Chelsea remain busy in the summer transfer window and the club are expected to pursue goals until 11pm tonight.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is close to joining the club pending final negotiations with Barcelona, while Chelsea have also reportedly made a late offer for Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez.
Todd Boehly’s new regime has already given manager Thomas Tuchel warm support, with the confirmation of Wesley Fofana joining the signings of Marc Cucurella, Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling, while promising youngsters Carney Chukwuemeka, Cesare Casadei and Gabriel Slonina also have permanent deals completed .
However, with a list of leavers including Romelu Lukaku, Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner, Tuchel is looking to further fill his squad and targets a number of Premier League familiar faces in a bid for a real title challenge.
Aubameyang is on the verge of a move to Chelsea with only final transfer fee negotiations remaining to be completed. Barcelona originally wanted €30m but Chelsea have struck a deal for €12m plus the move Marco Alonso in the opposite direction, only having to finish the structure of the add-ons, reports Fabrizio Romano.
With both Lukaku and Werner out, Chelsea find themselves in a particular situation, lacking real centre-forward options, with Armando Broja unproven at the club and Kai Havertz being another type of forward option. The Blues have therefore been pushing for a move for former Arsenal striker Aubameyang.
The move was complicated, however, after Aubameyang was injured while defending his family from intruders in an invasion of his Barcelona home on Sunday. Corresponding ESPNAccording to reports in Spain, Aubameyang suffered a broken jaw during the attack – which could sideline him for up to three weeks, but it’s not believed to be a problem for the deal.
neymar has been linked to a shock Deadline Day move to Chelsea but is extremely unlikely to catch on. The Brazilian was offered to Chelsea noisy The post, how Paris Saint-Germain fight to comply with Uefa’s financial fair play regulations The times PSG reportedly put Neymar as an option only to later withdraw the offer and refuse to sell despite interest from Chelsea.
The astronomical fees involved would make it a tough deal to pull off on deadline day, especially given Chelsea’s financial fair play challenges this season, who have already spent heavily this summer.
Chelsea made a £77.4million bid for RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Gvardiol earlier this week as the 20-year-old became the latest target in the club’s long-term defense overhaul, but Gvardiol is now on a new deal with signs Leipzig and will not leave the Bundesliga club.
Chelsea prevail with a £50m bid for Mexico Ajax international Edson Alvarez. De telegraph reports that 24-year-old Alvarez is keen on a move to Chelsea. Owner Todd Boehly has made an offer as the Blues look to strengthen their squad after two defeats in their first five games, but they are running out of time and Ajax’s stubborn resistance to further sales this summer looks set to dashed Chelsea’s hopes.
Chelsea discussed the idea of signing Crystal Palace star Zaha this week, but Crystal Palace will keep his talisman for another season – barring a dramatic late development. The winger has just a year left on his current contract and given the team’s progress under manager Patrick Vieira, who has seen them diversify their attacking threat from other players in the team like Eberechi Eze, there’s a feeling a deal has been made could become if Chelsea make the right offer.
Palace have been pressing for an opponent – ideally midfielder Conor Gallagher, who excelled on loan at Selhurst Park last season and is wishing for more minutes with the World Cup looming. Vieira dismissed suggestions that Zaha could leave after Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Brentford, saying: “There’s a really nice relationship between this football team and Wilfried Zaha that won’t stop now.”
Everton boss Frank Lampard says Chelsea have missed the deadline to sign Anthony Gordon. The clubs remained far apart in their rating for the striker. Everton wanted around £60m for Gordon, with Chelsea making two bids for the 21-year-old, the second of which was reportedly around £45m.
Gordon had told Lampard he wanted to leave Goodison Park despite signing a five-year contract with the club in 202 but has since pulled out and has scored twice in his last two games – including the opener in the 1-1 draw at Leeds on Monday.
According to Football Insider, Chelsea have joined the race to sign highly-rated Petereborough defender Ronnie Edwards after scouting him in a recent game against Derby County. Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace have already expressed interest in the teenager, with Palace seeing a £4m offer rejected.
The 21-year-old Scotland midfielder is the subject of interest from Brighton and the south coast club are keen on a permanent move for Gilmour.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-transfer-news-aubameyang-neymar-gvardiol-zaha-alvarez-b2156693.html Chelsea transfer news: Aubameyang, Neymar, Gvardiol, Alvarez, Zaha, Alonso and more on deadline day