16th July 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Olivier Giroud

Giroud today has signed a deal lasting until 2023 at AC Milan and will wear the number 9 shirt next season. (86Longo)

Davide Zappacosta

SempreInter have continued their Zappacosta to Inter Milan rumours by announcing the right back is “waiting for a call from Inter”.

Inter Milan and Arsenal have “gridlocked” in talks over Hector Bellerin which opens the doors for Zappacosta to become Inters first choice right back target.

Henry Lawrence

Football Insider reported today the AFC Wimbledon have registered their interest in Chelsea youth starlet Henry Lawrence for a potential season-long loan deal.

At 19 and being a regular starter for the U23’s, the option to send him out on loan for senior minutes has become a suitable possibility.

Lawrence is widely known for his versatility which makes him an exciting prospect who will look to impress whilst out on loan in League 1.

Erling Haaland

Doubts of the Haaland deal are in full force today as Dortmund make it clear that Haaland will not be involved in a player swap deal.

Dortmund hierarchy have made it clear to the manager that the team should go ahead as normal and should plan with Haaland being in the starting eleven for next season.

David Ornstein on Sky today said “The view from people I speak to around Chelsea is that Borussia Dortmund are not going to sell— I think it’s most likely that Haaland will stay at Dortmund and leave next summer”. Of course next summer all but entirely means we have zero chance in the signing Haaland as the likes of of Real Madrid, Man City and Barcelona will all be in the mix for the Norwegian.

The only semi-positive news coming out around the Haaland deal is that Erling Haaland’s dad Alfie Haaland and agent Mino Raiola are aware of ‘concrete interest’ from Chelsea. (Julien Laurens)

Emerson Palmieri

Calcio Mercato via The Sun today have revealed that Roma have entered the race for Emerson.

Emerson played for Roma for three years and now it looks like they are interested in bringing the Italian back.

Emerson’s stock is at an all time high due to his part in the successful Italy Euro 2020 campaign when he stepped in to replace an injured Spinazzola.

Chelsea will be looking to cash in on Emerson this summer as funds are being raised for big-money signings.

Alejandro Balde

Chelsea have been unsuccessful in their approach for the young Barcelona left back according to Mundo Deportivo. Balde (just 17-years-old) has decided to sign a new contract after the board see him as one of the Barcelona ‘promising’ players of the near future.

AC Milan and Chelsea were the only two clubs ever firmly interested in the left back but he has decided to stay and sign a new contract next Thursday until 2026.

The rumours only started because Balde was not invited to pre-season with the first team however this was soon fixed after he and his agent voiced their displeasure. Consequently, this means our pursuit of this Barcelona prospect is over.

Written by Frankie

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