In our latest episode of The Chelsea Spot Podcast, Paree (Owner – @CFCParee) and Danny (Writer – @danny_new_) gave their thoughts of our comfortable 5-1 victory against Chesterfield against Spurs. They also look ahead to the game against Spurs on Wednesday, as well as giving their thoughts on a potential formation change and the current wingback situation.
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 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.
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 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)
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)
Sarr will have a very hard time getting anywhere near the Chelsea first team with Rudiger, Christensen, Silva, Chalobah, Azpilicueta, Ampadu and even Reece James in front of him in the pecking order at centre back.
Everton are also interested in Malang Sarr on loan.
Chelsea will decide in the next few days whether to buy a new midfielder or not. Keeping an eye on Saúl Ñíguez, he’s considered “a possibility” – not advanced yet. (Fabrizio Romano)
Chelsea are working on signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Saúl Ñíquez on loan, as he is Thomas Tuchel’s preferred midfielder choice over Aurélien Tchouaméni. Saul wants to leave Atletico Madrid and his preference is a move to the Premier League.
Marina Granovskaia held talks with Tuchel yesterday regarding this possible deal. Nothing advanced yet, but one to keep an eye on. (CFCNewspage)
Alavés have completed the agreement with Chelsea to sign USA centre back Matt Miazga on loan until June 2022, paperworks signed today.
In another episode of The Chelsea Spot Podcast, Danny (Writer – @danny_new_), Paree (Owner – @CFCParee) & Dan (Host – @danbarkzr) discuss the latest news including Chalobah’s breakthrough into the first team, the midfield/defence dilemma and the possibility of Loftus-Cheek/Ampadu staying! The boys also look ahead to Sunday’s game against Arsenal, where they were perhaps a bit too pessimistic..
Tammy Abraham has decided to join Roma this summer instead of waiting for a concrete Arsenal proposal.
Mourinho has called Tammy and the English striker believes in the project and is happy with what his role will be in the team.
Tammy Abraham will fly to Rome on Sunday to undergo medical tests, sign the contract and complete his move to AS Roma. Deal to be announced in the next few days.
Personal terms agreed. €40m to Chelsea and a buy-back clause. (Fabrizio Romano)
Chelsea will include a buy-back clause in the agreement with AS Roma for Tammy Abraham.
Chelsea will have a buy-back clause for €80m, valid since June 2023 and NOT from next summer. (Fabrizio Romano)
Abraham, who was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, will fly to Italy tomorrow to have his medical around lunchtime.
Roma’s manager, former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, has also been speaking to the England international on the phone to convince him to come.
Abraham was reportedly telling Chelsea team-mates that he wanted to join Arsenal. However, no offer was forthcoming.
Roma will pay the fee in installments over the length of Abraham’s contract. He is being paid a salary of €6 million-a-year net – which is considerably more than the £70,000-a-week he is on at Chelsea.
Roma’s general manager Tiago Pinto has been in London for four days to seal the deal. Time was of the essence with Roma due to kick off their Conference League campaign against Trabzonspor this week and their season opener in Serie A against Fiorentina also nearing on the horizon.
Pinto and Mourinho’s charm offensive consisted of going all-in on Abraham who was their absolute first choice. No other alternatives were given serious consideration. (The Athletic)Saul Niguez
Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United remain interested in Saul Niguez.
These three clubs have been interested in the midfielder all summer but a formal approach has yet to be made as of now.
Chelsea may be in the market for a new midfielder with Declan Rice seemingly too expensive and a lack of cover in that area. (SportWitness)
Real Madrid are ‘monitoring’ the 28-year-old’s situation at the west London club after receiving good reports about him.
Real Madrid are looking at the Germany international for next summer. So far, they haven’t held talks with the ex-AS Roma man, but he’s on the list of transfer targets.
Rüdiger has a ‘good relationship’ with David Alaba and Carlo Ancelotti knows him well, having followed his evolution before ending up at Chelsea.
If the player decides against accepting Chelsea’s renewal offer, he can end up joining Real Madrid on a free transfer, the same path taken by Alaba.
Tuchel will be a ‘problem’ for the Spanish giants since the manager ‘wants to have Rüdiger at all costs’. (SportWitness)
Alaves are set to reach an agreement with Chelsea for American centre back Matt Miazga.
This will be a loan deal until June 2022.
With his contract expiring in June 2022 also, it will be interesting whether he signs another contract with Chelsea which we know Chelsea like to do. (Fabrizio Romano)
Batshuayi permanent deal to Besiktas will be completed next week. (Fabrizio Romano)