Transfer has reported that the Blues are confident they can get the North Londoners to settle for a fee lower than that.
‘Here we go’ – Chelsea reach verbal agreement to sign Djordje Petrovic for £14m
According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have a verbal agreement in place to sign Djordje Petrovic for a fee of around £14m including add-ons. The Blues have been in the market for a new goalkeeper after letting Kepa Arrizabalaga leave and had shortlisted the 23-year-old as their top choice.
Romano has reported that Petrovic is set to sign a seven-year contract with the Blues and that the club have already scheduled a medical for the coming week. Not only that, the Stamford Bridge side will pay an initial £12.5m fee for the MLS star with an additional £1.5m in various add-ons.
Understand Djordje Petrović will sign on Wednesday as new Chelsea player — it will be 7 year contract until 2030 🔵🇷🇸— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 21, 2023
Told it will include option for one more year, 2031.
$17.5m fixed fee plus $2.2m add-ons to New England Revolution.
Exclusive story & here we go, confirmed. pic.twitter.com/ihe2xOTvzq
Everton, Nottingham Forest and Fulham set to battle it out for Hudson-Odoi
As per the Evening Standard, Fulham face competition from both Everton and Nottingham Forest for Callum Hudson-Odoi despite having an agreement in place with the forward. The 22-year-old is desperate to leave Stamford Bridge this summer and has agreed terms with the Cottagers. But the move has stalled because Fulham and Chelsea are struggling to reach an agreement over a fee.
The Blues want around £8m for the winger, a fee that Fulham believe is too much for Hudson-Odoi although things could get complicated with Everton and Nottingham Forest interested. The two sides are keeping a close eye on proceedings and are waiting for their chance to hijack the move.
Chelsea closing in on £12m deal for New England Revolution’s Djordje Petrovic
According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea are closing in on a move to sign New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic in a deal worth around £12m. The Blues are in urgent need of a back-up for Robert Sanchez after letting Kepa Arrizabalaga leave and with third-choice Marcus Bettinelli injured.
It has seen the club reportedly look at several options before honing in on the 23-year-old, who is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the MLS. The Evening Standard has revealed that Petrovic is very keen on the move and that the Blues are confident they can get the deal over the line before the window closes.
Juventus and Chelsea still in talks over move for Romelu Lukaku
As per Sky Sports, negotiations between Juventus and Chelsea continue over a potential move for Romelu Lukaku. The Blues’ are want to offload the Belgian this summer but have struggled to get a deal over the line. But Juventus have emerged as the front-runners and reports have indicated that the Old Lady already has an agreement with the forward
However, financial constraints are currently posing an obstacle for the Turin side as they lack the funds to finalize the deal. Thus Sky Sports has revealed that they must need to sell players to secure the funds, especially after Chelsea declined a swap deal involving Dusan Vlahovic. Furthermore, the report indicates that the Blues are working with Lukaku over an exit as they want the striker to leave this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino opens up on Romelu Lukaku’s future
Pochettino: "Romelu Lukaku situation was clear before I arrived between the club and the player. For us, there’s nothing to do". 🔵⚠️ #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 20, 2023
“It’s not only one side. It’s two sides. It’s two sides to try to find the best solution. You cannot put it only on the club". pic.twitter.com/OKliYgvmUG
Galatasaray sign Hakim Ziyech on a season-long loan from Chelsea
In an official statement, Galatasaray have confirmed that they have signed Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech on a season-long loan with an option to make the move permanent. The 30-year-old fell out of favour at Stamford Bridge and was linked with a move to both PSG and Al Nassr.
However, both deals fell through which allowed Galatasaray to swoop in and sign the Moroccan international. The Turkish side are set to pay Chelsea £3m in a loan fee and also have an obligation to make the move permanent for £2.5m.
🏟️ Ziyech'ten, RAMS Park’ta ilk üçlü! 💛❤️ pic.twitter.com/qYmxpK6hnB— Galatasaray SK (@GalatasaraySK) August 19, 2023
Chelsea open talks over potential move for Djordje Petrovic
According to The Athletic, Chelsea have opened talks with MLS side New England Revolution over a potential move for goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic. The Blues are looking to sign a keeper after letting Kepa Arrizabalaga and Gabriel Slonina leave on loan this summer which has left the club with Robert Sanchez as their only option.
The Athletic has revealed that talks are ongoing with New England Revolution and Chelsea are confident that they can get a deal done for around £12m for Petrovic. However, the 23-year-old is considered to be amongst the best in the MLS and thus New England Revolution are reluctant to part with him, having already turned down offers from France and England.
Newcastle United and Chelsea strike deal for Lewis Hall
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Newcastle United and Chelsea have finally reached an agreement over a move for Lewis Hall with the Magpies set to sign the full-back on loan. The 18-year-old has been put up for sale by the Blues’ with the Magpies reported his top suitors. However, while the two sides have been in talks, they were struggling to reach an agreement.
That has now changed as Romano has reported that Newcastle United will sign Hall on loan with an obligation to buy the full-back next summer for a fee of around £35m including add-ons.
Lewis Hall to Newcastle, here we go! Loan deal with mandatory buy option clause — medical booked later today 🚨⚫️⚪️ #NUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 18, 2023
Total package worth £35m add-ons included. “This is gonna be our final signing”, Howe announced.
Hall leaves after signing new deal at #CFC few days ago. pic.twitter.com/gUWqIUonWn
Hakim Ziyech set to be announced as new Galatasaray player today – Romano
Galatasaray want to announce Hakim Ziyech as new signing today. 🟡🔴🇲🇦— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 19, 2023
Romeo Lavia signs for Chelsea in deal worth £58m from Southampton
In an official statement, Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Romeo Lavia from Southampton and the Belgium midfielder has signed a seven-year contract with the Blues. The Stamford Bridge side have been desperately looking to add more depth in midfield after letting Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante and a few others leave this summer.
The deal is worth an initial £53m plus £5m in add-ons with the 19-year-old signing a seven-year deal at Stamford Bridge. He becomes their eighth new arrival this summer after Robert Sanchez, Moises Caicedo, Nicolas Jackson, Christopher Nkunku, Angelo, Axel Dissasi and Lesley Ugochukwu.
Introducing a new Blue! 🔵 pic.twitter.com/vdHynMOMti— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 18, 2023
Chelsea sign Moises Caicedo for British record £115m fee
In an official statement, Chelsea have confirmed that they have signed Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo in a move worth a British transfer record fee of around £115m. The 21-year-old was heavily linked with away from the Amex stadium this summer but was only set on signing for Chelsea.
However, it took the Blues a while to knock out an agreement with Brighton, as they had several bids for Caicedo rejected by the Seagulls. Eventually, they got their man but were forced to break the British transfer record, and their own club record, fee in the process with Caicedo signing an eight-year deal.
Moises Caicedo is a Blue! 🔵— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 14, 2023
Caicedo hands a major transfer boost for Chelsea
Brighton star, Moises Caicedo, has informed Liverpool that he only wants to join Chelsea as the two clubs engage in a bidding war for the midfielder, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Caicedo had agreed personal terms with Chelsea a long while ago and has decided to keep his word.
Chelsea's starlet set to join Leicester on loan
Chelsea's Italian superstar, Cesare Casadei, is scheduled to have his medical with Leicester City today ahead of an impending move, according to Fabrizio Romano. The agreement between all parties had been reached on Tuesday and the 20-year-old will spend the next season in Championship on loan.
Chelsea pay the release clause for Leeds United's Tyler Adams
Chelsea youngster Gaga Slonina set to join K.A.S. Eupen on loan
The 19-year-old goalkeeper, who is yet to debut for Chelsea, will spend the 2023-24 season on loan at Belgian side KAS Eupen.
Good luck for the upcoming campaign, Gaga! 🤝— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 10, 2023
Chelsea submit formal bid for Southampton youngster Romeo Lavia
Chelsea have submitted a bid worth £48m for the Southampton youngster, Romeo Lavia, according to Fabrizio Romano. Liverpool are also in the race but have seen their previous bid of £45m rejected.
Chelsea still looking to offload Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech and Romelu Lukaku
Bayern Munich add Kepa Arrizabalaga to their goalkeeper shortlist
Bayern Munich are exploring the possibility of signing Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. While Bayern's initial pursuit of a new goalkeeper was derailed by the failed attempt to acquire David Raya, they’re looking at alternatives including Geronimo Rulli and Yassine Bounou.
Now, Arrizabalaga has emerged as a candidate for Bayern, owing to his prior relationship with Thomas Tuchel during the latter's time at Chelsea. Not only that, Kerry Hau has reported that initial talks between the two clubs have already taken place with the Blues reportedly open to a move. However, Bayern are looking at a loan deal with an option to buy while the Blues’ need immediate sales to avoid trouble with UEFA over financial fair play.
Bayern have added Kepa to their shortlist for the new goalkeeper, confirmed. He's concrete name suggested by Thomas Tuchel, as @kerry_hau reported 🔴— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 9, 2023
Chelsea and Bayern will speak soon to understand if possible to agree on formula.
Geronimo Rulli and Bounou remain candidates. pic.twitter.com/U0QkvrgNAD
Inter vice-president Javier Zanetti opens up on move for Romelu Lukaku
Crystal Palace closing in on a loan deal for Lewis Hall
Chelsea defender Lewis Hall is close to joining Crystal Palace on loan ahead of the 2023/24 season, according to Daily Mail.
The English U21 international made 17 senior appearances for the Blues thus far and was named the club's academy player of the year last season.
Chelsea reach verbal agreement for another Santos starlet
Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement for the transfer of Deivid Washington from Santos for a fee of €15m plus €5m add-ons, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
Deivid Washington to Chelsea, here we go! Verbal agreement done as Santos accepted €15m plus €5m add-ons bid for 18 year old striker 🚨🔵🇧🇷— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 8, 2023
Long term deal agreed, Deivid wanted Chelsea; documents being prepared now.
Decision soon about loan to Strasbourg or… staying at #CFC. pic.twitter.com/sWK1Qawr9t
Caicedo didn’t play as he wants to leave – Brighton CEO Paul Barber
Brighton CEO Paul Barber on Caicedo: “That interest is inevitably going to have an impact on your thought process and unsettle you a little bit”. 🚨🔵— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 8, 2023
…Moisés didn’t play on Sunday as he wants to leave. Up to the clubs.
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Chelsea contemplating signing Dusan Vlahovic after Nkunku injury
ESPN indicates that Chelsea's stance on Dusan Vlahovic has shifted, prompted by Christopher Nkunku's recent surgery. The Frenchman's knee injury, sustained during pre-season, necessitated surgery, sidelining him for a minimum of three months. This setback poses a significant challenge for Stamford Bridge, given the limited options beyond newcomer Nicolas Jackson.
As Chelsea engages in discussions with Juventus over a potential deal for Romelu Lukaku, ESPN reports that the club is exploring the prospect of securing Vlahovic. However, disparities in valuation between the two sides complicate matters; Juventus appraises the Serbian at €80 million, while the Blues value Lukaku at €45 million, rendering a swap deal intricate.
Mauricio Pochettino not keen on Chelsea signing Neymar this summer
According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea may not make a move to sign Neymar this summer as new manager Mauricio Pochettino is not keen on a reunion with the forward. The PSG star has reportedly been put up for sale by the club, with them open to offers starting from £50m. That has attracted attention from several clubs across Europe including both Chelsea and Barcelona.
Yet despite that, the Evening Standard has reported that the Blues’ may step out of any potential race because of Pochettino and the 31-year-old’s wage demands. Neymar reportedly earns around £600,000 per week in Paris which makes any move for him financially tough. Furthermore, the Evening Standard has also revealed that the Blues, in line with Pochettino and their sporting directors, are looking to sign younger players rather than superstar names.
Moises Caicedo skips Brighton training to force move to Chelsea
As reported by the Evening Standard, Moises Caicedo, Chelsea's primary target, deliberately missed Monday's training session in an attempt to push for a move to the Blues. This comes after Brighton rejected three offers for the 21-year-old with the Seagulls refusing to budge on their £100m valuation. It has frustrated Chelsea and reportedly, the Blues are now considering other options as well.
Despite Caicedo's clear desire to join Stamford Bridge, the Evening Standard's report indicates that Brighton anticipates his availability for their league opener. With a match against Luton Town scheduled for August 12th, Brighton's chief executive, Paul Barber, expects Caicedo to play a pivotal role in the upcoming fixture.
Chelsea and Juventus still in talks over Lukaku, Vlahovic swap deal
As per Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea and Juventus remain engaged in negotiations for a potential swap involving Dusan Vlahovic and Romelu Lukaku. The Old Lady are still keen on signing Lukaku, but the feasibility of the exchange depends on Blues’ stance regarding the Serbian striker. Reports have revealed that Stamford Bridge side are having internal deliberations to determine the merit of pursuing Vlahovic.
Romano indicated that Juventus are unwavering in their demand for an additional €40 million alongside Lukaku in the deal. However, Chelsea reportedly holds the belief that they can negotiate a reduction in this amount. Nevertheless, the progression of any transaction hinges on the outcome of these internal deliberations, as well as Mauricio Pochettino’s decision, who remains undecided regarding the proposed swap.
Chelsea and Juventus have scheduled new round of talks to discuss Vlahović and Lukaku swap deal. It will take place via intermediaries. 🚨🔵 #Juve #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2023
Juve insist on €40m fee to be included but crucial point is Chelsea decision on Vlahović — it’s up to Pochettino. pic.twitter.com/Mv33VqjjEv
West Ham eyes Armando Broja as potential Scamacca replacement
According to the Guardian, West Ham are looking at Armando Broja as a potential replacement for Gianluca Scamacca with the Hammers keen on improving their squad. The Italian striker faced challenges fitting in with the east London club and sought a departure this summer, with Atalanta poised to secure him in a €30 million deal. However, this leaves David Moyes' team in need of attacking alternatives, and they are exploring several options.
Amid the options, Broja stands out as West Ham's primary target. The forward's prominence has diminished due to the arrivals of Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson. Nevertheless, The Guardian reveals that the 22-year-old's future is intertwined with Chelsea's plans; their pursuit of another forward, notably Dusan Vlahovic, could influence Broja's potential move.
Chelsea set to submit 'take it or leave it' bid for Moises Caicedo
As reported by Rudy Galetti, Chelsea are gearing up to submit a fresh and definitive offer for Moises Caicedo, hinting that this could be their final bid. Negotiations between the Blues and Brighton are still ongoing over a move for the 21-year-old yet an agreeable fee remains elusive. Despite making four bids, including one worth approximately £80m, Chelsea have faced consistent rejection.
The situation stems from recent indications that Brighton is steadfastly seeking £100m, prompting Rudy Galetti to highlight Chelsea's forthcoming proposal as a "take it or leave it" proposition. The impending offer is expected to align closely with Brighton's desired figure, incorporating add-ons. The London club remains optimistic about the feasibility of sealing the deal.
🚨💰 #Chelsea are set to submit a new bid for #Caicedo, confirmed. ✅— Rudy Galetti (@RudyGaletti) August 7, 2023
‼️ Take it or leave it for #Brighton: understand #CFC will get close to the request of #BHAFC (add-ons included).
🤝 Personal terms fully agreed: Moises is pushing for the move, Poch wants him. 🐓⚽ pic.twitter.com/B8EExjpVlw
Chelsea youngster Angelo Gabriel set to join Strasbourg on loan
Angelo Gabriel will join Strasbourg on loan, the plan has never changed — as Chelsea want him to develop playing as regular starter. 🔵🇧🇷 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 6, 2023
Chelsea want to proceed same way with Deivid Washington once they close the deal with Santos. pic.twitter.com/S7ZmtJqyd4
Caicedo absent from Brighton squad amid ongoing Chelsea talks - Romano
Moisés Caicedo not in Brighton squad for today’s friendly game comes with clear message from player side: he wants to leave this summer. 🔵⚠️— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 6, 2023
Negotiations with Chelsea remain ongoing — but Brighton insist on their position: bid has to be improved to make the deal happen. pic.twitter.com/zJuEYiUOgS
Chelsea make contact over potential £20m move for Tyler Adams
As per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea has approached Leeds United to discuss the possibility of activating Tyler Adams' £20m relegation release clause. Following Leeds' demotion to the Championship last season, several players have departed, and Adams is now considering a move away. However, no suitor has triggered his release clause yet.
The situation may change, as Romano reports that Chelsea is exploring the option and has initiated talks with Leeds to understand the conditions involved. Romano also revealed that the Blues' pursuit of the American is distinct from their negotiations with Brighton to sign Moises Caicedo.
Chelsea made contact with Tyler Adams camp to be informed on conditions of the deal, exploring costs 🔵🇺🇸 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 6, 2023
He’s one of the names being considered as £20m relegation clause is available.
Focus remains on Moisés Caicedo talks, separate deal and separate story. pic.twitter.com/uZ33ykKhBU
Leicester City closing in on deal for Cesare Casadei
Chelsea table £25m offer to sign Crystal Palace's Michael Olise
According to RMC Sport, Chelsea have made the first move by tabling a £25m offer to sign Crystal Palace attacker Michael Olise this summer. The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to either Manchester City or the Blues amidst interest from both sides. That comes after reports indicated that the 21-year-old has a £35m release clause in his contract with interest from other sides as well.
However, RMC Sport has revealed that Chelsea’s offer is only £25m and it is set to be rejected by the Eagles as they aren’t willing to settle for less than the release clause. Furthermore, reports have indicated that the Selhurst Park side are also in talks with Olise over a new contract that will reportedly either increase or remove the release clause.
Chelsea weighing up bid for Leandro Parades as Caicedo alternative
As per the Standard, Chelsea are eyeing Paris Saint-Germain's Leandro Parades amidst frustration over their pursuit of Moises Caicedo. The 21-year-old Ecuadorian is their top target, but Brighton's steadfast refusal to budge on their £100m valuation has led the Blues to explore other options.
Romeo Lavia, Tyler Adams, and Edson Alvarez are among the alternatives considered, but depth concerns at Stamford Bridge have Chelsea looking at a cost-effective solution in Parades. The Argentine is in the final year of his contract and features on Mauricio Pochettino's shortlist as he seeks to bolster the squad with experience and depth.
OFFICIAL: Chelsea sign Robert Sanchez in £25m move from Brighton
In an official statement, Chelsea have confirmed that they have signed Robert Sanchez from Brighton in a deal reported to be worth around £20m plus £5m in add-ons. The Spaniard had been dropped in favour of Jason Steele towards the end of last season and was not included in Brighton’s pre-season tour amidst rumours of a move away.
The 25-year-old has signed a seven-year contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit and will add competition for current No 1 Kepa Arrizabalaga after Edouard Mendy left the club. Sanchez also becomes the seventh new face for Chelsea this summer after moves for Christopher Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson, Axel Disasi, Lesley Ugochukwu and Angelo Gabriel.
Read all about it! 🗞— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 5, 2023
Robert Sanchez set to sign for Chelsea in £25m move from Brighton
OFFICIAL: Chelsea sign Axel Disasi in £39m move from AS Monaco
Brighton not expecting to sell Moises Caicedo this summer
As per the BBC's Simon Stone, Brighton remains confident that Moises Caicedo will stay at the Amex Stadium after the transfer window closes. Despite significant interest, including four bids from Chelsea, the Seagulls have rejected all offers for the 21-year-old including one worth around £80m.
Brighton values Caicedo closer to the £105m Arsenal paid for Declan Rice, reflecting their belief in his worth. The BBC also reports that the club has communicated their stance to Caicedo, who reportedly accepts it, contrary to some previous indications.
Chelsea looking at Edson Alvarez and Tyler Adams as Caicedo alternatives
According to The Times, Chelsea are exploring alternatives for Moises Caicedo and have turned their attention to Edson Alvarez and Tyler Adams. The Brighton midfielder has been their top target this summer, but negotiations over the fee with the Seagulls have proved challenging. As a result, the Blues are now considering other options, with Romeo Lavia also on their shortlist.
While Adams is not their primary target, he has a £25m relegation release clause, which makes him an enticing yet affordable option. However, the 24-year-old has also been linked with potential moves to Aston Villa, West Ham, and other Premier League clubs.
Chelsea and Juventus in talks to swap Romelu Lukaku for Dusan Vlahovic
According to Sky Sports Italia, Chelsea and Juventus have initiated talks for a potential swap deal involving Dusan Vlahovic and Romelu Lukaku. While Lukaku has garnered interest from various clubs including the Old Lady, the report reveals that Chelsea are now considering a swap deal for Vlahovic, something they had not previously entertained.
Although the Blues have been linked to Vlahovic, they have not seriously considered him as an option. However, Sky Sports Italia reveals that the former Fiorentina forward has caught Mauricio Pochettino’s eye, prompting Chelsea to explore Juventus' interest in Lukaku. Additionally, Fabrizio Romano reports that the club are still internally discussing the Vlahovic option, having rejected it earlier in July.
Chelsea are now back in talks again with Juventus through intermediaries — swap deal between Romelu Lukaku & Dušan Vlahović has been discussed again 🔵— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 31, 2023
Chelsea will discuss Vlahović internally as this option has been rejected in July. pic.twitter.com/1DuZPQYejU
Chelsea have agreement in place over long-term deal for Levi Colwill
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirms that Chelsea has finalized a contract extension for Levi Colwill, with the 20-year-old defender previously linked with a move away. The reporter has revealed that an agreement has been finally ratified, securing a lucrative long-term deal until June 2029.
Reports suggest that Colwill is content with the terms offered, and negotiations are ongoing to finalize the finer details of the contract. Additionally, the Evening Standard has revealed that Mauricio Pochettino played a crucial role in reassuring Colwill as he had concerns regarding his game-time in the upcoming season.
'Here we go' - Chelsea set to sign Monaco's Axel Disasi in €45m move
Chelsea have sealed Axel Disasi deal — documents and paperwork set to be exchanged between clubs 🔵✔️ #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 30, 2023
◉ Five year deal, option until 2029.
◉ Chelsea will pay €45m to Monaco.
◉ Medical booked — early next week.
◉ Interest but no bid from United or #NUFC.
Here we go ✔️ pic.twitter.com/fBsJdjOZUk
Chelsea exploring a move for Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez
According to The Daily Mail, Chelsea are engaged in tentative talks over a potential move for Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez as they seek to bolster their squad. The Spaniard has been knocked down to second choice while his relationship with Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi also hasn't improved, leading to speculation about a possible departure.
Although Chelsea's interest in Robert Sanchez had cooled down, recent reports from The Mail suggest a change. The presence of Sanchez's former mentor, Ben Roberts, who is now at Chelsea, has made the Spaniard more receptive. Additionally, there are rumors of Mauricio Pochettino showing keen interest in acquiring the goalkeeper's services.
Mauricio Pochettino on Lesley Ugochukwu's future at the Bridge
Lesley Ugochukwu, expected to leave Chelsea on loan as Mauricio Pochettino confirms: "We need experience in midfield. The idea for Lesley is loan move to get some game time". 🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 31, 2023
There's only Strasbourg as possible destination, if loan will be approved/confirmed. pic.twitter.com/gjFEWcBd5M
Chelsea attempting to negotiate a cash-plus-player deal for Kylian Mbappe
According to the Daily Record, Chelsea is making efforts to secure a deal for Kylian Mbappe through a cash-plus-player negotiation. PSG's formal decision to transfer list the 24-year-old due to his hesitation in signing a contract extension has attracted interest from various top clubs, including Real Madrid, European giants, and Saudi Arabian clubs.
However, the Daily Record reports that Chelsea aims to outmanoeuvre all competitors. The Blues' owner, Todd Boehly, and PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi have already engaged in direct discussions. For any offer to be successful, it must come close to the reported €230 million fee that the Parisians are demanding.
Chelsea pursue Real Madrid's Federico Valverde as Caicedo alternative
Chelsea actively explores signing Real Madrid's Federico Valverde this summer, reports Spanish publication Nacional. After facing rejections in their Moises Caicedo bids from Brighton, the Blues now consider alternative options.
Potential targets include Romeo Lavia and Valverde, with reports indicating Chelsea's willingness to make a significant financial commitment for the Uruguayan. Nacional reveals Chelsea's bid plan of around €130m for Valverde's services. Nevertheless, Real Madrid has already rejected an €80m offer from Liverpool and two €100m offers from Saudi Arabia, highlighting Valverde's importance to their squad.
Chelsea and Rennes reach agreement over €27m move for Lesley Ugochukwu
Chelsea have reached verbal agreement with Rennes for Lesley Ugochukwu, deal in place — personal terms agreed, long term contract 🚨🔵🇫🇷 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 29, 2023
Ugochukwu will sign for Chelsea then talks will follow to decide about loan to Strasbourg.
Fee around €27m, as @AdamLeventhal reports. pic.twitter.com/F887uzO03r
Moisés Caicedo trying to persuade Brighton to reduce £100m price-tag
Amidst rumours of a move away, The Times has reported that Moises Caicedo and his representatives are attempting to persuade Brighton to reduce their £100m asking price. This comes in light of interest from Chelsea and the fact that the Seagulls have rejected four bids from the Blues for the midfielder, the latest of which was around £80m.
The report has indicated that Brighton’s refusal to budge over their £100m valuation is a source of frustration for the 21-year-old, who wants to sign for the Stamford Bridge side this summer. Not only that, reports have indicated that Chelsea are considering other options, including Southampton’s Romeo Lavia.
Chelsea in talks with Rennes over move for Lesley Ugochukwu
Chelsea has approached Rennes for midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu, as reported by L'Equipe. The Blues are keen on signing the 19-year-old starlet, who had limited game-time last season and was linked with a move to England in January. Although West Ham is still in contention, L'Equipe indicates that Chelsea is leading the pursuit.
Despite having two years left on his contract, Ugochukwu is looking to explore other opportunities and believes a move to England could be beneficial. While Chelsea is at the forefront, their priority target for the summer remains Moisés Caicedo.
Crystal Palace confident of keeping Michael Olise despite Chelsea interest
Football Insider reports that Crystal Palace is confident of retaining Michael Olise this summer, despite the £35m release clause in his contract. The Frenchman's performances during the 2022/23 season at Selhurst Park and the presence of the release clause has attracted interest from the Blues as well as Manchester City.
While Chelsea are looking to reinforce their squad, the Cityzens view Olise as a replacement for Mahrez but Football Insider has revealed that Palace plan to fend off their moves. The Eagles want the Frenchman to stay at the club and are reportedly in talks over a new agreement that could remove the release clause.
Chelsea reject Juventus’ loan bid for Romelu Lukaku, seeks permanent move
Italian outlet Tuttusport reveals that Chelsea has turned down Juventus' loan proposal for Romelu Lukaku, as the Blues intend to offload the Belgian forward permanently this summer. The 30-year-old has fallen out of favor at Stamford Bridge and has attracted interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia and Italy, with Juventus emerging as the front-runners.
So much so, that Tuttosport have reported that Juventus are in negotiations over a loan move, with an obligation to buy, but Chelsea have rejected the offer. The London club are determined to sell Lukaku during this transfer window and are reportedly seeking a fee of approximately £40m to part ways with the player.
Chelsea target Southampton's Romeo Lavia after Caicedo rejection
According to The Athletic, Chelsea has set its sights on Romeo Lavia after Brighton rejected their fourth bid for Moises Caicedo. The negotiations for Caicedo's transfer have been ongoing for months, but an agreement has been elusive as Brighton are reportedly demanding a fee close to £100m.
As a result, the Athletic have reported that Chelsea are now considering alternative options, and one of them is Southampton's Romeo Lavia. However, Liverpool are also interested in the 19-year-old midfielder and have had a £37m bid turned down by Saints. Despite this setback, Reds remains in talks with the St Mary’s side and are confident in reaching a deal.
The Chelsea counter is coming. #CFC ready to move for Lavia and even prepared to table a higher offer than #LFC, having bid £50m for him a year ago. But Lavia is still sold on Liverpool. A move to Anfield remains more likely at this stage.😇 https://t.co/kF7Jt9aqqf— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) July 27, 2023
Brighton reject Chelsea’s fourth bid worth £80m for Moises Caciedo
EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea have submitted new bid for Moisés Caicedo in the last 24 hours. 🚨🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 27, 2023
Understand Chelsea new proposal was £80m (€93m in Euros) — and it was immediately rejected by Brighton. ⛔️ #BHAFC
Negotiations remain ongoing but no agreement at this stage. pic.twitter.com/NNk1Cg7CdY
Fulham submit £4m bid for Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi
As per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Fulham has made an opening bid of approximately £4m for Callum Hudson-Odoi. Discussions between Fulham and Chelsea have been ongoing in recent days, though no agreement has been reached yet. Nevertheless, other clubs, including Lazio and Crystal Palace, have also shown interest in the 22-year-old winger.
While Fulham appears to be the frontrunner in the race, Romano reports that their initial offer of around £4m falls short, as Chelsea is eyeing a figure closer to £8m.
Inter Milan keen on signing Trevor Chalobah
According to a report from Football Insider, Serie A powerhouses Inter Milan are eager to acquire the services of Chelsea's out-of-favour centre-back Trevor Chalobah.
Chalobah recently signed a new deal with Chelsea which see him tied to the club until 2028. Although Inter have shown a huge amount of interest in the player, he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge and fight for his place.
Juventus' Cristiano Giuntoli heads to England for Lukaku talks with Chelsea
Italian news outlet Calciomercato has reported that Juventus' sporting director, Cristiano Giuntoli, will travel to England to discuss a potential loan move for Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker has been linked with a transfer away, with Juventus emerging as his preferred destination.
Personal terms have already been agreed upon between Lukaku and Juventus, but talks are progressing slowly, causing concern for the 30-year-old forward. Lukaku finds himself out of favor at Chelsea and has been omitted from Mauricio Pochettino's 29-man squad for the Blues' pre-season tour in the US.
Mauricio Pochettino opens up on Kylian Mbappe to Chelsea
Mauricio Pochettino on Kylian Mbappé and Chelsea recent links: "We are working on our reality, our reality is different". 🔵⛔️ #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 26, 2023
"From my side, nothing to say. I just hope they find a solution for both sides. I love PSG, I was a player and coach there... and I love Kylian". pic.twitter.com/iv8pgWg6v5
Paulo Dybala set to reject Chelsea to sign extension with AS Roma
Paulo Dybala is poised to extend his contract with AS Roma, despite interest from Chelsea, Newcastle United, and Saudi Arabia, as reported by Calciomercato. The Argentine's current deal runs until June 2025, with a €12 million release clause for non-Italian teams. However, Dybala seems content to remain at the Stadio Olimpico.
Calciomercato reveals that an agreement has been reached between Tiago Pinto and Dybala's representatives, leading to a salary increase from €4.5 million plus bonuses to €6 million plus approximately €1 million in bonuses. The contract extension will be valid until 2026, and Roma also holds the option to further extend it for another season.
Chelsea set £50m valuation on Conor Gallagher amidst West Ham interest
According to TalkSport, Chelsea has placed a £50 million price tag on Conor Gallagher following an inquiry from West Ham United regarding the midfielder's potential transfer. While Tottenham has also shown interest, West Ham has taken the lead and had their initial bid of £40 million rejected by Chelsea.
Despite Chelsea's asking price, the Hammers are unwilling to exceed their offer of £37 million, with an additional £3 million in add-ons, as reported by the Evening Standard.
Furthermore, while the Englishman does have only two years remaining on his contract, Sky Sports has reported that Chelsea are open to extending it. Additionally, the report states Mauricio Pochettino has included the midfielder in his plans for next season, leaving any potential departure up to the 23-year-old.
Chelsea submit initial €45m offer for Crystal Palace's Michael Olise
According to RMC journalist Fabrice Hawkins, Chelsea have submitted their first offer to Crystal Palace in an effort to sign Michael Olise. The Blues have reportedly made an initial bid of around €45m, plus add-ons, for the 21-year-old attacker.
Furthermore, Hawkins has reported that Olise is open to joining the Stamford Bridge side and has already given the move a green light. However, Chelsea aren’t the only club in the race as reports have indicated that both Manchester City and Arsenal are also keeping an eye on proceedings.
Chelsea to terminate Aubameyang's contract to facilitate free transfer
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to terminate his contract with Chelsea after reaching an agreement to join Marseille, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The former Arsenal captain has endured a largely forgettable time at Stamford Bridge since his £12m move from Barcelona last September, scoring just three goals from 23 appearances.
Pierre Aubameyang has agreed to join Olympique Marseille, here we go! 🚨🔵— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 19, 2023
Auba will sign three year deal, as called two days ago — until June 2026.
Chelsea will let him leave for free, told Auba will arrive tonight @ OM camp then undergo medical tests on Thursday.
Done ✔️ pic.twitter.com/XRD0eFvvSp
Ethan Ampadu set to join Leeds United on a permanent deal
Chelsea set to make a move for Lyon's Rayan Cherki
According to ESPN, Chelsea are reported readying an opening bid for Lyon wonderkid Rayan Cherki as they eye a replacement for Christian Pulisic. Pulisic is set to join AC Milan, with the USMNT midfielder currently undergoing the second-part of his medical with the Serie A giants.
And the Blues are already moving to replace Pulisic, with Cherki one of the top targets. Currently under a contract at Lyon until June 2025, the France U21 international is keen to join Chelsea, and is valued at around €40m by the Ligue 1 outfit. Montpellier goal-machine Elye Wahi is also on the London club's shortlist
Tottenham eyeing up a move for Conor Gallagher
According to the Daily Telegraph, Chelsea's Conor Gallagher has been viewed as a potential replacement by Tottenham Hotspur for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who is subject to interest from Atletico Madrid and clubs in the Bundesliga.
New Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou is preparing for life without the Denmark international, and sees Gallagher as the ideal successor. The report adds that Chelsea value the Blues academy graduate at a hefty £50m.
Cristian Pulisic lands in Milan to complete move
Christian Pulisic is closing in on a move from Chelsea to AC Milan with the USMNT forward due to undergo a medical at the Italian club soon, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
Christian Pulisic becomes new AC Milan player today — official on Wednesday 🔴⚫️🇺🇸— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 12, 2023
◉ Pulisic will land around 9am CET.
◉ Medical tests around lunch time.
◉ Contract until 2027 to be signed in the afternoon.
◉ Documents already signed with Chelsea.
Here we go, confirmed ✔️ pic.twitter.com/lKWOrIHj9l
AC Milan send improved €20m+ Christian Pulisic offer
AC Milan have lodged a new bid worth over €20m for Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic, according to The Athletic.
The offer is an improvement on their opening €14m offer last weekend, but does remains under Chelsea's £25m valuation for the USMNT winger, who has already agreed personal terms in principle with Milan.
Lyon tabled an offer worth €25m to sign the attacker over the weekend, but the player only wants AC Milan and Champions League football and will reject any approaches from the French outfit.
Christian Pulisic likely to join Italian giant AC Milan
Chelsea's Christian Pulisic is likely to join AC Milan this summer as he is set to reject French club Lyon's offer, according to ESPN.
The USMNT star wants a move to Italy and is set to reject Lyon's £21 million bid of the winger.
Chelsea to keep on negotiating with Brighton for Caicedo
Understand Chelsea will continue talks with Brighton for Moisés Caicedo next week. Clubs will be in direct contact as negotiations are ongoing. 🚨🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 2, 2023
Chelsea hope to find a solution soon as personal terms are not an issue, Moisés already said yes to Chelsea.
Talks on. 🇪🇨 pic.twitter.com/pjLFvmnv9c
Blues planning to replace Mount with Cherki
According to football.london, Chelsea re monitoring the situation of young French midfielder Rayan Cherki. The Lyon prodigy garnered massive attention for his performances in Ligue 1 and could sign for the Blues to replace the departing Mason Mount.
The Chelsea academy product is touted to join Manchester United and Cherki could be an ideal replacement for Pochettino.
Ziyech's move to Al-Nassr collapses after knee issue
SC Heerenveen sign Charlie Webster on loan from Chelsea
OFFICIAL: Nicolas Jackson signs for Chelsea from Villareal
Azpilicueta returns to Spain after a successful tenure with the Blues
César Azpilicueta to Atlético Madrid, here we go! Agreement in place over two year contract. Azpi will sign until June 2025 🚨⚪️🔴 #Atlético— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 30, 2023
Chelsea will let him leave as free agent, matter of respect for former captain.
Documents will be ready soon.
Exclusive news, confirmed. pic.twitter.com/TQoKd4RKUm
Christian Pulisic agrees personal terms with AC Milan
AC Milan have agreed personal terms with Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic and are now negotiating a fee with the Blues, as per Matteo Moretto.
Pulisic is seen as one of the many players Chelsea are selling as a part of their mass exodus this summer, with the American winger only having a year left on his current contract.
El Milan trabaja en varios perfiles a la vez y persigue el fichaje de Christian Pulisic.— Matteo Moretto (@MatteMoretto) June 29, 2023
Hay una base de acuerdo Pulisic-Milan, pero todavía existe distancia entre los clubes.
El Milan también ha empezado a hablar con el Villarreal por Samuel Chukwueze.@relevo https://t.co/zg9Fxssbgc
Loftus-Cheek completes Milan medical
OFFICIAL: Edouard Mendy leaves Chelsea for Saudi Pro League side Al-Ahli
Edou Mendy has left Chelsea and joined Al-Ahli FC. ✍️— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 28, 2023
OFFICIAL: Kai Havertz completes £65m Arsenal move
Blues agree €15m fee to sign Brazilian winger Angelo Gabriel
Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Santos sensation Angelo Gabriel in a deal worth around £15m. The 18-year-old has long been considered as one of the top talents in Brazil and is likely to complete a move to Stamford Bridge in the coming days.
Chelsea have agreed €15m fee for 2004 talented Brazilian striker Ângelo, here we go! 🔵🇧🇷 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2023
Ângelo agreed personal terms on a deal until 2029. He’ll start pre season at Chelsea then possible loan.
ℹ️ Barça clause: they’ve 48h to match Chelsea bid — but they will NOT do it. pic.twitter.com/CtI4zLlcst
Chelsea offer a verbal bid for USMNT star Yunus Musah
Valencia are open to sell Yunus Musah this summer after they turned down all approaches last January, including a verbal bid from Chelsea. ✨🇺🇸— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 26, 2023
Understand €20m fee could be enough to sign USMNT midfielder.
🔴 AC Milan have included Musah in their list, as @MatteMoretto called. pic.twitter.com/Ic9kyNOgoo
Chelsea accelerated their pursuit of Moises Caicedo
According to the Daily Express, Chelsea have accelerated their pursuit of Brighton's Moises Caicedo as they have reportedly agreed personal terms with the midfielder.
The Blues were recently joined by Manchester United in their pursuit of Caicedo but Pochettino's side might have leapfrogged their rivals having agreed personal terms with the Ecuadorian.
Brighton and Chelsea have worked out multiple deals since the last season and with the Seagulls interested in Gallagher, Colwill, and Broja, the Blues could swap players to reduce Caicedo's asking price of £100m.
Loftus-Cheek on AC Milan's radar
Nicolas Jackson to sign an eight-year deal at Chelsea
Understand Nico Jackson’s contract at Chelsea will be valid until June 2031 — it’s eight year deal! 🔵✍🏻 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 25, 2023
Medical completed in two days, first part yesterday and second today.
€37m to Villarreal, bit more than release clause but better payment terms. pic.twitter.com/bpIEJbFot9
Blues ramping up their efforts for Moises Caicedo
🚨 Chelsea will make a big push for Moises Caicedo, who wants the move to Stamford Bridge.— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) June 24, 2023
A fee of £70M + £10M appears possible as Brighton don't want to deny the Ecuadorian a move.
Those close to Caicedo insist that the fee paid should not be more than what Real Madrid paid… pic.twitter.com/NazXwYTDcS
Azpilicueta waiting for Chelsea's decision to mutually terminate contract
César Azpilicueta, just waiting for Chelsea to give the green light to mutual termination of his contract. It's the final step to let him leave the club immediately, up to the club 🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 24, 2023
Inter have agreed personal terms with Azpilicueta on two year deal waiting to sign soon. pic.twitter.com/axb7IIkrjj
Man Utd set to submit third bid for Mason Mount
Manchester United are set to submit a third offer of over £55m to acquire Chelsea attacking midfielder Mason Mount after their first two bids for the 24-year-old English star were rejected by the London-based club. The Red Devils submitted the latest offer of £50 million, including add-ons, for the UEFA Champions League winner.
🚨 Manchester United are set to submit third official bid in excess of £55m for Mason Mount. #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 23, 2023
Sources feel this is going to be the final proposal after two bids rejected in the recent weeks.
Man Utd want quick resolution — also, 100% agreed personal terms.
More to follow. pic.twitter.com/DghgGwcI7F
Chelsea to go all in for Moises Caicedo as Arsenal drop from the race
According to a report from Football Insider, Chelsea are eager to get the deal for Brighton's Moises Caicedo over the line and are set to make an offer in excess of £80 million.
The Blues have finalised a lot of deals to offload players and clear the squad as well as the wage bill, and with Arsenal pulling out of the race for Caicedo, Chelsea believe they are close to sealing the transfer for the Ecuadorian.
Man City agree fee with Chelsea to sign midfielder Mateo Kovacic
EXCL: Mateo Kovacić joins Manchester City from Chelsea, fee agreed and done deal — here we go! 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 21, 2023
Agreement between clubs just reached for £30m fee.
Personal terms agreed two weeks ago, Kovacić only wanted Man City.
Medicals in the next days.
New midfielder for Pep 🇭🇷 pic.twitter.com/cXU7ZDSKMf
Chelsea reject second bid worth £50m from Man Utd with negotiations ongoing
According to The Athletic, Chelsea have rejected a second offer of £45m fixed fee plus £5m add-ons from Manchester United for midfielder Mason Mount. Chelsea have countered the proposal by requesting £60m plus £5m in bonuses.
Chelsea and Man City in 'final stages' of Mateo Kovacic transfer
Chelsea and Manchester City are at the final stages of Mateo Kovacić deal. First approach was for €25m, Chelsea want at least €30m. Personal terms are 100% agreed 🔵🇭🇷 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 19, 2023
This could only change if City decide to enter into Declan Rice deal — where Arsenal remain favourites. pic.twitter.com/kxHRS3fmLY
Chelsea could be ready to sell Kai Havertz for £65m
Expectation around Kai Havertz deal is to get the agreement done this week — after the international break. ⚪️🔴 #AFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 20, 2023
Arsenal hope to get green light from Chelsea as five year deal is already agreed with Kai.
Indicated fee to get the deal done is around £65m. pic.twitter.com/Z9fBsCunfC
OFFICIAL: Christopher Nkunku joins Chelsea
Romelu Lukaku to continue in Europe despite Saudi approach
Understand Romelu Lukaku has decided to continue in Europe despite important proposal received from Saudi. He’s NOT joining now 🚨🔵🇸🇦— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 19, 2023
Lukaku appreciated the effort but he’s not ready yet to leave European football. Inter have ball in their court — no agreement yet with Chelsea. pic.twitter.com/nHvTJmVPnl
Nicolas Jackson's arrival at Chelsea only a "matter of time"
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea and Villarreal are close to reaching an agreement for the transfer of striker Nicolas Jackson.
Chelsea are in dire need of a No. 9 next season and are set to sign the Senegalese international for €35 million.
Understand Chelsea are closing in on Nico Jackson deal — Villarreal informed today that €35m bid is set to be sent to match release clause 🚨🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 19, 2023
Chelsea & Villarreal, discussing installments as expected.
Jackson agreed long term deal; only wants Chelsea.
Matter of time. pic.twitter.com/MrZ1cqLz31
Ziyech close to agreeing a move to Al Nassr
Al Nassr and Hakim Ziyech are now on the verge of reaching an agreement over personal terms. Final details of contract are being sealed. 🚨🟡🔵🇸🇦 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 18, 2023
Chelsea will receive a fee also for Ziyech as for Kalidou Koulibaly who’s close to joining Al Hilal.
To be completed next week. pic.twitter.com/7IS15EAspw
Kante set to be announced as a Al-Ittihad player
N’Golo Kanté to Al Ittihad 🟡⚫️🇸🇦🇫🇷— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 18, 2023
◉ Four year contract signed.
◉ €100m total salary paid in four years.
◉ Image rights/commercial deals extra;
◉ Negotiations started on June 6 and deal now finally set to be announced.
End of an era for Chelsea legend. 🔵✨ pic.twitter.com/kS8taYnuO1
Koulibaly tipped to leave Chelsea after just one year at the club
Growing confidence tonight at Chelsea for Kalidou Koulibaly to accept Al Hilal contract proposal valid until 2026. It’s about key details now. 🔵🇸🇦 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 19, 2023
Both Koulibaly to Al Hilal and Ziyech to Al Nassr deals are advancing well and fast. pic.twitter.com/E5votwevlm
Chelsea willing to include Conor Gallagher in Moises Caicedo deal
Trevoh Chalobah pondering upon a move to AC Milan
🚨 Trevoh Chalobah is in Italy on holiday, but he's also deciding whether or not Milan is a suitable place to live.— Chelsea Dodgers (@TheBlueDodger) June 17, 2023
It's believed that the defender will also have a meeting about a potential move to Internazionale, who are negotiating with Chelsea over a deal.#CFC… pic.twitter.com/ZEY7sJu7Ho
Al-Nassr closing in on Hakim Ziyech
Al Nassr are advancing in talks to sign Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea, confirmed. Negotiations are underway — as called by Footmercato. 🚨🔵🇸🇦 #CFC #Saudi— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 17, 2023
Player open to discuss, proposal made.
Chelsea expect final bods from Saudi clubs for Ziyech and Aubameyang too. pic.twitter.com/9UBYtLGGgb
Blues looking to send a €120m pitch for Napoli's star winger
According to a report on Fichajes, Chelsea are closely monitoring the situation of Georgian winger Kvicha Kvaratshkelia. The Napoli attacker has garnered massive attention after a thunderous campaign for the Italian heavyweights guiding them to the Scudetto.
And the Blues are planning to spend big on Kvaratshkelia with the report suggesting that he's one of the most important names on Mauricio Pochettino's transfer wishlist. Although Chelsea would receive stiff competition from Bayern Munich and PSG who are also in the running to sign the youngster.
Blues receive loan request for teenage star
Chelsea have already received 3 loan requests from Championship clubs for Cesare Casadei. Decision will be made in the next weeks. 🔵🇮🇹 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 17, 2023
There’s nothing concrete with Juventus despite reports; he’s staying at Chelsea for long term project. pic.twitter.com/3SNHMXhNkm
Manchester United to challenge Chelsea for Hernandez
According to Fichajes, Manchester United are strongly considering a move for AC Milan defender and Chelsea target Theo Hernandez this summer.
The report states that Hernandez will be Manchester United's priority once the club's takeover process is complete and they will bid €60m for him.
Al Ittihad to sign N'Golo Kante in the upcoming 24 hours
Understand Al Ittihad are finally confident to get N'Golo Kanté deal signed within the next 24 hours. Agreement reached last week, first part of medical done but still waiting on player/agents signature. 🚨🟡⚫️ #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 13, 2023
Deal set to be sealed with final round of talks today. pic.twitter.com/ngciyW37eQ
Saudi Arabia come calling for Chelsea's defender
According to reports, Chelsea's Kalidou Koulibaly is attracting interest from Saudi Arabia. Saudi's PIF have contacted the defender, with the Senegalese open to the move as well.
Saudi Arabia's PIF have approached Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly (31), who is open to talks - they would like him to join Al-Ittihad but would allow him to join whichever Saudi side he wanted - the situation. https://t.co/IEPvaPLjRh— Get French Football News (@GFFN) June 12, 2023
Chelsea looking to swap Lukaku and Koulibaly for Onana
The Sun has reported that Chelsea are plotting a swoop of Andre Onana and are looking to offer two players in an exchange deal with Inter Milan. Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to bring Onano to Stamford Bridge in the hopes of changing the situation at the club and is looking to offer Romelu Lukaku and Kalidou Koulibaly in exchange for the shot-stopper.
Lukaku, who is on loan at Inter, has expressed his desire to continue with the Nerazzurri as he's not willing to return to the Premier League. While Inter have had a long-standing interest in Koulibaly who's had a below-par season with the Blues since his departure from Napoli.
With the Italian heavyweights vying for two Chelsea players, Pochettino could negotiate with Inter who are prepared to attach a heavy price tag on Andre Onana.
Meslier will only join Chelsea if he's the first choice goalkeeper at the club
According to multiple reports, Illan Meslier is interested to join Chelsea next season but with the condition that the French goalkeeper will be awarded the starting position in the eleven at Stamford Bridge. The French goalkeeper had a staggering season but failed to help Leeds United from going down to the Championship.
Since then the Blues are monitoring his situation with Chelsea tipped to make a £30m swoop for the young goalkeeper. Although he would only agree to a transfer if his conditions are met.
Speaking to Foot Mercato, Meslier said: “If it is to go and be on the bench, I’m not interested in that. If it’s to be the number one, of course, you can’t say ‘I’m not interested in Chelsea.’ I’d prefer to go to a less reputable club where I’ll have more game time than a top European club where I’d sit on the bench.”
Blues not willing to budge from their €80m asking price for Mount
Manchester United have sent messages to Mason Mount confirming intention to insist in the next days. Personal terms, not an issue as player’s keen on the move. 🔴 #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 11, 2023
Chelsea keep asking for €80m fee, this is why deal was not progressing this week but it’s not over. pic.twitter.com/2xms5Flgwy
Andre Onana speaks on Inter Milan future amidst Chelse interest
Chelsea begin negotiations with Southampton star
Chelsea have reportedly identified and began negotiations to sign Southampton's highly rated midfielder Romeo Lavia in the summer.
Football.London reports that Chelsea have opened talks with Southampton over a summer move for former Man City academy product.
Chelsea eyeing a move for Lautaro Martinez
Chelsea have identified Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez as a key target for their striker needs and have him high on their wishlist from the summer, according to the reports in The Times.
The Blues however are set to face competition from Real Madrid, who are looking for a replacement for their star striker Karim Benzema.
Chelsea dealt with a blow in Onana pursuit
Inter have rejected Chelsea’s advances to sign goalkeeper Andre Onana, according to Tuttomercatoweb. The two teams will continue negotiations after the Champions League final this weekend.
Blues expect £80m package for Man Utd-linked Mason Mount
Mason Mount has just one more year remaining on his deal at Stamford Bridge but has refused to pen fresh terms. The Red Devils are remaining calm about the deal as Mount is keen to move to Old Trafford.
But the main issue for them is Chelsea’s position on the price tag, with the Blues previously being reported to be holding out for no less than £80m for their academy graduate, of which £70m must be up front with £10m in add-ons, according to the Athletic's David Ornstein (via Rio Ferdinand's Youtibe Channel FIVE).
United are aiming for a compromise and hope to negotiate a deal worth £55m for the player.
AS Monaco reject chance to sign Chelsea defender Malang Sarr
Chelsea chief Todd Boehly already faces the ardous task of offloading numerous players this summer. Another name has been added to the list, with Monaco's sporting director Paul Mitchell confirming that Malang Sarr is on his way back to Stamford Bridge.
The centre-back spent last season on loan at Monaco but the French giants have snubbed the opportunity to sign Sarr permanently. And with plenty of centre-backs already on Chelsea's books, the Blues will surely look to move the 24-year-old on.
Real Madrid back away from €60m+ Kai Havertz deal
Real Madrid have cooled their pursuit of Kai Havertz amid concerns over Chelsea's hefty asking price, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Spanish side have spoken with Havertz's representatives and have made it clear that they would be interested in a summer deal for the German international. However, the Blues reportedly want €60m plus add-ons, which Madrid consider to be too much.
Los Blancos are not currently ready to pursue a deal at that price point, and have backed away from the negotiating table.
Real Madrid are not intentioned to pay €60m plus add-ons for Kai Havertz. He’s appreciated by board and Carlo Ancelotti but no plan to spend that amount of money. ⚪️🇩🇪 #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 8, 2023
Havertz situation will be discussed in the next days, Chelsea expect more clubs to approach them. pic.twitter.com/EWORqApsL4
Kovacic nears Chelsea exit after agreeing personal terms with Man City
Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has agreed personal terms with Manchester City, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Croatia international's contract expires next year, and Chelsea are actively looking to offload players with have 12 months remaining on their deals instead of seeing them leave on a free transfer next summer.
Chelsea granted City permission to speak with Kovacic about a possible move ahead of the upcoming transfer window last week. The Premier League champions have now agreed a contract with the Chelsea midfielder, and will now continue negotiations with Chelsea over a fee for Kovacic.
EXCL: Mateo Kovacić has now agreed personal terms with Manchester City after advanced talks already revealed last week 🚨🔵🇭🇷 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 8, 2023
Kovacić wants the move, next step has to be between clubs as Chelsea and City will discuss fee after the UCL final.
Chelsea, open to sell Kovacić. pic.twitter.com/PKdCHsEL9B
Brighton weighing up club record £40m bid for Levi Colwill
Brighton & Hove Albion are reportedly preparing an improved offer for Chelsea defender Levi Colwill. Chelsea have already rejected an initial offer of £30 million for Colwill, insisting he is not for sale this summer.
EXCL: Brighton are now preparing a new, record bid for Levi Colwill close to £40m to be submitted soon 🚨🔵 #BHAFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 6, 2023
Chelsea turned down £30m bid last week.
Chelsea always had the same position: Colwill is part of long term project, no intention to sell him. #CFC pic.twitter.com/aIWFRU2h8r
Chelsea ready to make a move for PSG star Neymar
Chelsea have stolen a march on Manchester United by opening talks to sign Neymar. That's according to Le10 Sport, who reports Todd Boehly & Co. have approached Paris Saint-Germain regarding a possible deal for the Brazilian winger.
PSG have identified Bernardo Silva as a priority signing, ahead of next season, with the potential departure of Neymar providing for finances to capture the Manchester City playmaker.
The report adds the Parisian club will seek a "good" price for Neymar's transfer, who signed for a world-record fee of €222m from Barcelona in the summer of 2017.
N'Golo Kante completes move to Al-Ittihad on a €100m-a-year deal
N’Golo Kanté to Al Ittihad, here we go! 🟡⚫️🇸🇦 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 7, 2023
◉ Medical tests completed in London.
◉ 2 year deal with an option for further season.
◉ €100m per season salary — figure includes image rights, commercial deals and ‘creative’ portfolio. pic.twitter.com/aHflFM9VMI
Chelsea join the race for Gabri Veiga
According to The Guardian, Chelsea have entered the competition to sign highly-rated Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga in the upcoming transfer window.
Veiga has been one of the most promising midfielders in Europe with Real Madrid and Liverpool also monitoring him. He has a release clause of £34m, as per the report.
Chelsea looking to sell Pulisic in the summer
Christian Pulisic, expected to leave this summer as Chelsea are open to let him go 🚨🔵🇺🇸 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 6, 2023
AC Milan are among clubs interested in Pulisic, as @MatteMoretto reports — he was mentioned in recent talks held with Chelsea.
Talks for Loftus Cheek in stand-by after Maldini’s sack. pic.twitter.com/2IdYn4WX3s
Kante set to leave Chelsea for Al Ittihad
N’Golo Kanté is on the verge of joining Al Ittihad on free transfer! Final details are being discussed then proposal will be accepted 🚨🟡⚫️🇸🇦 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 6, 2023
Al Ittihad directors just arrived in London to link up with PIF Saudi delegation to prepare documents.
€100m per year until 2025. pic.twitter.com/el7VDaiaq5
Hakim Ziyech reportedly set for Saudi move
According to the Italian journalist Rudy Galetti, a Saudi Pro League giant have made an offer for Ziyech and would be ready to do anything to attract the Moroccan star this summer. The journalist affirms that that the Saudi Ministry of Sports are in active talks with the player to facilitate his arrival.
🚨🗣️ Everything confirmed since May: Hakim #Ziyech and the 🇸🇦 Ministry of Sports are still in talks.— Rudy Galetti (@RudyGaletti) June 6, 2023
📆 A new meeting has been set for next week to have more in-depth discussions on the proposal.
↩️ The 🇲🇦 player wants to leave #Chelsea. 🐓⚽ #Transfers https://t.co/W90Xsw7Ewv pic.twitter.com/iKQDtHXAVp
Chelsea reject Burnley's £15m bid for Ian Maatsen
As per The Athletic, Chelsea have rejected a £15m bid from Burnley to sign promising left-back Ian Maatsen in the next transfer window.
The report states that Chelsea want more than £20m for the left-back.
Caideo willing to move to Stamford Bridge in the summer
According to Football Insider, Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is ready to move to Chelsea in the summer should the two clubs come to an agreement.
As per the report, after Chelsea missed out on Manuel Ugarte to PSG, the Blues are willing to go all in for the Ecuador midfielder in the upcoming transfer window.
Maignan reconsidering future amidst Chelsea interest
As per La Republicca, AC Milan goalkeeper and Chelsea target Mike Maignan is rethinking his future at the Rossoneri following technical director Paolo Maldini's shock exit from the club.
Earlier reports had suggested that Chelsea had bid €60m for Maignan which was promptly rejected by AC Milan who want to extend the goalkeeper's contract, however, the Frenchman may no longer want to renew.
Saudi clubs approach Aubameyang over summer move
Al Ahli and Al Shabab have approached Pierre Aubameyang to discuss potential move to Saudi league. 🚨🔵🇸🇦 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 5, 2023
Auba turned down MLS side LAFC in February as his priority was to continue in European football.
Auba will 100% leave Chelsea this summer. No doubts. pic.twitter.com/7k6FqqgycG
Chelsea favourites to sign Lavia in the summer
🇧🇪🔵 Most probably destination for Romeo #Lavia now set to become #ChelseaFC as Joe Shields - head of scouting (who convinced #SaintsFC to get him this summer) has been pushing to his superiors in order to start talks between clubs. #DiablesRouges #mercato #CFC 1/2 pic.twitter.com/nR0q4IiAa4— Sacha Tavolieri (@sachatavolieri) June 5, 2023
Chelsea interested in Mike Maignan
According to Daniele Longo, Chelsea are keeping tabs on AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan and want to offer €60m for him.
However, as per Longo, AC Milan have no interest in selling him and are looking to improve his contract.
🚨 Il Chelsea ha manifestato un certo interesse per #Maignan nei recenti contatti con il #Milan per Loftus-Cheek. Come anticipato da @larepublica_pe, ci sarebbe un’idea di offerta da 60 milioni.— Daniele Longo (@86_longo) June 5, 2023
Milan lavora al rinnovo di Mike, non lo considera cedibile (continua)
Al Ittihad and Al Nassr interested in Kante
N’Golo Kanté situation remains open as he’d love to stay at Chelsea but talks are not advancing to final stages after being close to full agreement in March. 🚨🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 5, 2023
Understand Al Ittihad and Al Nassr are the two Saudi clubs who are ready to tempt Kanté for new experience. pic.twitter.com/7qrKWTMule
Chalobah wants to fight for place in Chelsea
Amidst reports linking him to Inter Milan, The Athletic claims that Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah wants to fight for a place in the starting eleven under Mauricio Pochettino.
Chelsea are looking at a mass exodus of players this summer to help generate revenue, and Chalobah could reportedly be one of the players sold.
Real Madrid ready to offer €50-€60m+bonuses for Havertz
News #Havertz: As revealed yesterday and now confirmed: Package will be cheaper!— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) June 5, 2023
➡️ Talks about a total package of around €50-60m + bonus payments as Chelsea has to sell players!
Havertz, strong connection with #CFC but he is open to leave towards #RealMadrid. @SkySportDE 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/rUpEs9kIKa
Chelsea not willing to break the bank for Ugarte
Chelsea's hopes to sign Ugarte took a blow when PSG came in with a bigger offer. Chelsea are reluctant to break bank on the player and have reportedly pulled out of the race for him.
Breaking: Chelsea are pulling out of the Manuel Ugarte race, PSG are now in the lead to sign the player! 🚨🔵🇺🇾 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 4, 2023
Player was open to Chelsea move — but PSG have offered more and Chelsea are not willing to pay well above what they consider Ugarte’s “market rate”. pic.twitter.com/XYaSuSgoAY
Chelsea demand £20 million for Ian Maatsen
Chelsea have set an asking price of £20 million for left-back Ian Maatsen, according to reports in Evening Standard.
The academy product who was on loan at Burnley enjoyed a successful season and Burnley are keen on keeping him. The Dutchman has a year left on his contract and Chelsea could tie him to an extension before loaning him out again.
Chelsea keen on signing Lionel Messi
Chelsea have entered the race to sign Lionel Messi, Pablo Gravellone reports.
Newcastle United, Barcelona and Inter Miami are also interested in the Argentine icon but the Blues and Magpies are keen to bring him to the Premier League.
Chelsea hold a meeting to convince 22-year-old midfield star
According to Record Portugal, Chelsea held a meeting yesterday to try and convince Manuel Ugarte and address the wage discrepancy between their offer and PSG’s.
Blues have made great strides in their quest to sign Ugarte this summer and he is said to be a player desired by new manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Inter pushing for Trevoh Chalobah
The Evening Standard has reported that Inter are looking to sign Chelsea's defender Trevoh Chalobah in the upcoming transfer window.
Chalobah could be open to a move to the Italian giants for regular first-team football and the report suggests that Inter will have to shell out £25m for his signature.
The English defender is waiting to know whether he's part of Pochettino's future plans at Chelsea or not before he makes a final decision.