24th August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Saul Niguez

A proposal from Chelsea for a loan with buy option has been sent to Atletico for Saul.

Chelsea are working hard to do the deal.

Saul is ready for a Premier League experience. (Fabrizio Romano)

Jules Kounde

Negotiations are on for Kounde to Chelsea.

Chelsea are waiting for Zouma to negotiate personal terms with West Ham and then Kounde deal can start to progress.

After Zouma has left Chelsea, the fee for Kounde will be discussed between Sevilla and Chelsea.

Chelsea are currently working on a new deal to submit for Jules Kounde. (Fabrizio Romano)

Kurt Zouma

West Ham are closing on Kurt Zouma deal with Chelsea for €30m, the agreement is now at final stages also on player side. Last details to be completed then done deal. (Fabrizio Romano)

Ike Ugbo

Ugbo has joined Genk today.

The deal could reach €7.5m if all add-ons are met. Initial fee is €3.5m. The Blues also have a 20% sell-on clause in the deal. (Nizaar Kinsella)

Tino Anjorin

The 19-year-old has drawn the attention of Lokomotiv Moscow’s head of sports and development Ralf Rangnick, who is looking for youngsters to build his club around.

They will attempt to sign the youngster permanently but the Blues will try to keep some attachment to their prospect.

There’s also interest from the Championship and the Netherlands, but due to his relatively high wages for his age the Russian side might have the edge on their rivals.

Tuchel also holds Anjorin in high regard but is struggling to give him minutes at Stamford Bridge. (Goal)

Davide Zappacosta

Zappacosta has joined Atalanta on a permanent deal.

The fee is reportedly around €10m.

Antonio Rudiger

Rudiger wants to assess all his options before deciding on the next step of his career.

Chelsea were in the process of extending the 28-year-old’s contract last October ahead of allowing him to leave on loan when Tottenham, PSG and AC Milan were all interested.

He can sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in January, with Real Madrid and PSG both interested. (Sky Sports)

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22nd + 23rd August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Tiemoué Bakayoko

AC Milan are close to complete Tiemoué Bakayoko deal with Chelsea. Talks progressing – loan with buy option [fee to be decided in the next hours].

Chelsea will allow Bakayoko to leave, final details to be agreed in the next hours/days.

Davide Zappacosta

Davide Zappacosta leaves Chelsea to join Atalanta on a permanent move for €10m, done and confirmed. He’s just landed in Bergamo where tomorrow he’ll complete his medical and sign until 2025.

Saul Niguez

Chelsea will decide this week whether to buy a new midfielder or not.

are not seeking a new midfielder as a matter of priority. But they are open to taking up a late opportunity and that may arrive in the form of Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid, who is available on loan. (Matt Law)

Jules Kounde

Jules Kounde is the priority for Chelsea as of this moment.

Jules Koundé has an agremeent on personal terms with Chelsea until June 2026 since weeks. He’s ready to join if the two clubs reach an agreement but he’ll be respectful with Sevilla, not forcing his move. (Fabrizio Romano)

Kurt Zouma

The agreement between West Ham and Chelsea for Kurt Zouma is not a problem. Chelsea are prepared to sell as they want to sign Koundé as priority.

Spurs are not in the race for Zouma.

Zouma is negotiating on personal terms with West Ham for days. Talks ongoing. (Fabrizio Romano)

Ike Ugbo

Ike Ugbo to Genk, done deal for €7.5m.

Medical in the coming days. (Fabrizio Romano)

Luis Díaz

Chelsea and Tottenham are reportedly interested in Luis Diaz.

He has a €80m release clause which is deemed too high for any club at the moment. (Maisfutebol)

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7th August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Romelu Lukaku

The Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea deal is completed.

Chelsea will pay Inter €115m (£97.5m) for Lukaku and no Chelsea players will be going to Inter.

Lukaku will sign a five year contract and get €12m net + add-ons per year. (Fabrizio Romano)

Lukaku will be the highest earner at Stamford Bridge as he will receive about £195,000 a week after tax. (The Athletic)

Lukaku will undergo a medical in Belgium on Sunday and will travel to London that night or early Monday morning to complete £97.5m move.

The striker didn’t plan to exit Inter this summer but Inter’s financial crisis made it necessary. (David Ornstein)

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Tammy Abraham

Atalanta board have a meeting scheduled in London with Chelsea in the next 48 hours to ask for Tammy Abraham as main target. Price tag around €40m.

Arsenal and West Ham interested also.

Atalanta will bid for Tammy if Inter try to buy Duvan Zapata as Lukaku replacement. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tammy is not in a rush and he will not be forced out of the club.

Arsenal appeal to him the most out of three clubs interested as of now (mind may change after talks with Atalanta). (Dan McCarthy)

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Declan Rice

Declan Rice has accepted that he will be staying at West Ham this season after their £90m valuation blocked a potential move to a Champions League club. (Daily Mail)

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Jules Kounde

After Lukaku, Chelsea will pursue more signings and will look to find a deal for Kounde. The Frenchman has always been the favourite option as centre back but a fee has not been agreed yet. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sevilla are already looking for a new centre back which increases the hope that Kounde will be a Chelsea player before the end of the window. (Fabrizio Romano)

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N’Golo Kante and Jorginho

After Lukaku deal is done, new contracts for Kante and Jorginho will be discussed after summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

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3rd August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea have made a formal bid for Lukaku that consists of €100m guaranteed and Marcos Alonso also. Inter have rejected the offer as they deem Lukaku as ‘untouchable’ and they want to keep him.

Inter expect Chelsea to try again for Lukaku soon. (Fabrizio Romano)

If Chelsea bid up to €120m for Lukaku, Inter will find it hard to say no. (DiMarzio)

Romelu Lukaku’s agent is pushing for a move to Chelsea, he says yes to the move, very hot situation, Inter wont accept unless Lukaku says yes also. (Alfredo Pedulla)

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the lack of any incoming offers for Lautaro Martinez, Inter may be forced to reluctantly part ways with Romelu Lukaku, should a cash offer north of €120 million arrive from Chelsea.

Regardless, no final decision has been made by the player as of time of publication since he is very happy at Inter and the Blues have so far had two offers of cash plus a player as part payment rejected, as Inter are only interested in cash, in any event. (SempreInter)

€15 million per season in wages has reportedly been rejected by Romelu Lukaku as he wants to remain at Inter for now. (SempreInter)

Jules Kounde

Chelsea are yet to reach an agreement over a fee for the France centre-back and are likely to need to sell a defender to make the transfer happen. (Guardian)

Declan Rice

West Ham’s valuation of £100m for Declan Rice has put Chelsea and Man United off signing the Englishman this summer. (The Telegraph)

Signing Declan Rice next year makes a lot more sense for Chelsea and the price will presumably be lower next year as he has already rejected two contract offers from the Hammers.

Armando Broja

Udinese have asked Chelsea to take Broja on loan until June 2022.

Talks between the Italian club and Chelsea are ongoing and with a new striker potentially coming in, it would make a lot of sense to loan Broja out again. (Fabrizio Romano)

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28th July + 29th July 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Tammy Abraham

Chelsea are preparing to slash their asking price for Tammy Abraham by at least £5m.

Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa are all interested in the 23-year-old but every club listed here is unwilling to pay the £40m asking price Chelsea have set at the moment. (The Sun)Jules Kounde

Chelsea and Sevilla are discussing to reach an agreement for Jules Koundé/Kurt Zouma swap deal. Talks progressing – Chelsea now offering around €30/35m (£26m/£30m) and Zouma included in the negotiation.

Personal terms will never be a problem for Kounde and Chelsea, he wants to play Champions League football and likes the idea of a Chelsea transfer. (Fabrizio Romano)

The deal could be completed in the coming days. (DiMarzio)

Sevilla have told Chelsea to increase their offer for Jules Koundé, and the deal could run into further complications after West Ham entered the race to sign Kurt Zouma from their London rivals.

Chelsea have proposed paying €35m (£30m) for the French centre-back and including Zouma on top of that. Sevilla have made it clear they want at least €45m in addition to Zouma.

Sevilla like Zouma and would be open to signing him as part of a deal. (The Guardian)

Koundé agreed personal terms with Chelsea two days ago – he’s buzzing to join Chelsea. (Fabrizio Romano)

Kurt Zouma

Crystal Palace have reportedly joined the race for Kurt Zouma as personal terms seem an issue for Sevilla regarding a Kounde, Zouma swap deal.

It is claimed Palace have made contact with the Frenchman as they look to completely renovate their back-line this summer. (SportWitness)

West Ham have entered the race for Zouma. They are willing to pay £20m, which is unlikely to convince Chelsea to sell. (The Guardian)

Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher will have a medical at Crystal Palace later after opting for the Eagles on loan over Leeds.

Thomas Tuchel has been really impressed by the midfielder in pre-season but can’t guarantee him regular PL minutes, which is what Gallagher wants. (Sam Inkersole)

Romelu Lukaku

Inter star Romelu Lukaku has reportedly snubbed a potential return to Chelsea, despite being offered a higher salary.

However, Lukaku wants to stay at Inter and refused to continue negotiations with the Blues. (Football Italia)

They approached him, who thanked the Blues for their interest, but he ‘politely said no’. Thomas Tuchel’s side tried to convince him by offering over €10M per season. He wants to stay at Inter Milan. (Gazzetta)Marquinhos

Chelsea have no chance to sign Marquinhos this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Marcus Bettinelli

Bettinelli (29) has signed a two-year contract with Chelsea as he becomes third choice goalkeeper for the upcoming season.

This is a free transfer as his contract ran out at Fulham recently.

Erling Haaland

“In the conversations with Mino Raiola about the Malen transfer, I did not have the feeling that we would have to meet again soon about Erling. And we have already emphasized 1000 times that we do not want to give it up.” – Sebastian Kehl

Sebastian Kehl was also asked if Haaland would stay at Dortmund and his reply was simply, “Yes”. (BILD)

Ann-Katrin Berger

Berger has signed a contract extension to keep her at the Blues until the summer of 2024, with the club having an option to extend for a further 12 months.

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