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    Chelsea in the running to sign Grealish

    As per Todofichajes, Chelsea is the latest club to join the race to sign Jack Grealish from Manchester City.

    The winger has had an underperforming season at the Etihad and the Manchester outfit are prepared to let go off their man to fund incoming transfers.

    With the Blues looking to upgrade their forward battery, Grealish could be a massive signing for Chelsea.

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    Chelsea looking to offload Moroccan winger

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    According to journalist Ciro Venerato (via Sports Witness), Chelsea’s million-dollar winger Hakim Ziyech is set to depart from Stamford Bridge.

    The Blues signed Ziyech for a fee of €40m after his exploits for Ajax but the Moroccan forward has failed to replicate his performances from the Dutch league with Chelsea.

    Ziyech would leave Chelsea for AC Milan as the Italian heavyweights are hunting for a replacement for Rafael Leao, who is attracting massive interest from European elites.

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    Blues join the race to sign Yunus Musah

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    According to Italian media outlet Calciomercato, Chelsea is the latest club to show interest in American International Yunus Musah.

    The midfielder had a scintillating World Cup for his national outfit, and has since popped up on the radar of several European elite’s.

    With the Blues looking to bring in reinforcements in January, Musah could be a smart transfer. Although Los Che are trying to offer the youngster a deal to extend his tenure in Spain.

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    Blues offer a swap deal for Bayern Munich star

    According to media outlet SPORT, Chelsea has proposed a swap deal to Bayern Munich involving Kingsley Coman and Christian Pulisic.

    The Blues are looking to offload their American winger after the former Borussia Dortmund player has failed to turn heads at Stamford Bridge.

    And with Kingsley Coman himself failing to find a spot in Bavarian’s eleven owing to the presence of Sane and Gnabry, Chelsea wants to bring him to England.

    Considering the swap deal won’t ruins either club’s future plans, Bayern Munich could be prepared to accept the offer.

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    Chelsea looking to snap Sancho from English rivals

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    According to Calciomercatoweb, Chelsea are plotting a move for Manchester United’s out-of-favour winger Jadon Sancho. The young forward has failed to make an impression since his arrival in England.

    And after the Red Devils signed Brazilian winger Antony, the former Borussia Dortmund player has fallen down the pecking order.

    But despite all the questions shrouding his form, Sancho is a world-class prospect. And with the Blues looking to offload Christian Pulisic, Sancho could easily find a spot in Graham Potter’s eleven.

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    Dumfries agent's revelations give Chelsea massive financial boost

    Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Denzel Dumfries’ agent has expressed that he doesn’t want his client’s price to rocket sky high after his outing in Qatar.

    Rafaela Pimenta believes hopes that Dumfries’ price doesn’t massively increase otherwise it would be difficult to get him a move.

    Currently Chelsea are the front runners to sign Dumfries from Inter and considering Inter’s financial position they would be prepared to accept any bids in the region of 50m for the Dutch defender.

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    Chelsea pace up their pursuit of Croatian centre-back

    According to transfer expert Florian Plettenberg, Chelsea have increased their pursuit of Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol.

    The young centre-back has had a scintillating tournament in Qatar helping his national outfit in crucial situations.

    But the Blues would receive massive competition from other English and Spanish clubs who are also monitoring his current situation as they want to sign him in 2023.

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    Los Blancos looking to snap Chelsea's captain

    According to Fichajes, Real Madrid have made Chelsea's right-back Cesar Azpilicueta a transfer target.

    The Spanish defender has been an integral part of the Blues’ backline for several years but now with him reaching the twilight of his career a switch looks inevitable.

    After Los Blancos signed Antonio Rudiger from the English club, Carlo Ancelotti wants to bring in Azpilicueta to Spain.

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    Chelsea interested in signing Nicolò Barella

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    As per Calciomercatoweb, Chelsea are strongly considering the possibility of signing Inter Milan midfielder Nicolò Barella next summer.

    With veterans Jorginho and N'Golo Kanté most likely leaving at the end of the season, Chelsea want to revitalise their midfield with new additions.

    Barella won't come cheap with his value reportedly being set around €80m, therefore Chelsea are looking to include Romelu Lukaku, who is on loan at Inter Milan, as a part of the deal.

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    Chelsea to compete with Spurs for Josko Gvardiol

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    Chelsea have been keen on securing the services for Croatia and RB Leipzig defender, Josko Gvardiol. According to reports in Corriere Dello Sport, Chelsea are now set to compete with Spurs for the signature of the 20 year-old.

    The German club is expected to demand a fee in the range of around €70-€80 million for the defender.

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    Kante could leave Chelsea on a free in the summer

    Chelsea are yet to reach an agreement with French World Cup winner, N'Golo Kante, over a new deal. Chelsea are reportedly looking at young midfielders and there are chances that Kante could leave on free after six years at Stamford Bridge, according to Fabrizio Romano.

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    Chelsea receive boost in Joao Felix pursuit

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    Atletico Madrid's record signing, Joao Felix, is reportedly open to a move to the Premier League, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

    “I’ve been told before that he is open to coming to the Premier League as his next destination," Jones told GiveMeSport. "As soon as that decision is made – if it’s made – then I think clubs like Chelsea will be having a look.”

    Chelsea are among the host of clubs who are keen on securing the Portuguese's signature.

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    Chelsea prepare a €40 million bid for Ismael Bennacer

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    Chelsea are preparing a €40 million bid for AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer, according to Alfredo Pedulla.

    Bennacer's contract with the Rossoneri expires in 2024, and with no imminent agreement over an extension, the Serie A giants could well be tempted to sell one of their most important players.

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    Chelsea favourites to sign Brazilian wonderkid

    According to Le10 Sport (via Mundo Deportivo), Chelsea are the favourites to sign Vasco da Gama sensation Andrey Santos.

    The operation will cost around €15-20 million, an amount which Barcelona are unwilling to spend on the 18-year-old Brazilian.

    Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain are the other teams that are said to be interested in the youngster.

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    Chelsea enter race for Jeremie Frimpong

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    According to football journalist Simon Phillips (via Give Me Sport), Chelsea are reportedly ready to rival Manchester United in the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen attacking full-back Jeremie Frimpong.

    Chelsea have a long-standing interest in Frimpong, having monitored and scouted him for a number of seasons, but they may now be hurried into a decision as reports doing the rounds that Manchester United are close to signing the Dutch defender.

    As things stand, Frimpong is looking likely to sign for Manchester United, but the Blues could attempt to hijack the move as they search for a long-term replacement for Cesar Azpilicueta, who could leave Stamford Bridge in the near future.

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    Chelsea edge closer to land Josko Gvardiol

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    Gvardiol is in the thick of an amazing world cup campaign with Croatia that has piqued the imagination of clubs from all across Europe.

    Chelsea tried to sign the 20-year-old last summer, but no agreement could be reached, and the central defender ended up signing a one-year contract extension with RB Leipzig.

    Per 90min, Blues have taken a step forward and are close to agreeing a deal with the Bundesliga side to bring the Croatian defender to Stamford Bridge in 2023. His existing deal includes a £45 million buyout clause that will only become effective at the end of the season.

    The Blues are in discussions with the German outfit and have indicated that they are prepared to pay Leipzig more than the player's release clause in order to avoid paying the whole £45 million outright and skip the transfer war.

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    Eduoard Mendy attracting interest from Italian giants Juventus

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    Serie A giants Juventus are interested in signing Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, according to

    The 30-year-old Senegalese shot-stopper was Blues' undisputed number in his first two seasons at the club, but his error-prone performances in the opening stages of the current season have come under increased scrutiny.

    Following Graham Potter's arrival, Mendy lost his starting spot to Kepa Arrizabalaga, with the new boss unconvinced of his ball-playing skills. Mendy's future at Stamford Bridge looks to be in jeopardy, with Chelsea reportedly planning to acquire a new first-choice goalkeeper next summer.

    Mendy is currently rated at €40 million owing to his contract not expiring until 2025, however Chelsea could be willing to accept a fee closer to £22 million they spent to sign the 30-year-old three years in order to offload him and free up wage bill and some space on their roster for new arrivals.

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    'Maybe one day' – Gvardiol 'happy in Leipzig' but doesn't rule out Chelsea transfer

    Josko Gvardiol insists he is happy at RB Leipzig but isn’t ruling out the possibility of a future move to Stamford Bridge.

    Gvardiol, 20, was heavily linked with a move to the Stamford Bridge during the summer transfer window.

    Todd Boehly and co made a massive last-minute bid for a possible transfer that would see him land at Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2022/23 season, but the deal never materialised. He then signed a new deal with Leipzig and has since continued to impress.

    However, rumours of a move have persisted, and the centre-back addressed the possibility after playing an instrumental in helping Croatia advance into the Round of 16 with a stellar display in the final game against Belgium.

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    Chelsea on course to secure Josko Gvardiol deal ahead of Juventus

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    Chelsea are reportedly in the lead in the hunt to sign RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol.

    According to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, Leipzig are supposedly ahead of Juventus in the running, who were also interested in the talented 20-year-old's signature.

    The Blues are in the market for a new central defender, with new boss Graham Potter keen to bring in an upgrade on Kalidou Koulibaly, who has not failed to convince so far since his arrival at Stamford Bridge last summer, while Wesley Fofana has struggled with injuries.

    The RB Leipzig defender has shone at the World Cup in Qatar, where he was pivotal in helping his side progress into the next round.

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    Chelsea tracking Brazilian wonderkid

    Chelsea are said to be following Vasco da Gama wonderkid, Andrey Santos, as are Newcastle. According to reports on CaughtOffside, the deal is not done yet, they are interested but Chelsea are following many talents around the world.

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    Chelsea make first move to sign Ismael Bennacer

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    According to football journalist Simon Phillips (via Give Me Sport), Chelsea have made a move to sign AC Milan playmaker Ismael Bennacer, and have a meeting scheduled with the agent of ex-Arsenal player ahead of possibly looking to lure the AC Milan star to Stamford Bridge when the transfer market reopens in January.

    Chelsea are seemingly on the lookout for midfield reinforcements ahead of the January transfer window as they look to rejuvenate their ageing midfield roster.

    The Blues have been informed that Bennacer's contract renewal with Milan has reached a deadlock, with Chelsea now interested in signing the 25-year-old Algerian international.

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    Christopher Vivell set to be announced as Chelsea's technical director

    Chelsea are set to announce Christopher Vivell as their new technical director after reaching verbal agreement months ago, according to Fabrizio Romano.

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    Chelsea ready to offload Christian Pulisic

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    Chelsea are apparently looking to offload former Dortmund star, Christian Pulisic, according to reports by TuttoJuve. The London Blues are looking for a fee in the range of €30 million (£26 million) for the US international.

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    Chelsea will face stiff competition to sign Ajax star in January

    Chelsea are reportedly aiming to sign Ghana star Mohammed Kudus fron Ajax in the upcoming winter transfer window, according to Fichajes, with Todd Boehly keen to add reinforcements to the team in hopes to revive the Blues' in the second half of the season.

    However, Liverpool, Real Madrid, and PSG will battle it out with Chelsea for the player in what will be a four-way tussle for Kudus.

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    West Ham set £70 million price tag on Chelsea target Declan Rice

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    West Ham United have slapped a relatively reasonable £70 million asking price for Chelsea target Declan Rice amid extensive Premier League interest, according to the Telegraph journalist Matt Law.

    Rice, 23, is facing an uncertain future at the London Stadium, having entered the final 18 months of his current contract. The England international is open to leaving the Hammers next summer, and is stalling new contract talks, which could force the Irons to cash in on their prized asset.

    Rice has become a midfield lynchpin for West Ham for a number of years, and the East Londoners are not expected to consider offers below the £70 million mark.

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    Chelsea set their sights on Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier

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    Chelsea want to sign a new goalkeeper and have identified Leeds United's Illan Meslier as a target, according to Simon Phillips.

    The Blues are reportedly unhappy with Edouard Mendy's performances since the turn of the year and want to find a new #1.

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    Christian Pulisic's January exit from Chelsea now unlikely

    Sky Germany's Florian Plettenberg has dispelled rumours stating that Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic might be on his way out of the club in the upcoming winter transfer window.

    The player wants to end the current season at the Stamford Bridge and is highly unlikely to leave unless a "great and interesting offer" arrives after the World Cup.

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    Christopher Nkunku will officially join Chelsea in June 2023

    It's done. Fabrizio Romano has all but given his trademark "HERE WE GO" for the Christopher Nkunku transfer to Chelsea.

    The Blues already completed the medicals for the Frenchman, paying his €60 million release clause. The RB Leipzig forward will sign a long-term deal with Chelsea and will join them next season.

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    Chelsea determined to sign Denzel Dumfries from Inter

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    Blues make Robert Sanchez a transfer priority

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    According to Simon Phillips (via GiveMeSport), Graham Potter has made the signing of Robert Sanchez a priority at Chelsea. Potter wants to reunite with the Spanish goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge as the English manager aims to bring reinforcements in that area.

    With Kepa struggling with injuries and Mendy falling down the pecking order, Potter needs a strong shot-stopper to fulfill the hopes of Todd Boehly.

    Sanchez’s contract at Brighton runs until 2025 and the goalkeeper will have an expensive price tag attached to his name if he decides to switch.

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    Chelsea on the prowl for Milan Škriniar

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    Inter centre-back Milan Škriniar is on Chelsea's radar, according to FC Inter News.

    The Slovak was close to signing an extension with the Nerazzurri, but reportedly wants €6.5 million plus bonuses instead of €5.5 million plus bonuses, which has forced delays in the renewal.

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    Chelsea scouts monitoring Ecuador centre-back Piero Hincapié

    According to The Mirror, the scouts at Chelsea are monitoring young Ecuadorian centre-back Piero Hincapié, who plays for Bayer Leverkusen and is one of the best young defenders in Germany.

    The 20-year-old has been impressive for his country at the World Cup in Qatar, and Chelsea would love to have the player join them as a successor to Thiago Silva, who is 38 years old.

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    Mount declines Chelsea's offer worth £200,000 a week

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    Mason Mount has reportedly rejected a whopping offer of £200,000 a week from Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail. The English midfielder’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the summer and despite him being a crucial piece in Chelsea’s midfield the two parties currently stand in a disagreement.

    According to the report, Mounts wants to garner a salary worth £300,000 a week which is close to his England teammate Raheem Sterling.

    The 23-year-old is one of the lowest earners at Chelsea and therefore his demands look understandable considering the growth in stature at the club.

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    Chelsea aiming to bring out of favour Atletico forward to England


    According to Spanish publication Marca, Chelsea has entered the race to sign Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid. The Portuguese youngster has had an awful stint in Spain according to his standards and has continuously been dropped by Diego Simeone.

    And Felix had finally expressed his desire to leave and Chelsea approached his agent to formalize a deal. If Felix has few good outings in Qatar he could be on the verge of making a big-money move to Chelsea.

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    Official: Chalobah extends with Chelsea

    Chelsea's CB, Trevoh Chalobah, has signed a new long-term extension with Chelsea which will keep him at the club until June 2028, with the Blues having an option to extend till 2029.

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    Chelsea prepared to pay £200m for Rice and Bellingham

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    According to The Telegraph, Chelsea is prepared to shell out £200m for the signature of England internationals Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham. The club has been looking to revamp its midfield and it looks like they are interested in the duo of Bellingham and Rice.

    Both Jorginho and N’golo Kante are out of contracts at the end of the summer, with Graham Potter hunting down the possible replacements

    The Blues have been circling around the duo for a really long and might receive severe competition from other English clubs, especially for Bellingham.

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    Blues lead the race to land Diogo Costa from Porto

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    Spanish publication Relevo has reported that Chelsea is currently the frontrunner to sign Diogo Costa from Porto. The 23-year-old goalkeeper has garnered massive interest from across Europe, but the Blues have reportedly contacted the Portuguese international for a move.

    Although Chelsea have the likes of Arrizabalaga and Mendy in their ranks, Graham Potter had been hunting for reinforcements in that position.

    Costa has a 75m release clause in his contract something the North London outfit is prepared to meet.

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    Blues enter the race to sign Rabiot

    Calciomercarto has reported that Chelsea is interested to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus next summer. The French midfielder was influential in his team’s first victory in Qatar and could be pushing towards a move away from Italy.

    The Blues are prepared to offer him a contract worth 10m-a-year to get his signature.

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    Blues to begin negotiations for Leandro Trossard

    As per Football Insider, Chelsea are soon going to begin negotiations with Brighton for in-form winger Leandro Trossard to sign him in January.

    Trossard has impressed this season with 7 goals in 14 games. Chelsea manager Graham Potter reportedly wants the winger as he is familiar with him due to his time at Brighton.

    However, Brighton aren't willing to sell the player in the winter and will trigger a one-year extension to prevent his contract from expiring at the end of the season, states the report.

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    Blues to approach West Ham about Rice soon

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    According to The Telegraph, Chelsea will soon get in touch with local rivals West Ham United to discuss a possible move for midfielder Declan Rice.

    Rice was once a part of Chelsea's esteemed youth academy, however, he was released when he was 14. Since joining West Ham he has made the Blues regret their decision by becoming one of the best midfielders in England today.

    Chelsea will also be hoping to renew Rice's close friend Mason Mount's contract to help their bid to sign the West Ham skipper.

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    Chelsea have €70m agreement for Nkunku

    According to journalist Ben Jacobs, Chelsea will sign RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku for a fee of €70m next summer.

    It has been widely reported that Chelsea signed a pre-agreement with Nkunku long back, however, there were rumours suggesting the Blues want to bring him in immediately after the World Cup.

    As per Jacobs, leaving RB Leipzig in the middle of the season was never the intention of Nkunku and he will join Chelsea only at the end of the season.

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    Chelsea to rival Tottenham for Everton attacker Anthony Gordon

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    According to Football.London, Chelsea will compete with Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Anthony Gordon should their London rivals reignite their interest in the Everton midfielder during the upcoming January transfer window.

    The 21-year-old was subject of multiple bids from the Blues during the summer transfer window when Thomas Tuchel was in charge.

    Everton sought in excess of £60 million for the youngster, but Chelsea were not prepared to exceed their £40 million valuation. Tottenham had asked about him earlier in the summer but scoffed after knowing the hefty price tag.

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    Chelsea will sell Lukaku next season

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    According to CalcioMercato, Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has decided to sell striker Romelu Lukaku permanently next season.

    Lukaku is currently on loan with Serie A side Inter Milan, for whom he played before joining Chelsea in 2021. Earlier reports suggested the Belgian would continue at the Milanese club for another year on loan next season.

    However, Chelsea have decided against it and want to cash-in on Lukaku before he ages further and declines in his performances.

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    Chelsea interested in signing Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford

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    According to The Sun, Chelsea are interested in signing Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and will keep a close eye on him throughout the World Cup.

    Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy have been battling for the first-choice goalkeeping position at Stamford Bridge, but neither has done enough to convince manager Graham Potter that they are the best long-term option, with the former Brighton boss on the lookout for goalkeeper who will be comfortable with the ball at their feet.

    Jordan Pickford has now been identified as a possible alternative for Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy.

    Pickford, 28, has clearly established himself as England's number one and has been in excellent form for Everton this season.

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    Blues face risk of losing Kai Havertz to Real Madrid

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    According to Calciomercato, Chelsea could be at risk of losing their star forward Kai Havertz to Real Madrid. Although the German’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires in 2025, Los Blancos are looking to hunt another striker after the World Cup in Qatar.

    With Benzema's contract expiring in 2024 and Nkunku being heavily linked to England, Carlo Ancelotti wants to strengthen his forward battery by bringing Kai Havertz to Spain.

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    Graham Potter looking to bring Aston Villa winger Bailey to Chelsea

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    The Daily Mail has claimed that Chelsea could be eyeing Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey in the upcoming summer window.

    The former Bayern Leverkusen forward had attracted interest from the Blues during his stint in Germany and now Graham Potter wants to get him to Stamford Bridge.

    Another factor is that Christian Pulisic is pushing for a switch away from North London and Leon Bailey could serve as the perfect replacement for the American forward.

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    Ronaldo could sign for Chelsea if the Red Devils sack the striker

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    English news publication Mirror has reported that Chelsea is continuing their pursuit of Manchester United’s legendary striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

    The Portuguese made some jaw-dropping revelations in an interview with Piers Morgan and now the Red Devils are looking to terminate his contract preventing him to pocket his wages of £ 500,000-a-week.

    If Manchester United sack Ronaldo, then the 37-year-old will become a free agent and could join any club with the Blues currently emerging as the frontrunners for his signature.

    The Blues would want a striker to partner up with Aubameyang as they have sometimes failed to find the back of the net this season. And Cristiano Ronaldo could perfectly be the goal-scoring machine they are hunting for.

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    Blues line up possible replacements for Mount if contract extension talks fail

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    The Express has reported that Chelsea is planning to identify the successors of Mason Mount if the English midfielder does not sign a contract extension with the Blues.

    Mount is currently being chased by Liverpool and Juventus who are constantly monitoring his situation at Chelsea. And Chelsea’s hierarchy is looking to draw out a contingency plan in case Mason Mount’s contract extension talks take an unwanted turn.

    According to the report, RB Leipzig’s forward Christopher Nkunku could be the right man for this role. And if everything functions smoothly, the French forward could be donning the Blues’ jersey next summer for the transfer fee of £52m.

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    Chelsea vying to get Villarreal's Spanish defender onboard

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    90min has reported that Chelsea could be targeting Villareal’s center-back Pau Torres in the upcoming transfer windows. The Spanish defender has been exceptional in defense for the Yellow Submarine and could be an ideal player for Graham Potter.

    Although Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs are also chasing Torres, Chelsea is in a pole position to sign the young defender.

    Torres’ contract with Villareal ends in 2024 and he could be destined to move to England for a fee in the region of £44m.

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    Blues' are top contenders to land Rabiot from Juventus

    Calciomercato has reported that Chelsea is trying to lure French midfielder Adrien Rabiot to Stamford Bridge. The Juventus midfielder was destined to move to England last summer as Manchester United was chasing his signature before the move failed.

    But now the Blues are the latest club to be circling around the 27-year-old. Rabiot is an experienced defensive midfielder and could help the North London outfit fill the hole that Kante’s absence has left in the center of the field.

    The French midfielder’s contract with Juventus expires this summer and it looks like he’s not interested to extend his stay in Turin, giving Chelsea a shimmer of hope.

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    Chelsea to keep close tabs on Rafael Leao in Qatar

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    While talking to GiveMeSport, journalist Pete O’Rourke exclaimed that Chelsea is going to closely monitor Portuguese winger Rafael Leao at the World Cup in Qatar.

    With Portugal missing some senior forwards, Leao could have a standout tournament. And with AC Milan struggling to extend Leao’s stint at San Siro, a move to Stamford Bridge could be imminent.

    According to reports, the Italian outfit would accept offers in the region of 100m, something the Blues would be prepared to fork out for Leao.

    The journalist said: “I’m sure they’ll be keeping a close eye on him during the World Cup, and if he does really well for Portugal, Chelsea will be very keen to bring him to Stamford Bridge."

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    Chelsea's shot-stopper speaks about his future with the Blues

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    Chelsea’s shot-stopper Edouard Mendy has given a statement after there have been questions shrouding his future at Stamford Bridge. Mendy has fallen out of favor under Graham Potter and the goalkeeper’s quality has dropped this summer.

    And now Mendy has currently stalled any contract extension talks with the Blues.

    The Senegalese keeper’s contract with Chelsea expires in 2025 but football fans are finding it unusual for the dialogue to be continuously stalled between the two parties.

    Although Mendy has exclaimed that his sole focus is his international squad and the grand tournament in Qatar and he’ll think about the Blues after the World Cup.

    Speaking to Wettbasis, he said: “I am in Qatar primarily to represent my country and do everything I can to ensure that we have a successful tournament. We'll see what happens next with the Blues.

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    Inter Milan adamant on signing Kanté

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    As per Todo Fichajes, Inter Milan are prioritising the signing of Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kanté next summer.

    Kanté's contract with Chelsea expires at the end of the season, with reports suggesting the French midfielder will not renew with Blues.

    Inter Milan are looking to reinforce their midfield, especially with the possibility of Marcelo Brozović leaving next summer.

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    Chelsea prioritise Rabiot signing for winter

    As per Fichajes, Chelsea's main objective for the upcoming winter transfer window is to complete the signing of Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

    Rabiot's contract with Juventus expires in June, with many clubs looking to sign him for free. Chelsea are looking to jump ahead of everyone else and secure his signing by paying a low transfer fees.

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    Chelsea's scout to keep close tabs on Frenkie De Jong

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    Latest reports from England have found that Chelsea will keep close tabs on Dutch international Frenkie De Jong in the upcoming World Cup. The Blues are looking to rebuild under the new leadership of Graham Potter and the English manager has been fond of De Jong for long.

    With Barcelona looking to offload the midfielder, the North London outfit can swoop De Jong if he makes an impression in Qatar.

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    Depay open to Chelsea move

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    Memphis Depay has fallen down the pecking order at Barcelona, making just two starts this season and could be on his way out.

    After rejecting Chelsea last summer the Dutch forward is now open to move to Chelsea thanks to their participation in Champions League, according to reports from AS (via Sport Witness).

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    Kante keen on moving to Serie A

    La Repubblica has claimed that N'Golo Kante will leave Chelsea on a free transfer in the summer of 2023. He is apparently interested in moving to Serie A, with clubs like Inter Milan and Juventus potential destinations.

    Kante has struggled with injuries of late and Chelsea are prepared to let him leave on a free when his contract expires in 2023.

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    Chelsea to go after Dembélé again next summer

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    According to Fichajes, Chelsea will be looking to sign Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembélé again next season. The Blues were interested in signing the Frenchman for free in the last window, but the 25-year-old renewed with Barca.

    However, he has once again emerged on their radar after reports have emerged stating Dembélé has a €50m release clause from next summer onwards. Chelsea will be looking to finally secure his signing by triggering the release clause next June.

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    Chelsea and Mount yet to reach agreement on extension talks

    Mason Mount is one of the pillars at Chelsea and has been a vital part of the squad. The Blues are hopeful of reaching an agreement for a new contract in January according to reports from The Athletic.

    Mount's current contract runs out in 2024 and while the talks are progressing well, nothing has been agreed yet.

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    Mendy reconsidering Chelsea future

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    According to Daily Mail, Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is considering leaving the Blues due to limited game time under manager Graham Potter.

    Since Potter has taken charge at Stamford Bridge, he has preferred Kepa Arrizabalaga over Mendy, with the latter only featuring when the former was injured.

    With Kepa likely to start once the World Cup is over, Mendy wants to move to a team where he will be a regular first-team player, with a move back to the Ligue 1 reportedly his priority.

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    Zakharyan confirms Chelsea negotiations

    Speaking to Sport-Express (via Sports Mole), Dynamo Moscow winger Arsen Zakharyan confirmed that Chelsea are negotiating a move for him with his club.

    Chelsea had triggered his release clause of £12.6m in the summer transfer window, however, due to the current sanctions on Russia by the United Kingdom, the move fell.

    However, it seems Chelsea are trying to find a way to overcome the sanctions and bring Zakharyan to Stamford Bridge.

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    Potter not interested in bringing in Ronaldo

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    According to The Express, Chelsea manager Graham Potter doesn't want the club to sign wantaway Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo in January.

    Potter doesn't see Ronaldo as an addition who fits his tactics and vision for Chelsea, and therefore wouldn't like the Blues to sign him.

    Chelsea owner Todd Boehly reportedly wanted to sign Ronaldo in the summer, however, former manager Thomas Tuchel espoused similar views to those held by Potter.

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    Chelsea favourites to land Endrick

    According to journalist Jorge Nicola on his YouTube channel, Chelsea are the frontrunners to sign highly-rate Palmeiras starlet Endrick.

    The 16-year-old Brazilian winger has caught the eye of many clubs with his performances at both youth and senior levels. Real Madrid, Barcelona, and PSG are interested in Endrick as well, but it seems the Blues are closest to securing his signing.

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    Chelsea lead the race to sign Ronaldo after his accusations

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    Football fans all over the world woke up with a shocking news when Cristiano Ronaldo revealed a few snippets of his interview with Piers Morgan. The Portuguese striker took digs at his boyhood club and went ahead to question current manager Erik Ten Hag.

    Now according to Evening Standard, Ronaldo will be looking for a new home after the World Cup in Qatar and it looks like Chelsea could be the frontrunners to acquire his services.

    Chelsea’s owner Todd Boehly previously wanted to purchase Ronaldo but couldn't because of Thomas Tuchel’s lack of interest.

    Now with Stamford Bridge experiencing a change in managerial structure, Boehly could fulfill his wishes of signing Cristiano Ronaldo in January.

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    Mount to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge despite rumours indicating otherwise

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    Fabrizio Romano in his exclusive CaughtOffside column has explained that despite there being claims of Mason Mount’s contract extension being stalled, the English midfielder will surely stay at Stamford Bridge.

    Mount’s stint with the Blues ends in 2024 and according to Romano discussions have been ongoing between the two parties for even if it’s not been presented yet.

    “Despite some speculation doing the rounds, I’m told there have been talks ongoing for a long time between Mason Mount and Chelsea,” Romano explained.

    “It’s still not done but it’s under discussion, and for Chelsea it’s seen as an important priority to extend Mount’s deal.

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    Under fire Chelsea manager Graham Potter has full backing of the club

    Graham Potter has Chelsea's "total backing," despite the fact that the new manager has presided over three consecutive Premier League losses.

    The Blues are adamant that Potter is the ideal person for the position, according to The Athletic, even if some fans are already growing impatient with Potter.

    Potter has already been assured of Chelsea's support, and there is a strong belief around the club that Potter "has been appointed for future seasons, not just this one."

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    Hakim Ziyech wanted by AC Milan in January

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    Out-of-favour Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech is reportedly on the radar of Serie A giants AC Milan, who want to sign the player in January, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

    The Serie A champions are ready to sign the Moroccan, who will probably cost less than €20 million.

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    Graham Potter chasing in-form English striker Ivan Toney

    Fichajes has reported that Graham Potter’s Chelsea is the first club to show interest in the signature of Ivan Toney. The Brentford forward is currently one of the most in-form strikers in England.

    Despite him missing out on the English squad’s flight to Qatar, Chelsea will have to fork out a good sum for Toney’s services.

    Toney’s contract with the Bees expires in 2025 and could cost Chelsea 50m. But with the Blues lacking a forward in their team, Graham Potter could make Toney a priority next season.

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    Mason Mount and Chelsea reach a snag as contract extension talks delayed

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    The Telegraph has reported that the contract extension talks between Mason Mount and Chelsea have hit a dead wall. The talented midfielder has entered the last 18 months of his contract and the Blues are trying their level best to keep their academy graduate at Stamford Bridge.

    But despite all the efforts by the Blues the two parties aren’t on the same page and there is still work to be done to reach a conclusion.

    Graham Potter has reportedly identified Roma's captain Lorenzo Pellegrini and Villareal's Yeremy Pino as Mount's successor. But the English side are hopeful that they'll convince Mason Mount to stay at Stamford Bridge

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    Leandro Trossard keeps the door open for a Chelsea move

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    Brighton’s mind-boggling winger is on the radar of Chelsea according to reports from the Mirror. Graham Potter is aiming to raid his former team and pick out some of the best prospects with Trossard being right up there.

    The Belgian forward has claimed that if Chelsea come knocking on the door he wouldn’t mind switching ships and joining former boss at Stamford Bridge.

    Trossard’s excellent goal-scoring ability is known to the whole world and with the Blues lacking a proper goal scoring machine, Trossard could surely fill that category.

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    Potter not interested in signing new players as he backs his current squad

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    Talking to the press before the fixture against Newcastle(h/t Football.London), Graham Potter has revealed his plans to not sign new players in the winter transfer window. The newly appointed manager feels that the current catalogue of players still has more to prove and the manager’s focus is on improving Chelsea’s performance. Potter mentioned that the Blues are missing a few key players and once they return they could change the fortunes at Stamford Bridge.

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    Chelsea interested in Atlético Madrid's José María Giménez

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    Chelsea are languishing at 7th place in the Premier League, with a defence struggling with both form and injuries.

    According to Italian journalist Rudy Galetti, the Blues might look towards Atlético Madrid's José María Giménez as someone who could add some much-needed depth and experience to the defence.

    The Uruguayan could be tempted to leave Spain after Los Colchoneros failed to progress to the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

    Rojiblancos, struggling with their financial conditions at the moment, could let the centre-back leave if a good offer arrives.

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    Chelsea host Endrick's family in a bid to lure the Brazilian

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    Brazilian prodigy Endrick has been subject to interest from several major European clubs. The 16-year-old is one of the most sought-after talents in world football.

    Chelsea recently hosted his family at the Cobham training facility in order to lure the Brazilian. Endrick is believed to have spent time with veteran Thiago Silva as well, according to The Times.

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    Chelsea lining up a move for Moises Caicedo from Brighton

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    Simon Phillips has told GiveMeSport that Chelsea are targeting Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.

    Caicedo has been exceptional for the Seagulls and would look to join former boss Graham Potter at Chelsea.

    With Jorginho and N’Golo Kante looking unlikely to extend their contracts at Stamford Bridge, the Ecuadorian player could join Chelsea at the end of the season.

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    Chelsea's N'Golo Kante obtains fresh interest from PSG

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    Chelsea could be on the verge of losing N'Golo Kante with the 31-year-old midfielder receiving interest from France. The French midfielder is a popular name in North London and losing him could cost the Blues.

    While they fear that N’Golo Kante could join Arsenal, new offers from PSG could make the transfer inevitable.

    With Graham Potter planning a rebuild, a player like Kante could hold Chelsea’s midfield together despite his multiple injury concerns. With the veteran’s contract expiring in 2023, the club will have to make a decision quickly.

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    Blues tracking the progress of Lyon's young right-back Malo Gusto

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    Graham Potter’s rebuild at Stamford Bridge continues with Lyon's right-back Malo Gusto being the latest transfer target according to CaughtOffside. The Blues have looked vulnerable at the back on multiple occasions and with right-back Reece James injured, Potter would want to bring the Lyon defender onboard. The 19-year-old has turned out to be a constant starter for the French club and could be lured to play in England.

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    Armando Broja to stay at Chelsea despite multiple rumours surrounding his future

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    Give Me Sport has reported that Graham Potter has ruled out a transfer for Armando Broja from Chelsea. Reportedly the new manager is happy with Broja and wants to keep him at Stamford Bridge. Multiple rumours have linked Broja away from North London with clubs like AC Milan and Atletico Madrid leading the race. But with Chelsea lacking a backup striker for Aubameyang, a switch for Broja looks impossible.

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    Chelsea enter the race to sign Jeremie Frimpong from Bayern Leverkusen

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    CaughtOffside has reported that Chelsea is prepared to battle it out with Manchester United for the signature of Jeremie Frimpong. The Dutch defender has been on the Red Devils’ wishlist and now the Blues are also targeting the young right-back. With Reece James injured for the World Cup and beyond, Graham Potter needs a solid right-back to bolster his backline. Potter has previously played Sterling and Loftus-Cheek in unfamiliar right wing-back positions and a player like Frimpong could fit the criteria better than the duo.

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    Chelsea to shell out €30m for highly appreciated Inter right-back Denzel Dumfries

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    According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea wants to sign Denzel Dumfries in the January transfer window. The Inter Milan defender would cost the London club a fees around 30m, something the Blues are prepared to pay. The reports further states that Dumfries was a target in the previous window as well but he continued to stay in Italy. With Graham Potter aiming to rebuild his defense, the Dutch defender could be one of the favourites to arrive at Stamford Bridge.

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    Graham Potter's eyes set on Jose Gimenez as he plans a rebuild of Chelsea's backline

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    CaughtOffside has reported that Atletico Madrid defender Jimenez has caught Chelsea’s eyes and the club could aim to bring him in January. Despite spending largely on defensive reinforcements this summer the Blues have conceded goals in crucial fixtures. And reportedly Graham Potter is interested in acquiring the Uruguayan centre-back to bolster his backline.

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    Chelsea join hands with Real Madrid and PSG in the race to sign Endrick

    Graham Potter’s Chelsea are the latest club in the hunt for Endrick from Palmeiras. The 16-year-old could join the Blues in 2024 for a whopping price of 60m. Although Real Madrid and PSG are also leading the race to sign Endrick, Todd Boehly would be hoping to obtain the Brazilian’s services considering Chelsea’s rollercoaster form this summer.

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    Chelsea looking at Martin Terrier to bolster attack

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    Chelsea have been misfiring in front of goal this season and are looking for solutions in the market. The Blues have identified Stade Rennais forward, Martin Terrier, as a potential solution to their struggling attack, according to a report from Jeunes Footeux.

    The French forward scored 21 goals in the league for Rennes last season.

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    Chelsea are tracking the progress of talented Mexican winger Alexis Vega

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    Alexis Vega has emerged on the radar of several big clubs in Europe. The 24-year-old is predominantly a left-sided winger but is versatile enough to operate as a centre-forward and a right-winger as well. 

    According to Give Me Sport, Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Liverpool will keep a close eye on the Mexican winger at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

    The Mexican is under with Guadalajara until the summer of 2024 and he could be available for a reasonable price at the end of this season when he will have just one year remaining on his deal.
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    Blues considering move for Porto star and Arsenal target Pepe

    Chelsea are ready to continue transfer splurge with a transfer swoop for Porto winger and Arsenal target Pepe, according to Portuguese outlet A Bola.

    However, the Blues have been told that the Brazilian is not for sale for anything less than his £59million buyout clause.

    Arsenal made an unsuccessful £25.3 million bid for the 25-year-old attacker last summer, and remain keen on signing him in the upcoming transfer windows.

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    Barcelona rule out Jorginho signing owing to high wage demands

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    Barcelona do not want to sign Chelsea midfielder Jorginho at the end of the next season because of the player's high wage demands, according to TodoFichajes.

    The report further suggests that the Italian wants an annual salary of €10 million, in addition to a signing fee of €12 million, something which the Catalans won't be happy to offer due to their financial constraints.

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    Chelsea not interested in Gordon anymore

    As per Talksport, Chelsea are no longer interested in Everton starlet Anthony Gordon whom they tried to sign in the last transfer window.

    Gordon was highly rated by the Chelsea administration, however, they couldn't agree a deal with Everton. Reportedly, rivals Tottenham Hotspur will swoop in for the winger and try to lure him to North London.

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    Barca monitoring Gvardiol

    Fichajes has reported that Barcelona is keeping close tabs on Chelsea target Josko Gvardiol. The Croatian center-back has been on the Blues’ radar for a long time but now Barcelona has also joined the race to get his signature. Considering Barcelona is seeing Gvardiol as Pique’s replacement, Chelsea needs to make a move for him in January.

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    Jorginho asks Chelsea to double his salary amid Barcelona and Juventus interest

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    Jorginho, 30, is out of contract at the end of the season and he’s received interest from Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan. And the Italian playmaker appears to be angling for a move away from Stamford Bridge.

    While Chelsea are keen to keep the Italian, the player's ludicrous demands are stalling any contract extension talks. The 30-year-old vice-captain has asked for a pay rise that would see his salary double despite turning 31 next month.

    Jorginho currently nets around £5.5 million a year after tax. According to Spanish outlet Sport, he demands that hiked to a net salary of £12 million a year. Moreover, it has been reported that he is using Barcelona and Juventus interest as a leverage in negotiations.

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    Chelsea face Tottenham competition for Denzel Dumfries


    According to Calciomercato, Chelsea are reportedly set to face competition from London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign full-back Denzel Dumfries from Inter in January.

    Dumfries, 26, has been consistently linked with a move to Stamford Bridge over the last year or so, with recent reports suggesting that they could revive their interest in the Dutch defender in the January transfer window due to Reece James' injury, which has left them without a natural wing-back option on the right side.

    However, Spurs have now jumped the bandwagon of suitors to sign Dumfries, and are even ready to propose Emerson Royal in a swap deal for the Dutch international.

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    Chelsea set to terminate Denis Zakaria's loan deal in January

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    According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Chelsea are ready to terminate Denis Zakaria's loan deal in the upcoming January transfer window.

    Zakaria, 25, made his Chelsea debut against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Wednesday night, and topped it off with a debut goal before hobbling off the field injured.

    Despite his impressive display, manager Graham Potter does not see him as an important part of his future plans, and the Blues have no plans to trigger the permanent option clause worth €28 million.

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    Chelsea join the race for Endrick

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    Chelsea have joined the long list of clubs in the race to sign Brazilian prodigy, Endrick. According to reports from Jorge Nicola (via SportWitness), Chelsea are monitoring the 16 year-old forward and are looking to launch an offer in the coming days.

    The youngster has scored 6 goals in 7 matches in Copinha and has chipped in with 3 goals and 1 assist in Serie A Brazil. He is currently being scouted by multiple big clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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    Khvicha Kvaratskhelia's agent estimates the Chelsea target's value by the end of season

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    Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has taken Serie A and Europe by storm with his scintillating performances this season, scoring eight goals and registering 10 assists so far. Chelsea are reported to be interested in the Georgian.

    Christian Emile, Kvara's agent, appeared on Fabrizio Romano's YouTube channel, where he stated how much the 21-year-old's market value would rise to by the end of the season.

    "He's come to Napoli, he's been brilliant, and people are talking about €100 million. For me, if he continues to perform like this till the end of the season and next season, because there's a zero per cent chance they sell him [in January]. He will reach €100 million for sure," Emile explained.

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    Chelsea interested in signing Adrien Rabiot

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    Chelsea are considering signing Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot during the upcoming winter transfer window, according to a report from Fichajes.

    The player was close to a move to fellow Premier League side Manchester United in the summer, before the move fell through. As things stand, the Bianconeri will not stand in the player's way provided the Blues match the asking price for the player.

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    Jorginho's agent claims that the player wants to extend contract with Chelsea

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    According to Jorginho's agent Joao Santos, the Italian midfielder wants to extend his stay at Chelsea.

    "I have never met [Barcelona director] Mateu Alemany. Our priority is the renewal with Chelsea. The only club I have spoken to in recent weeks is Chelsea," Santos told Relevo's Matteo Moretto.

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    Chelsea striker being monitored by Premier League clubs

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    Chelsea's Armando Broja is garnering interest from multiple Premier League clubs. The Albanian forward enjoyed a breakout campaign last season with Southampton and has been involved with Chelsea this season. However if Chelsea bring in another striker, Broja could be on his way out.

    According to Ben Jacobs, Newcastle United and Everton are monitoring the situation in case he becomes available and will be looking for a loan option with no obligation to buy.

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    Chelsea receive transfer boost in Benjamin Pavard pursuit

    Chelsea have reportedly received a significant boost in pursuit of their summer target and Bayern star Benjamin Pavard.

    That's according to the German outlet Sport1, who claim that the French defender has grown frustrated with inconsistent minutes he has received under boss Julian Nagelsmann and could be open to a move away from the Allianz Arena.

    Despite spending the best part of £250m, Blues still have major gaps in their squad, especially in the wing-back department, with the likes of Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic having to slot there to compensate for the injury absence of Reece James and Ben Chilwell.

    Pavard, 26, will enter the final year of his contract next summer, something the Blues might take advantage of given their long-term interest in the 2018 World Cup winner.

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    Noah Okafor unsure about his next move amid Chelsea and Milan rumours

    Okafor, 22, is one of Europe's most sought-after players after a red-hot start to the current season with RB Salzburg and has been linked with a host of European big guns such as Milan and Chelsea.

    The versatile attacker has addressed question about his next move ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League match against AC Milan at San Siro, but remains undecided between Spain, England, Italy or Germany as his future destination.

    “Whether it’s England, Spain, Italy or Germany, every league has a special charm, when there will be something concrete, we’ll assess it,” he told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

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    Juventus taking keen interest in N’Golo Kanté

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    Italian giants Juventus are taking ‘as much information as possible’ on Chelsea star N'Golo Kante before deciding on whether to make a contract offer for him next summer when the Frenchman will be available for a free transfer.

    Kanté, 31, has made 262 appearances for Chelsea since joining from Leicester City in 2016, tallying 13 goals and assisting a further 15, in addition to helping them win the Premier League and the Champions League.

    Despite his remarkable contributions to the club in recent past, the Blues do not appear to be keen in extending his current deal owing to the 31-year-old's growing injury problems.

    Injuries have plagued his ongoing season at Stamford Bridge, with the player set to miss the World Cup, and is unlikely to return until the new year.

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    Chelsea dealt blow in Guimaraes pursuit

    Chelsea were among the clubs keen on securing the signature of Newcastle's Brazilian midfielder, Bruno Guimaraes. According to reports from Football Insider, the London Blues have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of the 24-year-old with Newcastle confident of agreeing a new deal with the player that would pay him £200,000 a week and keep him at St. James' Park for two more years.

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    Chelsea considering shock winter swoop for Wolves defender Nelson Semedo

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    Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Wolves' out-of-favour right-back Nelson Semedo in the upcoming January transfer window.

    That's according to football journalist Simon Phillips via GIVEMESPORT, who claims the Blues are keen on bringing in another right-back to add depth and provide competition for Reece James.

    Semedo, 28, joined Wolves from Barcelona for around £37m in 2020. However, the Portuguese right-back has somewhat slipped down the pecking order at Molineux, starting only six Premier League games this season.

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    Chelsea accelerate pursuit of Leandro Trossard

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    Chelsea have been keeping tabs on Brighton and Belgium attacker, Leandro Trossard, for the last few weeks and are mightily impressed by his performances.

    According to a report from Express, Chelsea are pushing to sign the 27 year-old in the January transfer window. Trossard too is said to be keen on reuniting with former manager, Graham Potter, at Stamford Bridge.

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    Chelsea face competition for Lautaro Martinez

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    Chelsea have been looking for a solution to their striker woes and have identified Lautaro Martinez as their prime target. According to report by Football365 via Manchester Evening News, Chelsea now face competition from Manchester United for the Argentine striker.

    Chelsea view Lautaro Martinez as the long term fix and a possible candidate to break the #9 curse at Stamford Bridge.

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    Ziyech to leave in January for AC Milan

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    As per Todofichajes, out-of-favour Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech will leave for AC Milan during the winter transfer window.

    Ziyech has struggled for game-time at Chelsea since he joined the Blues in 2020 due to injuries and inconsistent form. He is hoping to regain his form with AC Milan in the Serie A

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    Broja linked with Atletico Madrid

    According to Calciomercato, Chelsea striker Armando Broja is being targeted by La Liga side Atletico Madrid.

    Broja has shown glimpses of excellence in the few mins he has played this season and is highly rated by many European clubs. As per the report, Atletico Madrid will face competition from AC Milan for Broja.

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    Brighton demand £85 million for Chelsea target Moisés Caicedo

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    Brighton have reportedly slapped a £85 million price tag on their prodigious youngster Moisés Caicedo, according to The Mirror.

    Graham Potter, the former Brighton coach and current Chelsea coach, wants to reunite with Caicedo at the Stamford Bridge.

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    Edson Álvarez "very disappointed" after Ajax rejected Chelsea bid

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    Edson Álvarez has admitted in an interview with ESPN Netherlands that he was left very disappointed when Ajax rejected Chelsea's offer to sign the player earlier this summer.

    “I am very disappointed about it. But I am convinced that one day a big club will come,” the Mexican stated.

    “We never expected Chelsea to put in another bid at the end of August. It was a difficult situation. Ajax couldn't do anything.”

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    Jorginho prepared to hear offers from Spain despite asking for a pay rise

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    Spanish outlet Sport claim, Italian midfielder Jorginho is expected to hear offers from FC Barcelona despite expressing his intention to stay at the Bridge. The veteran previously wanted a bumper offer from the English side but is now prepared to receive offers from Spain in January. If Jorginho isn’t offered a massive pay rise by January he could switch to Barcelona or other poachers in the winter transfer window.

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    Blues inching closer on Inter's Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez

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    Inter Live has reported that the Blues are closing in on transfer target Lautaro Martinez from Inter. The Argentine striker has earned much applause for his services for the Italian giants and Graham Potter has had a key interest in Martinez.

    Inter Milan has set a high-flying price of €90m for their forward but Todd Boehly would be ready to break the bank for Martinez. After buying and shipping back Romelu Lukaku, the Blues would hope his partner would do wonders at the Bridge.

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    Chelsea target Arsen Zakharyan open to a move to Stamford Bridge

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    Chelsea target Arsen Zakharyan, who plays for Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Premier League, has admitted that he would be open to a move to the Stamford Bridge right away.

    "My agents were informed about Chelsea's interest," said Zakharyan on the Komment Show, via Hrach Khachatryan.

    "I immediately said, 'Yes.' I want to go and see what happens. I didn't rule out a loan option. At least I would try myself. Maybe I could play right away."

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    Chelsea reportedly monitoring Jeremie Frimpong

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    According to Football Transfers, Chelsea have joined the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen right-back Jeremie Frimpong.

    The Blues will face stern competition from top teams across Europe, as well as the Premier League.

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    Chelsea have Nkunku deal under control

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    It has been widely reported that Chelsea have an agreement in principle with RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku. Though there has been no news of developments in recent weeks, Fabrizio Romano (via his column on Caught Offside) has confirmed that everything is under control for Chelsea.

    “It’s important to mention that Chelsea have everything under control, he’s agreed in principle to join, he’s had a medical with Chelsea, and he’s waiting to sign his contract," he wrote.

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    Chelsea reignite interest in Denzel Dumfries

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    Chelsea have been looking at options to provide cover for the right back position and Denzel Dumfries was a name discussed in the summer. Following an injury to Reece James, Chelsea are expected to accelerate their interest in the Inter Milan defender, according to reports by 90min.

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    Jorginho looking for bumper deal as extension talks continue

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    Chelsea are in talks with Jorginho over extending his stay at Stamford Bridge, according to Fabrizio Romano via Caught Offside.

    The Italian's contract runs out at the end of the season and Chelsea do not want to run the risk of letting him go, given that N'Golo Kante's contract is also ending in 2023.

    However, the report mentions that Jorginho is looking for a bumper offer as he knows this might be the last big contract of his career, given that he is already 31.

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    Chelsea eye free transfer for Zaha

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    According to 90min, Chelsea are interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfred Zaha next summer for free.

    Wilfred Zaha's current contract with Crystal Palace expires in June 2023, with the forward looking to take the next big step of his career.

    Chelsea see Zaha as an ideal signing for free to improve their attack which has been lacking goals over the past few seasons.

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    Chelsea could swap Ziyech for Rabiot

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    Chelsea's hunt for a midfielders continue as they are said to be looking at Juventus and France midfielder, Adrian Rabiot. The 27-year-old, who expressed his desire to leave in the summer, has been on Chelsea's radar for some time now.

    According to Calciomercato, Hakim Ziyech, who is completely out of favor at Chelsea, might be involved in the talks. Ziyech has previously been linked with a move to Milan but wouldn't mind joining Juventus instead.

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    Todd Boehly keen to bring Ronaldo to Chelsea

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    Chelsea are once again looking at Cristiano Ronaldo after reports of his desire to leave United emerged. Todd Boehly was keen on bringing the Portuguese star to Chelsea last summer but the then manager, Thomas Tuchel, vetoed against it.

    According to reports in the Daily Mail, with Graham Potter in-charge now, a move is more likely to materialize as Boehly remains keen on signing a goalscorer. Boehly's relationship with Jorge Mendes are also an important factor in the deal.

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    Chelsea eyeing up a move for Bruno Guimaraes

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    Chelsea are looking at options to reinforce their ageing midfield and have prepared a shortlist of targets. Newcastle United and Brazil midfielder, Bruno Guimaraes, is one of the names being discussed, although the move is deemed ambitious with the 24-year-old.

    According to Simon Phillips, speaking to GiveMeSport, Chelsea are looking at Edson Alvarez from Ajax, Moises Caicedo from Brighton, Weston McKennie from Juventus and Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle.

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    Chelsea trying to steal Alejandro Balde from Barcelona

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    Alejandro Balde, 19, had always been regarded as one of the crown jewels of La Masia over the past few years. And this season, the youngster has followed in the footsteps of Ansu Fati, Nico González, and Gavi, by breaking into the first team.

    Balde's outstanding performances, though, have not gone unnoticed, with the defender becoming a target for Chelsea, who are feeding the player's agent to reject all Barça renewal proposal in favour of a much higher salary with Chelsea than he currently nets at Camp Nou, as per El Nacional.

    The Spain Under-21s international's existing deal at Camp Nou expires in the summer of 2024, and Barça are already chalking up plans to tie Balde down to a new long-term contract with the club in order to fend off outside interest.

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    Graham Potter prefers other forwards over Cristiano Ronaldo

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    Chelsea will not prioritise a deal for Manchester United's wantaway star Cristiano Ronaldo, according to journalist Ben Jacobs, who says Graham Potter has other striker targets above the Portuguese superstar on the shopping list.

    AC Milan's Rafael Leao, Brentford's Ivan Toney, and Lille's Jonathan David have all been namechecked as potential striker targets on Blues' radar.

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    Kai Havertz linked with a surprise move to Manchester City

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    Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea forward Kai Havertz, according to journalist Simon Phillips, via his Substack column.

    Havertz, 23, has produced a lot of remarkable moments during his two-and-a-half-year tenure at Stamford Bridge, most notably scoring the match-winning goal in the 2020-21 UCL final against Manchester City themselves.

    he has struggled to find his footing or consistency in front of goal, and has somewhat failed to realise the enormous potential he displayed at his former club Bayer Leverkusen, which led to a big-money blockbuster move to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2020.

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    Inter Milan identify Trevoh Chalobah as Milan Skriniar replacement

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    According to Calciomercato, Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah has been identified as a potential transfer target for Inter Milan. The Serie A giants are compiling a list of potential replacements for skipper Milan Skriniar's impending departure.

    Chalobah, 23, is viewed as a long-term acquisition by Simone Inzaghi's side, who may well make their move for the Cobham academy graduate in the upcoming transfer windows.

    Inter are also keeping tabs on Mouctar Diakhaby and Tanguy Nianzou.

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    Chelsea to make a move for Denzel Dumfries


    Chelsea are reportedly very attentive to the situation of Denzel Dumfries at Inter, who has become one of the best right-backs in Europe.

    According to a report by Calciomercato, the Blues want to add depth to their backline with the addition of Dumfries. Given Inter's financial condition at the moment, they could be tempted to sell the Dutch international if they receive a good offer.

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    Chelsea lead race to sign Frenkie de Jong

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    According to TodoFichajes, Chelsea have overtaken the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to sign Barcelona's wantaway midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

    The Blues have entered talks with the Catalans for the player, exploring the possibility to include Jorginho or N'Golo Kanté, who are likely to exit the club at the end of the season.

    As per the same report, de Jong is looking at possible avenues to exit the club given their failures in the Champions League. Chelsea and Barcelona will look to strike a deal before the World Cup.

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    Chelsea have a 'real chance' to sign Declan Rice

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    West Ham United's Declan Rice has been on the radar on some of the biggest clubs in Europe as well as the Premier League, and according to journalist Ben Jacobs, there's a 'real chance' that Chelsea could sign the England international.

    Chelsea are reportedly looking to sign a midfielder of Rice's profile, given the contracts of Jorginho and N'Golo Kanté are expiring in the summer.

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    Chelsea enter the battle to sign Napoli's winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

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    According to Napoli Magazine, the Blues have identified another attacker to add to their existing battery with Napoli’s winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia being the latest target. The 21-year-old is on the radar for some of Europe’s elites and a switch might be possible despite the Azzurri’s tremendous efforts. The Greek international has already scored seven goals and provided eight assists in 14 matches this season.

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    Kante's future at Chelsea still under speculation

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    Chelsea manager Grahm Potter has stalled contract talks with N’Golo Kante. Reportedly Potter has said that first, it’s important to get the French midfielder to full fitness before talking about an extension. The 2018 World Cup Winner’s tenure with the Blues ends this summer and Kante has been heavily linked to a move away from Stamford Bridge.

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    Chelsea keeping tabs on Southampton's 20-year-old goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu

    Simon Phillips(via his Substack column) has announced that the Blues are eyeing Southampton’s shot-stopper Gavin Bazunu. The former Manchester City goalkeeper has produced some exceptional performances playing for the Saints and Graham Potter would like to bring him to his squad to bolster his goalkeeping options.

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    Chelsea enter the race to get Arnaut Danjuma from Villareal

    Chelsea has entered the race to sign Villareal and Dutch forward Arnaut Danjuma. CalcioMercatoWeb has reported that Chelsea and Newcastle are the frontrunners to getting his signature. Danjuma has a contract with Villareal that ties him to Spain until 2026 but the Dutchman could make a move to Stamford Bridge to unlock a higher level.

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    Chelsea and Inter reach agreement to extend Lukaku's loan

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    According to reports by Gazzetta dello Sport, Chelsea have reached an agreement with Inter Milan to extend Romelu Lukaku's loan deal until 2024. The official announcement will take place after new year, with all parties having reached agreement already.

    The Belgian forward will not return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

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    Chelsea in the race to sign Konrad Laimer

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    Chelsea are actively looking for midfield reinforcements and have entered the race to secure the signing of RB Leipzig's Konrad Laimer, who is out of contract in the summer. According to Football London, Chelsea are set to compete with Liverpool and Bayern Munich for the signature of the Austrian midfielder, with the latter leading the race.

    The 25-year-old is a ball winning defensive midfielder who can operate as fullback if need be.

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    Chelsea to begin extension talks with Kovacic

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    Chelsea are looking to open up contract talks with Croatian midfielder, Mateo Kovacic, according to journalist Simon Phillips. The 28 year-old has a contract until 2024 but the Blues want to avoid a similar situation to N'Golo Kante and Jorginho.

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    Neymar wanted Chelsea loan move last summer

    PSG and Brazilian superstar, Neymar, wanted to join Chelsea on loan last summer, according to The Sun via Sky Sports. The move didn't go through with only Newcastle able to match PSG's demands.

    The Brazilian talisman wanted to leave PSG following tensions with teammate and French superstar, Kylian Mbappe.

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    Verbal agreement between Pulisic and Newcastle United

    Christian Pulisic could be on his way out of Chelsea in the January transfer window. According to reports by TodoFichajes, the 24-year-old is believed to have reached a verbal agreement with the Magpies ahead of a winter transfer.

    Newcastle United are ready to shell out £35 million for the American international. 

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    Chelsea interested in Villarreal's Arnaut Danjuma

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    Chelsea have identified Villarreal's Arnaut Danjuma as a potential target for January as Todd Boehly looks to further strengthen the squad.

    According to Fichajes, Chelsea are ready to bid €40 million for the Dutch international in order to add attacking depth to the squad. In 2021-22, Danjuma had a strong season, scoring 10 league goals and six goals in the Champions League.

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    Denis Zakaria to stay at Chelsea despite contract termination rumours

    After weeks of speculation about Denis Zakaria’s contract termination, Chelsea manager Graham Potter has confirmed that the defensive midfielder would stay at Stamford Bridge. Potter confirmed that Zakaria has been patiently travelling with the team and is waiting for the perfect opportunity to showcase his talent. 

    Earlier it was believed that the Juventus loanee’s contract would be terminated owing to minimal playing time. 

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    Chelsea aiming to land Nkunku in January rather than next summer

    According to the Mirror Chelsea are fast tracking their move for RB Leipzig’s forward Christopher Nkunku. The French striker had previously agreed terms with the club and a summer signing was inevitable but Graham Potter wants his man in January. 

    The Blues believe that Nkunku could be the perfect leader of their attacking battery along with Sterling, Havertz, and Aubameyang. 

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    Chelsea adds Canadian forward Jonathan David to their January wishlist

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    Graham Potter is aiming to get Canadian forward Jonathan David to Stamford Bridge this January. The striker has attracted interest from some of the biggest European outfits. David is currently valued at €60m and Jeunes Footeux suggests that the Blues want to acquire him in the winter transfer window.

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    AC Milan looking to approach Blues' striker Armando Broja

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    Calciomercato(via Sports Witness) reports that Italian giants AC Milan have inquired about Chelsea’s young striker Armando Broja. The Albanian striker has shown glimpses of promises playing second fiddle at Stamford Bridge. With both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud reaching the twilight of their respective careers, Broja could become Milan’s new marksman.

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    Jorginho rejects contract renewal offer

    According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has rejected the Blues' contract renewal offer due to the wages offered not matching his demands.

    Jorginho's contract with Chelsea expires next summer, and the club is hoping to renew him with wages similar to those he has currently. However, Jorginho wants a 25% raise in his salary which would bring it to £150k per week.

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    Chelsea trying to hijack Saka's contract extension at the Emirates

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    According to Football London Chelsea’s American owner, Todd Boehly is looking to hand Arsenal a massive blow, as he wants to fish Gunner’s winger Bukayo Saka. The English international who has played a major role in Arsenal’s current success has been thinly linked to a move to Stamford Bridge with his contract coming to an end in two years. Although the Gunners are looking to extend Saka's contract, Boehly is looking to prepare a more tempting offer for the youngster.

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    Chelsea try to lure Milan Skriniar

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    Chelsea have identified Inter Milan's Slovakian defencer, Milan Skriniar, as a target for the summer, entering the race alongside PSG.

    The London based club is willing to offer €8 million per year in salary to lure the 27 year-old who is out of contract at the end of the season, according to reports by Calcio Mercato.

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    Chelsea consider termination of Denis Zakaria's contract

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    Denis Zakaria's contract will apparently be terminated by Chelsea, according to Calciomercato.

    Despite joining on loan from Juventus on September 1, the Swiss international has yet to play a single minute of first-team football since Thomas Tuchel's departure.

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    Chelsea handed boost in Anthony Gordon pursuit

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    Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Everton attacker Anthony Gordon as Everton are struggling to agree contract terms with the youngster, as per The Sun.

    The Toffees kept hold of their prized talent, knocking back multiple approaches from Tottenham and Chelsea, the latter offering up to £60 million for the youngster's services.

    Now, though, the contract talks are getting prolonged as they comes down to money. It’s reported that the player's representatives are asking for £100,000 per week to reflect his value and outside interest.

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    Chelsea facing a battle with Atletico Madrid for Leandro Trossard

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    Chelsea are reportedly set to face competition from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid for Brighton & Hove Albion star Leandro Trossard.

    That's according to a report from the Mirror, the 27-year-old could be open to a move to Stamford Bridge provided he is guaranteed consistent playing time.

    The Belgian international has five goals and an assist in nine league appearances for the Seagulls so far this season.

    His current contract at the Amex expires at the end of the season and the Blues are looking to reunite him with current boss Graham Potter next summer.

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    Chelsea identify Lobotka as target

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    Slovakian international, Stanislav Lobotka, has registered interested from Chelsea. The 27-year-old is close to renewing with Napoli but Chelsea look to lure him to the Premier League, reports Calciomercato.

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    Inter hoping to keep Lukaku beyond 2022-23

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    According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Inter Milan are looking at options to sign Chelsea's on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku on a permanent deal, come the end of the season.

    Lukaku returned to his boyhood club ahead of the 2021-22 season, but failed to find a place in Thomas Tuchel's plans. With the German sacked and replaced by Graham Potter, it remains to be seen if the ex-Brighton manager wants to include the Belgian striker in his plans.

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    Todd Boehly keen on signing Harry Kane from Spurs

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    Chelsea could make a dramatic move to sign Harry Kane from London-rivals Tottenham Hotspur, as per journalist Ben Jacobs (on The Done Deal Show).

    Kane is currently considering his options as he looks to assess the progress Spurs are making under Antonio Conte.

    However, if he decides to make a move, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is ready to pounce and bring him to West London.

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    Hasenhuttl confirms departure of Joe Shields amid Chelsea links

    Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed that Saints' senior head of recruitment Joe Shields is set to leave St Mary's this month, and played down his role behind Saints' transfers last summer.

    Shields, 35, only joined Southampton in the summer after nine years at Manchester City, where he was highly regarded for his talent identification skills, and discovered a plethora of top young talents, including Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden and Romeo Lavia.

    However, according to recent reports, he has now agreed to move to Stamford Bridge less than four months after signing with the Saints after being approached by Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly.

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    Chelsea interested in Joao Felix move

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    Chelsea are keen to secure the services of Atletico Madrid superstar Joao Felix and will flex their financial muscle in a bid to land the 22-year-old Portuguese international as they look for 'a new star' face for their project, as per Spanish outlet Fichajes.

    The report adds that the Blues had already sounded out a move for Felix last summer, but Los Rojiblancos were not willing to listen to bids for their prized asset. The situation could be very different this time around.

    The West London side aren't the only Premier League club vying for the youngster's signature, with Arsenal and Manchester United also mentioned as potential destinations in the piece.

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    Chelsea face Spurs competition in Josko Gvardiol race

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    According to a report by Football Insider, Spurs are set to battle it out with Chelsea for the signing of highly-coveted RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol.

    Gvardiol, 20, recently signed a new contract with RB Leipzig until 2027, but has a very affordable release clause worth £44m in his new deal.

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    Tuchel approached by 2 PL clubs

    Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was reportedly approached by two unknown PL clubs after he was sacked by the Blues, claims The Telegraph.

    The report states that Tuchel rejected the two clubs, with the German coach looking to manage England in case Gareth Southgate leaves after a poor World Cup.

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    Chelsea join the race for Konrad Laimer

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    As per BILD, Chelsea are now looking to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer along with the likes of rivals Liverpool and Bayern Munich next summer.

    Chelsea will be looking to sign Laimer on a free transfer in June 2023, after his contract expires with RB Leipzig. He is the third player from Leipzig linked to the Blues, along with teammates Christopher Nkunku and Joško Gvardiol.

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    Thomas Tuchel open to the England national team manager job

    Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel would be interested in taking over as England national team manager if Gareth Southgate decides to depart after the 2022 World Cup, as per The Daily Telegraph.

    Southgate's future could be dictated by England's progress in Qatar, though the report states that the FA is still undecided about appointing a foreign coach.

    Former Spurs and PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has also been linked with the role, although the FA has made contact with anyone over the position as of yet.

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    Chelsea set to snatch Joe Shields from Southampton

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    Chelsea's rebuild looks set to continue, with Southampton's Joe Shields seemingly on the verge of becoming the club's new director of recruitment, as per the Guardian.

    Blues owner Todd Boehly has been searching for a new director to supervise transfers for a while now. Following an unsuccessful pursuit of former Liverpool manager Michael Edwards, it looks that Boehly has finally found his man, with various outlets suggesting that Blues are close to an agreement with Shields.

    Shields only joined Southampton in July after an impressive nine-year spell at Manchester City, where he gained a reputation for having a keen eye for young potential while working in the Citizens' scouting and recruitment department.

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    Jorginho prioritising Chelsea contract amid Barcelona interest

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    Jorginho is keen to put pen to paper on a new contract at Chelsea amid Barcelona interest, as per the Italian international's agent Joao Santos', in an interview with TuttoMercatoWeb, as relayed by Evening Standard.

    Jorginho, 30, has less than a year left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge with his contract set to expire at the end of the current season.

    His agent, Santos, has now suggested that his client's current priority is to extend his stay at Chelsea. Speaking to TMW, he said: “We are due [to expire] in June. We prioritise Chelsea and we are moving towards it.”

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    Spurs join Chelsea in the hunt for Gvardiol's signature

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    Tottenham have joined Chelsea in the race to sign RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol, as per Football Insider.

    The Croat is considered one of the best young defensive talents in Europe and has been heavily linked to Chelsea. The Blues were very keen on signing him last summer but it seems they will face competition from their London rivals Spurs in the upcoming windows.

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    Chelsea 'offered' in excess of 100m for Leao; new contract talks planned

    Chelsea informally offered a fee in excess of €100m to AC Milan for Rafael Leao in the summer transfer window, to which the Rossoneri pointed back to his €150m release clause, according to Relevo journalist Matteo Moretto.

    Talks over a new contract are currently at a standstill according to the report, but Milan intend to offer Leao improved terms in October, including a salary worth €6/7m. Chelsea remain interested in the forward.

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    Chelsea to go after Sandro Tonali

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    Chelsea will look to sign AC Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali next summer, according to Calciomercatoweb.

    As per the report, Tonali is seen as the ideal profile to bring in next year, in case Jorginho and N'Golo Kanté leave after their contracts expire.

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    Chelsea ready to offload Denis Zakaria and Hakim Ziyech in January

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    According to 90min, Chelsea are prepared to offload outcasts Hakim Ziyech and Denis Zakaria when the January transfer window opens.

    The Morocco international, 29, has played just five games across all competitions so far this season, while Zakaria has yet to play a single minute for the club since his deadline day to Stamford Bridge during the summer.

    The Blues will be looking to cancel the 25-year-old Switzerland international's loan contract, and
    also willing to listen to offers for Ziyech amid interest from AC Milan.

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    Chelsea to sign Edson Álvarez next year

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    According to The Athletic, Chelsea will complete the signing of Ajax midfielder Edson Álvarez in the next transfer window.

    Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is reportedly taking a page out of Liverpool and Manchester City's transfer policies by laying out the foundations of transfers before the window opens.

    By completing the Álvarez deal early, Chelsea are looking to avoid a fiasco similar to what happened with the Raphinha transfer last summer.

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    Broja could leave for AC Milan

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    Chelsea forward could move to AC Milan in the future, says journalist Nizaar Kinsella in conversation with MilanNews.

    Broja has been linked with a move away from Chelsea to AC Milan in the last window too, however, the club decided against it and penned him down to a six-year deal.

    However, as per Kinsella, Broja could still leave Stamford Bridge if he doesn't get many minutes as a starter.

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    Michael Edwards impressed with Chelsea's offer

    As per Journalist Ben Jacobs, Chelsea impressed former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards with their future project and offer for him.

    However despite being impressed by Chelsea, Edwards wants to go ahead with his sabbatical from football, and the Blues may have to wait beyond the summer window in 2023.

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    Chelsea to have discussions over Denis Zakaria’s future

    Summer signing, Denis Zakaria, finds himself in a tough situation having played 0 minutes under new Chelsea manager, Graham Potter. His future seems to be up in the air and will be discussed soon.

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    Chelsea dealt blow in pursuit of Romeo Lavia

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    Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of the 18-year-old Southampton midfielder, Romeo Lavia.

    "I don't think that anything is gonna happen in January and I see Lavia staying at Southampton at least until the end of the season." said Fabrizio Romano in his latest edition of CaughtOffside column on substack.

    The Blues had previously lodged a £50 million bid for the Belgium Under-21 international during the summer transfer window, but the midfielder decided to stay put at St Mary's in favour of regular first-team football.

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    Chelsea have a £70 million clause to re-sign Tammy Abraham — But there's a caveat

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    According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have the option to bring back striker Tammy Abraham in the summer of 2023, courtesy of a £70 million buy-back clause they had inserted when they sold the Blues academy product to AS Roma in 2021. But a deal can only go through if the player agrees to a Stamford Bridge return.

    The England international, 25, has been in prolific form since his switch to the Italian capital, scoring 29 goals and registering 6 assists in 64 competitive appearances for the Giallorossi

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    Chelsea set sights on Lorenzo Pellegrini and Yéremy Pino as Mason Mount contract talks stall

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    Chelsea are starting to explore alternative avenues as Mason Mount contract talks continue to drag on, according to the Telegraph.

    The England international, 23, is nearing the final 18 months of his current deal at Stamford Bridge, and the Blues are keen to tie him down to fresh terms. The player is expected to commit his long term future to his boyhood club, but a deal could take time.

    The club's recruitment team have identified AS Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini and Villarreal teenage sensation Yeremy Pino as potential replacements in the event that Mount does not put pen to paper on a new deal with the Blues.

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    Milan will try to sign Ziyech in January

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    As per TuttomercatoWeb, AC Milan will attempt to sign Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech during the January transfer window.

    Talks between AC Milan and Chelsea are still in the early stages, with the Rossoneri hoping to sign the player on loan rather than a permanent transfer.

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    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on PSG's radar

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    Reports coming out of France have suggested that the Parisians are interested in getting Chelsea’s current number.9 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Despite arriving at the Bridge in September also, Aubameyang has attracted interest from PSG.

    Foot Mercato claims that the striker has already had talks clubs with PSG, who are finding a player to fill the void that could be left by Messi’s departure to Barcelona in 2023 after his contract expires.

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    Chelsea to take call on Thiago Silva's future after World Cup

    Chelsea will make a decision on Thiago Silva's future after the World Cup, as per Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

    Silva, 38, was
    signed on a free transfer after leaving PSG back in 2020, initially on a one-year deal, with the option of another. Blues extended the Brazilian international's contract by another year until the end of the 2022-23 season in January this year.

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    Chelsea ‘top favourites’ to land Bellingham

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    Manchester City and Chelsea are at the front of the queue to secure Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham's signature in 2023.

    That's according to Bild, as relayed by Sport Witness, the Bundesliga side may not be able to keep hold of the 19-year-old beyond this season, despite the fact that his contract ends in 2025.

    Man City and Chelsea are regarded the ‘top favourites’ to land the highly-coveted English talent and have the financial means to facilitate his mega-money transfer.

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    Abraham responds to Chelsea return rumours

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    Speaking to journalist Ojora Babatunde, AS Roma striker Tammy Abraham said he won't rule out a possible return to Chelsea in the future.

    Abraham however stated that his focus is currently on AS Roma and improving upon last season's performance.

    Chelsea reportedly has a £72m buyback clause which they can activate in 2023 to bring Abraham back to Stamford Bridge.

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    Chelsea want former Leipzig technical director Christopher Vivell

    Chelsea are in talks to get Christopher Vivell to the club as Technical Director as per Fabrizio Romano. Vivell is available on the market after he parted ways with RB Leipzig. The Blues have already met with Vivell who is reportedly keen on joining the London-based club.

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    Chelsea ready to battle for the signature of Dusan Vlahovic

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    According to Calcio Mercato, the Blues are eyeing Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic this summer. The Serbian striker had a wonderful 2021/22 campaign in the Serie-A playing for Fiorentina and was bought by Juventus. Vlahovic did not have the perfect start to this campaign but since the International break, the youngster has been in a great goal-scoring touch.

    The report suggests that his recent goalscoring form was enough for Chelsea to get him to Stamford Bridge. Although Graham Potter would love to sign Vlahovic, he’s currently not for sale according to Juventus.

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    Chelsea targeting Alessandro Bastoni

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    Italian outlet Calcio Mercato Web has reported that Graham Potter and company are eyeing a move for Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni. A strong left-footed centre-back, the club believe the Italian can go straight into Potter’s first-team at Stamford Bridge.

    Bastoni’s contract at Inter ends at the end of next season and he could be interested in a move to England for a new and fresh challenge.

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    Kante's contract extension talks stall

    Chelsea are in danger of losing N'Golo Kante for free next summer with contract talks having stalled, according to the Daily Mail.

    Kante, 31, has entered the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge. Blues did make a verbal two-year extension offer to the 31-year-old, with an option for the third, keeping in mind his recent injury struggles.

    However, the 2018 World Cup winner is reportedly lobbying for a four-year deal, resulting in a deadlock in contract negotiations.

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    Spurs rival Chelsea for Rafael Leao

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    Tottenham Hotspur have joined Chelsea in the race to sign AC Milan superstar Rafael Leao, as per Fabio Cordella via Calciomercato broadcast on Tv Play.

    The Portugal international's contract at the San Siro expires in 2024 and it is expected that the 23-year-old will not be signing a new deal with Milan until his wage demands are satisfied.

    The Rossoneri could be ready to entertain bids for their prized asset at the end of the season, with London rivals Spurs and Chelsea set to battle it out for his services.

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    Chelsea mulling over potential swap deal for Rafael Leao

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    Chelsea have not yet closed the door on a potential move for AC Milan star Rafael Leao and are in talks with the reigning Italian champions over a possible swap deal, according to Calcio Mercato.

    The Rossoneri are apparently interested in bringing in Blues' fringe players, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic, but would still demand a whopping £90 million fee on top of it in order to part ways with their talisman.

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    Trossard coy on his Brighton future amid Blues interest

    Leandro Trossard has refused to rule out a move away from Brighton, with Chelsea among clubs showing a keen interest in his services, after his electric start to the season.

    The Belgian hit a sensational hat-trick against Liverpool to help Brighton earn a point from Anfield, bringing his goal tally to five for the season in the process.

    When questioned about the prospect of a move away from Brighton, the attacker said: “It’s difficult to say anything about that now. 'It completely depends on which club would come."

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    Chelsea have Rice top of their transfer wishlist

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    Chelsea remain interested in signing West Ham United captain Declan Rice and have even earmarked the England international as their priority midfield target in 2023, according to a report from 90min.

    The 23-year-old already has a significant standing in English football and he appears destined for a big future. Blues owner Todd Boehly has reportedly made it a priority to bring Rice back to Stamford Bridge next summer.

    Apparently, West Ham will demand at least £120 million for Rice, whose current contract at London Stadium expires in the summer of 2024. The Hammers do have the option to extend it by another year.

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    Potter reveals admiration for Rafael Leão

    New Chelsea manager Graham Potter has shared his admiration for AC Milan star Rafael Leão who is rumoured to be on the radar of the Blues.

    The Portuguese winger was a key figure in guiding AC Milan to the Serie A title last season.

    Potter further stated that he was confident that Leão will perform in the Premier League if he ever makes the move to England.

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    Pulisic very close to joining Newcastle United last summer

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    Christian Pulisic was very close to joining Newcastle United during the last transfer window, reports givemesport.

    Reportedly, Newcastle were ahead of the likes of Juventus for Pulisic's signature. However, they wanted to sign him on loan, whereas Chelsea wanted to sell him permanently.

    Pulisic has struggled for game-time this season having only started in Chelsea's win against West Ham last month.

    He will be looking to add more minutes under Graham Potter, having featured in a 6-minute cameo during their latest match against Crystal Palace and providing an assist.

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    Chelsea want Joško Gvardiol from RB Leipzig


    After showing a very keen interest in Christopher Nkunku, Todd Boehly is supposedly set to raid RB Leipzig again.

    The Blues are reportedly interesting in picking up another player from RB Leipzig, namely Croatian defender Joško Gvardiol. 

    According to the Telegraph, Gvardiol’s release clause is set at approximately £43.6m which the Blues are ready to meet. 

    The defender is considered to be one of the biggest defensive prospects across Europe.

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    Chelsea linked with Gabriel Martinelli

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    As per caughtoffside, Chelsea are observing Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli's contract situation, with his current contract expiring in 2024.

    The report states that Martinelli could be brought in by Chelsea to strengthen their forward line which includes the likes of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech who have struggled to make an impact.

    Martinelli has started this season well, scoring 3 goals in 9 appearances, with Arsenal hoping to renew the in-form Brazilian's contract soon. However, Chelsea are keeping an eye on things in North London.

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    Christopher Nkunku signs pre-contract with Chelsea

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    As per David Ornstein, RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku has a pre-contract agreement with Chelsea to join them next summer.

    The story states Chelsea have agreed to pay Leipzig a fee higher than Nkunku's release clause (€60 million) to secure his services.

    As per multiple reports, Nkunku completed his medical with Chelsea last week at Frankfurt. He has been linked with Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and Real Madrid.

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    Transfer Gurus: How Chelsea earned over €1.3 billion from player sales

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    While Chelsea are largely known for dishing out exorbitant transfer fees on new players since Roman Abramovich took over in 2003, they have also earned more than €1.3 billion through player sales.

    Chelsea's sales are largely credited to their policy of acquiring promising young players for low fees and selling them for a profit after they have developed. However, Chelsea have also earned through the sale of star players such as Eden Hazard.

    GOAL looks at Chelsea's top 10 expensive sales including the likes of Alvaro Morata, Romelu Lukaku, etc.

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    Big Spenders: How Chelsea spent over £800 million on transfers

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    Chelsea's relentless spending across multiple transfer windows began almost two decades ago with Roman Abramovich and has continued under new owner Todd Boehly.

    This expenditure of over £800 million has brought about great success for the club, despite not every signing necessarily proving to be a success.

    GOAL looks at the top 15 most expensive players signed by Chelsea including Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz, etc.