The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Chelsea - and those who could leave the club.
Werner to Chelsea...
Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig. (Sky Sports, June 5); Werner is expected to tell RB Leipzig that he will not compete in the final stages of the Champions League so that he can prepare for the next Premier League season (The Times, June 16).
Chelsea are negotiating the final details of Werner`s seemingly inevitable transfer (Daily Telegraph, June 13); RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has admitted the club have no hope of keeping Werner next season, as Chelsea wait to confirm the signing - I do not expect Timo to be here next season, the 32-year-old told DAZN (June 13).
Werner was persuaded to join Chelsea after receiving almost daily phone calls from Frank Lampard over the last few weeks (The Times, June 6); Frank Lampard and Petr Cech made an undercover pre-lockdown trip to Germany that helped Chelsea leapfrog Liverpool and Manchester United to convince Timo Werner to move to Stamford Bridge. (Daily Telegraph, June 6).
Chelsea plan to balance the books this summer with a series of outgoings after sealing the £54m signing of Werner. (Daily Star, June 6); Chelsea`s bid for player pay cuts looks doomed after landing Werner. (The Sun, June 6)
The latest players linked with a move to Chelsea…
Kai Havertz - Bayern Munich have emerged as favourites to win the race for Bayer Leverkusen`s Havertz. (Telegraph, June 16); Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen are £15m apart as Frank Lampard looks to beat Liverpool and Manchester United to Havertz`s signature (Daily Mail, June 15)
Real Madrid are set to join the race for the Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid amid Chelsea`s interest in the £70m-rated midfielder (Daily Mail, June 11); Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller says the club haven`t given up hope that Havertz will ignore interest from Chelsea and Manchester United to stay with them next season (Daily Star, June 11); Chelsea want to sign the youngster from Bayer Leverkusen this summer (Sky Sports News, June 9)
Ben Chilwell - Leicester`s Chilwell remains Chelsea`s primary left-back target this summer but Frank Lampard has three back-ups. (Daily Star, June 16); Chelsea are confident they will be able to sign Chilwell from Leicester if they secure a place in next season`s Champions League (Daily Mail, June 13); Manchester City are keen to sign Chilwell along with Chelsea (Sky Sports, June 8)
Leicester are employing the same tactic over Ben Chilwell that they used to secure a record fee for Harry Maguire (Daily Mirror, June 8); Leicester are ready to resist any bids for Ben Chilwell this summer and will insist that the England international is not for sale (Daily Telegraph, June 6); Leicester`s Ben Chilwell has been identified by Chelsea as the club`s No 1 left-back target this summer (Sky Sports, June 5); Chilwell is tempted by a huge move to Chelsea later this summer but has not yet demanded to quit Leicester (Daily Mirror, June 5)
Miralem Pjanic - Chelsea have reportedly made an offer for the Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic as he weighs up his options ahead of a likely summer move. (Daily Mail, June 16)
Philippe Coutinho - Barcelona are ready to pay for a portion of Coutinho`s wages for him to move back to England or stay at Bayern Munich (Daily Telegraph, June 13)
Andre Onana - The Ajax goalkeeper is set to join Chelsea or PSG this summer, with the Blues willing to splash £27m on the Cameroon international (The Sun, June 11)
Kalidou Koulibaly - The defender has been told to snub Manchester United for their Premier League rivals, Liverpool or Chelsea, this summer (Daily Mirror, June 9)
Jadon Sancho - Sancho`s future at Borussia Dortmund remains uncertain after head coach Lucien Favre admitted the forward was among players that could leave this summer (Sky Sports, June 16); Real Madrid have entered the race for Manchester United and Chelsea target Jadon Sancho, according to reports (Daily Mail, June 3)
Federico Bernardeschi - Juventus winger Bernardeschi is eyeing a move to the Premier League this summer with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all monitoring the situation (Gazzetta dello Sport, June 1)
Other players recently linked with a move to Stamford Bridge...
- Jesus Corona (The Sun, May 30)
- Said Benrahma (The Sun, May 28)
- Roman Burki (The Sun, May 28)
- Nicolas Tagliafico (Daily Star, May 27)
- Andre Onana (Sunday Express, May 24)
- Kaan Kurt (The Sun, May 23)
- Kai Havertz (CalcioMercato, May 20)
- Lamare Bogarde (Football Insider, May 17)
- Jeremie Boga (Daily Express, May 16)
- Miralem Pjanic (Metro, May 14)
- Angel Gomes (Daily Mirror, May 14)
- Dries Mertens (Daily Express, May 11)
- Declan Rice (Daily Mirror, May 11)
- Moussa Dembele (Daily Star, May 11)
- Thomas Meunier (Sunday Express, May 10)
- Boubacar Kamara (Le 10 Sport, May 5)
- Max Bird (Football Insider, May 5)
- Orkun Kokcu (Daily Express, May 5)
- Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Daily Star, May 4)
- Houssem Aouar (Football.London, April 28)
The latest players linked with a Chelsea exit...
Chelsea are looking to offload £160m-worth of big-name flops to help fund Frank Lampard`s first spending spree for Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell (The Sun, June 15)
Tiemoue Bakayoko, Emerson Palmieri, Davide Zappacosta, Danny Drinkwater, Michy Batshuayi and Victor Moses have all been made aware that they do not have a future at Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard.
N`Golo Kante - Real Madrid have set their sights on Chelsea star Kante for £71m (AS, June 13).
Olivier Giroud - The France striker is still a target Tottenham, Inter Milan and Lazio - with clubs not giving up hope of capturing him this summer.
Pedro, Willian and Michy Batshuayi - Wingers Willian and Pedro will depart Chelsea this summer, and the club are also looking to sell striker Batshuayi.
Pedro - Chelsea are sweating on the winger signing a temporary deal to help the club through Project Restart (The Sun, June 8)
Willian - Willian remains in contract talks with Chelsea, despite rumours over a possible exit (Sky Sports News, June 1), while Real Madrid have rejected the chance to sign Willian on a free transfer (Daily Mirror, June 2).
Jorginho - Chelsea have been offered three Juventus players by Maurizio Sarri as the Italian seeks a reunion with Jorginho this summer (Daily Express, May 31)
Other players linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge...
- Tiemoue Bakayoko (The Sun, May 28)
- Ross Barkley (Football Insider, May 26).
- Kepa Arrizabalaga (Sunday Express, May 24; Daily Express, May 22).
- Emerson Palmieri (Daily Express, May 16)
- Charlie Webster (Daily Telegraph, May 12)
- Tiemoue Bakayoko (Calciomercato, May 8; France Football, May 3)
- Emerson Palmieri (Gazzetta dello Sport, March 24)
- Ethan Ampadu (Daily Express, March 18)
The latest Chelsea contract talk…
Jorginho - The midfielder`s agent says they will enter talks about a contract renewal with Chelsea after there were rumours he would follow former manager Maurizio Sarri to Juventus (Calciomercato, April 22)
Marko van Ginkel - The player has confirmed he is in talks over a new deal at Stamford Bridge - despite not having played for the club since 2013. (Mirror, June 16)