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21st July 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Dynel Simeu

Dynel Simeu has turned down Chelsea proposal to sign a new contract and he’s now set to join Southampton. (Fabrizio Romano)

As like all of the youth transfers this year, there is a sell-on fee included and potential premier league appearance bonus that if met could equal up to £1.5m. (Nizaar Kinsella)

Simeu opted against signing a new contract with Chelsea after being offered a fast-tracked pathway into the St Mary’s senior set-up. Ralph Hasenhüttl wants Simeu as part of the Saints squad for the upcoming season.

Dujon Sterling

Chelsea are in talks with Dujon Sterling over a new contract. His current deal expires in under a year but he wants to stay and Tuchel is impressed with the right back.

Despite being keen to stay at Chelsea, there are Championship clubs interested in taking Sterling on loan. (Goal)

Tariq Uwakwe

Still believed to be contracted to Chelsea, Uwakwe was seen appearing for Sheffield Wednesday in a friendly.

Tariq Uwakwe is on trial at Sheffield Wednesday and it is not known whether Wednesday want to purchase him outright or if it could be a loan deal.

Ross Barkley

West Ham manager David Moyes is interested in reuniting with Ross Barkley, should the club be unable to secure a return to the London Stadium for Jesse Lingard.

West Ham have held conversations with Chelsea about Barkley, while there is also dialogue between the two clubs over striker Tammy Abraham. (90min)

Lewis Bate

The 18-year-old midfielder has said his goodbyes to people at Chelsea and his move to Leeds is now complete. (Adam Newson)

The fee for Bate is £1.5m + add-ons and a sell on fee percentage.

Emerson Palmieri

Emerson has reportedly submitted a transfer request to Chelsea and wants to be sold to a club in Serie A.

Napoli is the Italians preferred destination.

So, with Napoli offering €10m for Palmieri and Chelsea requesting €20m, ‘the gap is far from being bridged’, meaning someone, somewhere, is going to have to make an effort. (Calciomercato)

Eden Hazard

Chelsea ‘received the proposal’ of intermediaries, offering the Belgium international to return to Stamford Bridge.

Roman Abramovich is more interested in signing a big-name and big-money striker this summer. (SportWitness)


Chelsea have entered contract negotiations with Jorginho. (Fabrizio Romano)

His contract runs out in 2023 but Chelsea are interested in slowly but surely securing a new contract for the Italian.

Robert Lewandowski

Chelsea have held talks with Lewandowski’s agent regarding a move to Stamford Bridge this summer. (Daily Mail)

Tammy Abraham

Arsenal are currently not in advanced talks for Tammy Abraham. They are informed on his situation as they like him – but it’s not an ‘advanced deal’ with Chelsea yet.

Chelsea are aware of Arsenal interest but have not received any official bid from Arsenal as of today. (Fabrizio Romano)

A loan deal with an obligation to buy of around £40m has been rumoured and Arsenal are definitely interested to keep up their summer spending.

Declan Rice

“Declan Rice would reject a third contract offer from West Ham. He wants to be made aware of any bids made for him. “West Ham would have to have a serious think about any bid that came in over £60m because of the situation”. (Matt Law)

Written by Frankie

19th July 2021, Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Myles Peart-Harris

Peart-Harris is on the verge of joining Brentford on a permanent deal. (Adam Newson)

He’ll be joining former Chelsea youth player Nathan Young-Coombes if the deal goes through successfully.

No fee has been reported yet for Peart-Harris but selling him now would pay more than accepting compensation if he signs a pre-contract deal with another club from January.

Lewis Bate

Five clubs have expressed interest in Bate, West Ham, Leeds, Liverpool, Leicester and Brighton.

West Ham and Leeds seem to be pulling away from the other clubs in terms of solid interest and placing a bid.

Bate has made it clear to Chelsea he does not want to agree a new deal. The club have made a good offer, which is appreciated, but Bate’s primary concern is the chance of first-team football in the future rather than financial gain. (The Athletic)

Bate has already gone on a following spree of many Leeds players which could mean he has already agreed a deal with the Premier League club. Tino Livramento

Chelsea’s academy player of the season is being strongly targeted by Brighton.

Livramento wants to leave this summer but Brighton are not close to submitting a bid. (The Athletic)

Just like Bate and Peart-Harris, seeing Livramento sign a pre-contract deal in January would see Chelsea only receiving up to £500k for one of the most talented 18-year-old wingbacks in England. Many Chelsea fans will be sad to see him go but if Chelsea can get a big fee this summer, the board will not hesitate to do so.

Trevoh Chalobah

Watford, West Brom, Crystal Palace, Lorient, Lens and Montpellier are all interested in Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah this summer. (L’Equipe via Sport Witness)Davide Zappacosta

Zappacosta is being targeted by Firorentina for a loan move.

The player is being target by Firoentina, with the Tuscan club close to selling existing right-back option Pol Lirola to Marseille on a permanent basis for €12 million, and having identified Zappacosta as their priority arrival in his place.

Zappacosta is still on Inter Milan’s list but it seems Fiorentina have overtaken Inter as of right now. (SempreInter)

Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi

One of the recent reports emanating from Germany is that Chelsea have offered both Hudson-Odoi and striker Tammy Abraham as part of their bid. The Athletic has been assured there is no truth as far as the former is concerned, while Dortmund have no interest in the latter.

Sasa Kalajdzic

A new name on the block for Chelsea’s striker targets is Sasa.

The Austrian is 6″7 and will take a lot of persuading from Chelsea to force Stuttgart to sell.

An attempt to match the aerial prowess of Giroud can be seen as the only thought by the board and/or Tuchel and his team.

The striker is 24 now and Stuttgart say they have not been approached by Chelsea yet. (The Athletic)Declan Rice

Tuchel has spoken to staff members about Rice and is believed to appreciate his qualities. However, the 22-year-old has three years left on his current deal and West Ham have made it clear that it will cost a fortune to leave. 

£100m is the reported fee that West Ham would require to let their main man go and Chelsea are completely unwilling to even entertain this offer. (The Athletic)

Aurelien Tchouameni

However, it is thought the club are giving serious consideration to acquiring Monaco’s highly-rated 21-year-old Aurelien Tchouameni instead of Declan Rice. (The Athletic)

This is solely to do with the hefty price tag related to the Englishman.

Chelsea reportedly met with Tchouameni’s agent last week. (Carefreeyouth)Malang Sarr and Ethan Ampadu

Sarr and Ampadu look set to head out on loan again for the upcoming season. (The Athletic)

Niklas Sule

Chelsea have looked at the possibility of bring Sule to Stamford Bridge. (The Athletic)

Sule was linked with Chelsea when Lampard was manager, so it is clear the board rates Sule very highly and thinks he could be a good centre back to bring in.

Wayne Hennessey and Marcus Bettinelli

Both are free agents now and Chelsea are looking to bring in one of these men to fill in the third-choice goalkeeper role. (The Athletic)

This role is notorious for being one of the best jobs in football. Elite coaching, elite facilities, elite paycheck and only have to play a few times a year, just ask Rob Green.

Adama Traore

Chelsea still maintain an interest in Wolves player Adama Traore. (The Athletic)

Erling Haaland

Haaland is believed to have told friends and representatives that he will remain at Dortmund, according to ESPN.

This adds to a report a few days ago that suggested Haaland has bought a new house in Germany and adds to the unlikeliness of Haaland joining the Blues this summer.

Ike Ugbo

Ugbo has now agreed personal terms with Genk. They’ve been leading the race as reported last week. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are looking to raise the initial asking price of around £5m due to a number of clubs being involved in trying to secure Ugbo’s signature.

Russian team Rostov bid £3m for Ugbo in January and this was rejected by Chelsea.

Anderlecht are considering purchasing Ike Ugbo using Albert Lokonga’s fee of €17.5m + €4.5m add ons. (Goal)

Written by Frankie

14th July 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Erling Haaland

One of the busiest days for one of the most lucrative transfer sagas of the summer.

One of the biggest sports newspapers in the world, BILD released lots of details about a potential Haaland deal today. Firstly, they mention that Chelsea want to guide Erling Haaland to London with a mega offer of €175m.

Jörg Weiler (reporter for BILD) stopped Haaland and asked “Will you stay with BVB?”, Weiler says that Haaland “thinks about it for a moment, then reacts with a big grin. But says nothing”.

The same German newspaper also claims that Roman Abramovich has already ‘released’ €175m (£150m) for the Blues to use in the Haaland deal.

Not related to Haaland directly, Borussia Dortmund have agreed personal terms with Donyell Malen from PSV. However, Dortmund offered €25m and PSV want €30m. If the €5m difference between these clubs is fixed, it could mean that Haaland becomes slightly more available and Dortmund could want to enter serious negotiations.

According to DailyExpress, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to push the button on a deal for Erling Haaland.

Federico Chiesa

Reports emerged this morning courtesy of Christian Falk who reported that Chelsea asked Juventus for a transfer of Chiesa. Chelsea apparently offered a basis of €100m (£85m) to open negotiations for the Italian and Juve rejected to even open talks.

This transfer will be hard to pull off for any kind of money for a few reasons, Chiesa is still a Fiorentina player legally until 2022 where Juventus will pay €40m for his services. Chiesa is Italian and with many Italian players the dream is to play for Juventus and many top players in Serie A prefer to stay within this league for a majority of their career.

Fabrizio Romano chimed in just a few hours later on the reports of this deal by saying, “Juventus have no intention to open talks with any club for Federico Chiesa. Chelsea, Bayern… there’s no chance. He’s considered untouchable”.

Lewis Bate

Nizaar Kinsella and Adam Newson have reported on the mounting fears that Chelsea could lose Lewis Bate who is receiving offers from Premier League and Championship clubs.

Bate’s contract runs out in June 2022 and has not yet agreed to Chelsea’s offer of a contract renewal.

Valentino Livramento

Football.London shed some light on the Livramento contract renewal troubles by providing us more information on his status. Livramento has not yet agreed to a contract renewal and from January can agree to a pre-contract deal with other clubs. This kind of deal could see Chelsea only recieving £500,000 in compensation at a maximum.

Livramento trained with the U16’s yesterday which only adds fuel to the fire. We can only presume that Livramento thought he would be able to train with the first team and therefore did not travel with the U18’s and U23’s to Scotland. Depending on the mindset of the promising full back, he could see his lack of involvement in the first team as disrespectful.

Myles Peart-Harris

Football.London also shared that Peart-Harris has not yet signed a contract renewal alongside Bate and Livramento. Peart-Harris has been gaining interest from many clubs and seems to be keeping his options open amid many youth players doubting their chances of finding a pathway to the first team.

Emerson Palmieri

According to Calcio Mercato, there are three obstacles in the way of Napoli signing Emerson this summer. Leonardo Spinazzola’s injury which lead to Emerson taking the starting left back spot for Italy has meant Chelsea are not willing to lower the asking price of €20m. Napoli offered €12m – €13m and Chelsea declined this offer and do not wish to entertain Napoli’s maximum offering of €15m.

Chelsea have also reportedly told Napoli that they will extend Emerson’s contract before it runs out in June 2022 to avoid losing him on a free transfer.

Napoli are also interested in the idea of taking Emerson on loan in typical Serie A fashion. Chelsea would expectedly make Napoli pay all or most of the wage for the player if Napoli were to take Emerson on loan.

Agents are said to be talking on this deal constantly and they never stopped speaking throughout Euro 2020.

Alejandro Balde

MundoDeportivo (via SportWitness) are reporting that Chelsea are ‘formally interested’ in 17-year-old Barcelona left back Alejandro Balde.

AC Milan submitted an €8m (£6.8m) bid for the youngster last year but Barcelona turned this offer down. This same source called the left back “modern, powerful and offensive fullback, who would ‘adapt perfectly’ to English football”.

This potential deal comes down to whether Balde signs a new contract with the Catalan side. Yesterday he started training with the first team for pre-season which could provide an extra incentive for the 17-year-old to sign a new deal with Barca and snub the Blues consequently.

Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek

James Robson has reported today that Barkley and Loftus-Cheek are expected to leave Chelsea on loan or in permanent deals if buyers can be found.

Loftus-Cheek, who was praised by Tuchel a few months ago as being similar to Michael Ballack, is going to be assessed throughout pre-season and Tuchel will decide on his future ultimately.

Ike Ugbo

Sports Lens and Fabrizio Romano today have reported that Genk are confident of signing Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo. Besiktas, Feyenoord and PSV approached Chelsea to sign Ugbo but Genk are confident to complete the deal. It seems Ugbo has snubbed any chance of a deal to another English club and looks set for a move abroad. Negotiations are ongoing between Chelsea and Genk and we can expect a deal to be done shortly.

Cercle Brugge had the option of buying Ugbo on a permanent basis for £5m after a successful loan spell where he scored 17 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions.

Chelsea are reportedly looking to step up his price tag as many teams are interested in the striker for around the £5m mark and Chelsea don’t want to let a young, promising striker go for this cheap of a price.

Saúl Ñíguez

If a swap deal between Antoine Griezmann and Saúl Ñíguez does not solidifiy, Chelsea are ‘keen’ on Saúl. (Fabrizio Romano) Saúl’s name has been heard a few times throughout the last year and it is clear the board are fans of the Spaniard.

Declan Rice

Chelsea ‘consider new Declan Rice transfer bid with West Ham ready to sell for £80m’ after Euro 2020 heroics for England. (Sun)

Rice has already rejected two contract offers from West Ham amid rumours of Chelsea looking to submit a bid to ‘test the waters’.

Dean Jones also added to the Declan Rice rumour mill by saying that “Chelsea still see Declan Rice as a prime target and are considering an offer. West Ham’s valuation is thought to be £80m”.

Tammy Abraham

90min have reported that West Ham, Southampton and Crystal Palace have been put off by Chelsea’s asking price for Abraham. Aston Villa, Brighton and Everton are still in the race though, with Rafa Benitez reportedly being a fan of the Englishman.

Conor Gallagher

After an expceptional loan spell at West Brom, Gallagher has been attracting a lot of attention from Premier League sides. The main rumour surrounding Gallagher is that Newcastle have shown interest in him. We believe this would be a loan deal as Gallagher just signed a new long term deal with the Blues which still has another four years remaining. (Telegraph)

Olivier Giroud

Paolo Maldini himself confirmed to DAZN that “Olivier Giroud will arrive tomorrow and he’ll be our new signing.”

Chelsea will receive €1m guaranteed fee + €1m as potential bonus/add on. (Fabrizio Romano)

Written by Frankie

Deals to look out for in the next 36 hours…

It’s almost time for some of the most exciting and frustrating hours in world football – transfer deadline day. Chelsea are normally heavily involved, with the likes of David Luiz, Ashley Cole and Fernando Torres all previously joining us on the last day of a two month long window.

This time though, it seems as if Chelsea have done their business early. Hakim Ziyech was brought in as early as February, with Timo Werner joining us only a few months later, who was then followed by Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva, Edouard Mendy and Malang Saar. 7 signings – you’d think that’s Chelsea’s transfer window done.

What a window so far… and there’s still more to come!

Wrong. Well, at least that’s what it seems like. There is a lot of business to be done with outgoings and trimming our squad down, and there also seems to be a chance that we could still bring in a defensive midfielder. All I’ll recommend is having Sky Sports News on for the next day, because it’s going to get thrilling. In this article, I’ll talk about the likelihood and my opinion of possible incomings and departures…. let’s get started!

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Hudson-Odoi is a player who gets linked away every single window. This time though, it’s quite serious. Rumours started to rise after being the only fit natural winger against Brighton and Liverpool, yet finding himself on the bench. Frank Lampard is adamant on wanting to keep Callum at the club, and he also wants to stay. However, it’s the board which wouldn’t mind him leaving, as although they rejected a loan bid with an option to buy for £70m from Bayern Munich, it has been heavily reported that Chelsea could accept an important bid if there was an obligation to buy, which probably should worry Chelsea fans and it brings up many questions as to why the club are even thinking of selling one of the brightest talents the academy has ever produced. If I was to give my own opinion, I really can’t see this complicated deal happening as it would need time and that’s not available. Frank wants to keep him. He loves the club and wants to stay. So surely he remains a blue?

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

It’s definitely a very interesting situation with Loftus-Cheek, and I’m at the point where I cannot stop feeling disappointed with how his career has gone. On his day, at full fitness, he is genuinely in my opinion the best player at this club. But, his 13 month injury was another one added to the list, and every day we just pray he can get back to full fitness quickly. Under Lampard will he be able to get to full fitness? Probably not. His appearance against Brighton was certainly underwhelming, and since then hasn’t been involved in any of the Chelsea matchday squads, suggesting his departure on loan is coming. Out of nowhere, Ross Barkley went on loan to Aston Villa, meaning Chelsea have had to rethink about what to do with Ruben. On current form, he has Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Mount and Havertz all as options in front of him in midfield, and he couldn’t even get a minute in the Carabao Cup. As much as it pains to type, he needs to play at the age of 24 and he simply won’t get that at Chelsea. Whether he can finalise a loan move to another club is anothing thing, but there is a lot of interest in the England international and keep an eye on whether the club can send him out on loan despite his high wages…

Chelsea's stance on Ruben Loftus-Cheek transfer after Ross Barkley's Aston  Villa loan - football.london
Barkley’s departure on loan to Aston Villa means that Loftus-Cheek could stay after all…

Marcos Alonso & Emerson

I’m writing these two players in one, as for me only one of them is going to depart in this transfer window, with it likely being the Spaniard. Marcos Alonso’s return to Inter always seemed an option after simply not being good enough in a fullback role, and him leaving the club looks even more likely after his row with Frank Lampard after the game against West Brom, where he decided to watch the second half in the team bus instead of supporting the team from the sidelines. Emerson meanwhile almost looked guaranteed to leave to an Italian club, but when played this season, he actually looked impressive, whether that was at left-back or even at right-wing! The possiblity of both of them leaving is low as although Azpilicueta can easily cover both sides, Frank would feel much more comfortable with two fullbacks on each side of the pitch. Personally, a deadline day loan deal for Marcos to Inter will be done, although it’s important to keep an eye on the Brazilian’s situation too.

Tiemoue Bakayoko & Danny Drinkwater

Again, I put these two players together, not because it’s either one though, but more to show how easy it is for clubs to waste money. Bakayoko and Drinkwater cost us just under the price of Ziyech and Werner combined – put that into perspective. The Chelsea Spot had actually heard that there was a chance Bakayoko could stay at Chelsea if we desperately needed him, although a move did always seem the most likely option. For months and months he had been linked with top clubs including AC Milan, Napoli, PSG and more. And it looks like he’s finalising his deal to Naples in the next few hours… good luck to him!

Regarding one of our worst signings in history, I actually have no idea what’s going on with him. While writing this, I’ve also just remembered about Victor Moses who I think is still here! I’m guessing both are doing fitness work at the club, but I haven’t read a single report of either player leaving. We probably should try and get them off our wages and out of Cobham.

Antonio Rudiger

I mean, you have to feel bad for the German international, right? #AgentRudi was heavily involved in bringing Havertz and Werner to the best club in London, and then two months later is being completely isolated from the squad and Lampard’s plans. For me there is no doubt he is our worst centre-half at the club, but he does bring something to the dressing room and is also a great character, so I’m sure we will miss his presence more than his footballing abilites. Rudiger has not played a single minute so far for Frank this season, and his first choice is a move to Spurs, yet Chelsea are only going to let him move to our rival clubs if he signs a contract extension here before moving on loan. Napoli and Barcelona have also shown previous interest in the defender, but he’s a player who will almost guaranteed be leaving, so keep an eye on him.

Jorginho, Declan Rice & Thomas Partey

I’ve put all these three midfielders together because any involvement from any client will all be related to at least one other person in this list. Jorginho was incredible against Crystal Palace yesterday, but despite that performance I think his Chelsea career could be in danger soon, with Lampard wanting a more traditinonal 6 to protect the back four like a Declan Rice, or a 6 who can play next to Kante like a Thomas Partey, allowing Havertz to play as a 10 in front of them. Jorginho has heavy interest from Arsenal and Arteta is very interested in taking him on loan to join his fellow ex teammates in David Luiz and Willian, but Chelsea will still be slightly reluctact to be helping out a rival team. I think the plan for him is he will stay this window unless we sign a CDM in the next day, which Lampard still does want. The options at the moment seem to be either Rice, or Partey. Rice wants to join Chelsea, Chelsea desperately want Rice, and The Chelsea Spot understand that the deal is quite likely to happen one day, whether that is now or in the future transfer windows. But at the moment it seems like West Ham are holding their ground and refusing to sell him. Could anything change in the last 24 hours? Of course, and I’d be very surprised if a Chelsea bid didn’t go in to unsettle the West Ham board, but whether it can be done in 36 hours is the main hurdle. With Thomas Partey the deal would be much quicker as he has a release clause of £45 million, and he’s a player who Chelsea have scouted for quite some time now. All in all, if we’re going to sign one more player, it’ll be Partey or Rice, which will probably result in Jorginho leaving. All to watch for….

Sarr, McEachran & Castillo

The final three players to discuss, and they’re in the same paragraph as you most likely forgot about them! Sarr somehow isn’t on loan by now, after he had many discussions with Bayer Leverkusen and also Rennes where Chelsea used his as compensation for the Havertz and Mendy deals respectively. With only a day to go, nothing much has happened, and he does need to get his game-time as that was the whole reason we signed him on a free deal, in hope that he can develop and become a top quality centre-half in the future. He really should be going on loan soon.

George McEachran needs to experience first team football after being in the youth team for too long in my opinion, and even if that means he has to go to a low English league and work his way up, so be it. The technical midfielder struggled last season on loan in the Dutch second division, and he’s at the age where he needs to just get gametime and kick on with his career, as he certainly does have the potential in his boots.

Juan Castillo was at Ajax Jong last season and was set to sign for them this Summer, yet there were drastic last minute changes and he has found himself back in the Chelsea setup this season. It’s likely he’ll still move on loan again this season to get some more gametime, and who knows, could push into that Chelsea first team and challenge with Ian Maatsen.

I think I’ve covered all the players now…. if you want to find out updates on these players and how their moves are progressing, simply follow us on all our social media platforms!

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Written by Paree

Podcast: Chelsea Transfer Roundup w/Simon Phillips!

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In another episode of The Chelsea Spot podcast, host Dan (@danbarkzr) and special guest Simon (@SiPhillipsSport) go into detail about Chelsea’s transfer window, talking about Sarr, Havertz, Silva, Rice, Barkley, Ampadu, Goalkeepers and so much more!

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Podcast: Chelsea Transfer Window Special w/ @MishraAbhiA (Data Analyst)!

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot podcast, Orlando (Host – @0rland1nho) and special guest Abhishek (@MishraAbhiA ) discuss the Chelsea transfer window and talk about Ziyech, Werner and potentially Havertz, the kind of profiles we need at LB and CB and the big question of whether we need another winger.

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