The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Chelsea – and those who could leave the club.
Confirmed Chelsea signings
Timo Werner – Chelsea have completed the signing of the RB Leipzig forward.
Xavier Mbuyamba – Chelsea have completed the signing of 18-year-old centre-back Mbuyamba – who has been dubbed the ‘new Virgil van Dijk’. Mbuyamba will join the club’s development squad from Barcelona.
Ben Chilwell – Chelsea have signed England left-back Chilwell from Leicester for a fee in the region of £50m on a five-year deal.
Malang Sarr – Chelsea has signed French defender Sarr on a free transfer. Sarr, 21, joins after his contract at Nice ran out in the summer, signing a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
Thiago Silva – Chelsea have signed Brazilian center-back Silva on a one-year deal with the option of a second after his PSG contract expired.
Kai Havertz – The midfielder has joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £75.8m (€85m) after signing a five-year deal.
The latest players linked with a move to Chelsea
Edouard Mendy – Chelsea are getting close to agreeing on a deal for the Rennes goalkeeper (Sky Sports, September 11); Rennes have confirmed they are in talks with Chelsea over the sale of the 28-year-old goalkeeper (Goal, September 10);
Chelsea are on the verge of confirming the arrival of Edouard Mendy from Rennes (Daily Star, September 9); Chelsea are aiming to complete the signing of goalkeeper Mendy on the recommendation of Petr Cech from his former club Rennes (Daily Telegraph, September 8); Chelsea are pressing forward with a bid to try and sign Mendy from Rennes this week (Daily Express, September 7);
Chelsea will step up their attempts to land Mendy this week (Sunday Mirror, September 6); Chelsea is now focusing on Rennes goalkeeper Mendy after ending their interest in Lille’s Mike Maignan (Sky Sports, September 2); Chelsea has reportedly returned with an improved offer for Rennes goalkeeper Mendy, after their opening bid of £15m was rejected (Sunday Express, August 30).
Declan Rice – Chelsea could be about to re-sign the West Ham midfielder (Daily Star, September 3); Chelsea is reportedly ready to splash out for West Ham midfielder Rice to take their summer spending spree past the £250m mark (The Sun, August 29); West Ham has dismissed reports they have received a £50m bid from Chelsea for Rice (Sky Sports, August 11); West Ham has valued Rice at more than £80m (The Times, August 13).
Philippe Coutinho – The Brazilian prefers a return to the Premier League and Chelsea are among a trio of clubs interested in the 28-year-old Champions League winner (Marca, August 26)
Mike Maignan – Chelsea are interested in signing Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan. The 25-year-old is seen as a credible candidate to challenge Kepa Arrizabalaga for the number one position at Stamford Bridge (Sky Sports, August 25).
Nico Melamed – Chelsea have joined the race for the Spanish U19 international, according to reports (Sunday Express, August 23)
Sergio Romero – Goalkeeper Romero could leave Manchester United for Chelsea, Leeds or Everton this summer (Daily Star, July 19).
John Stones – Chelsea are ready to move for the Man City defender – even if they sign £40m Brighton defender Lewis Dunk (Mirror, August 17); Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is hoping to snap up Stones in a bargain £20m deal (Mirror, August 9).
Nicolas Tagliafico – If a move for Chilwell cannot be agreed then another target, Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico, is available for less than half the price (Sky Sports, August 17); Chelsea have expressed an interest in signing Ajax’s Argentina international left back (Sky Sports, August 10).
Ben Foster – The Watford ‘keeper is a shock emergency target for both Chelsea (The Sun, August 16).
Jan Oblak – Chelsea will be forced to look elsewhere in their search for a goalkeeper after Atletico Madrid slapped a £110m price tag on the Slovenian (Mirror, August 15); Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia has opened talks with Oblak’s agent over a transfer (Star, July 29); Manchester United and Chelsea are both keeping tabs on the Atletico goalkeeper, amid the poor form of both clubs’ current stoppers. (The Sun, July 25); Oblak interesting Chelsea “does not surprise” Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who hopes the goalkeeper will stay at the club (July 15).
Houssem Aouar – Lyon sporting director Juninho says midfielder Houssem Aouar could leave this summer with Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Juventus all monitoring the 22-year-old Frenchman (Daily Mail, August 14).
Sergio Reguilon – Chelsea are considering the Spaniard as a cheaper alternative to Ben Chilwell at left back (Mail, Aug 7); Chelsea have joined Everton in the race to sign Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilon, voted “the best left-back in La Liga” last season (Sky Sports, August 3).
Confirmed Chelsea departures
Willian – Arsenal has completed the signing of Willian on a three-year deal (August 14).
Pedro – Pedro will join Roma on a two-year deal when his Chelsea contract expires.
Ethan Ampadu – The Wales international has joined Sheffield United on a season-long loan deal.
Michy Batshuayi – The striker has rejoined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan from Chelsea after signing a one-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge.
The latest players linked with a Chelsea exit
N’Golo Kante – Chelsea have rejected offers from Inter Milan for Kante involving Christian Eriksen and Marcelo Brozovic, while Frank Lampard would rather sell Jorginho ahead of the France midfielder (Daily Mirror, September 11); Chelsea would reportedly prefer to sell Jorginho over N’Golo Kante amid strong interest in the midfielder from Inter Milan (Daily Express, September 11)
Inter Milan want to sign the midfielder (Sky Sports, September 10); The Frenchman wants to remain at Stamford Bridge despite interest from Inter (Goal, September 1); Chelsea have slapped a £80m price tag on Kante (Daily Express, September 1); Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte wants to sign Kante from Chelsea (Football Italia, August 31); Inter Milan are plotting an audacious move for the Chelsea midfielder (Sun, August 15); Kante could reportedly be on his way out of the club, with Inter interested. The French midfielder may leave Stamford Bridge for “the right money” (CalcioMercato, July 24); Chelsea are ready to sell the France international to raise funds for extra transfers (Times, June 19); Real Madrid have set their sights on Kante for £71m (AS, June 13).
Olivier Giroud – The Chelsea striker has reportedly agreed on a deal in principle with Juventus as the Serie A side target alternatives to Luis Suarez (Daily Mirror, September 11)
Fikayo Tomori – Chelsea and England defender Fikayo Tomori is close to a move to Everton on a season-long loan (Sky Sports, September 9)
Kepa Arrizabalaga – Chelsea could scrap their plans to offload Kepa this summer as they favor keeping him on the books (Daily Star, September 7); Kepa is prepared to stay and fight for his Chelsea place, even if the club are successful in signing a new goalkeeper (Daily Telegraph, September 2); Kepa, who has been linked with leaving Chelsea, wants to stay at the Stamford Bridge club and fight for his place (The Sun, August 31);
The Spanish goalkeeper is resigned to never playing for Chelsea again with Willy Caballero set to face Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday (The Sun, July 30).
Marcos Alonso – Chelsea are set for a transfer windfall to the tune of £18m in their pursuit of Kai Havertz, as Sevilla are looking at buying out-of-favor Marcos Alonso (Daily Express, August 28).
Emerson Palmieri – Emerson’s agent says Inter are interested in signing the 26-year-old Italy left-back from Chelsea this summer (Goal, August 31); Chelsea have placed a £26m price tag on the left-back, who is attracting interest from Inter Milan (Goal, August 26).
Tiemoue Bakayoko – Chelsea midfielder Bakayoko has edged closer to a move to AC Milan but is also being monitored by Crystal Palace (Daily Telegraph, September 8); AC Milan are in talks over bringing the Chelsea midfielder back to the San Siro (Sky in Italy, August 12); Chelsea are ready to slash their asking price for the unwanted midfielder to £20m (Sun, August 11).
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 (Sky Sports, August 4).
Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri, and Marcos Alonso – Ahead of a shake-up of Chelsea’s defense, Frank Lampard has put several defenders up for sale (The Times, August 4).
Jorginho – The player’s agent has left the door open for the midfielder to join Juventus this summer in a move that could help fund a Chelsea bid for Declan Rice (Telegraph, Aug 7); Lampard could also raise funds by finding a buyer for the Italy midfielder Jorginho (Guardian, August 4).
Callum Hudson-Odoi – Manchester United is considering lining up a shock move for the Chelsea winger, according to reports (The Sun On Sunday, August 2).
Tammy Abraham – The Chelsea forward’s long-term future at the club could be in doubt, despite his contract being extended by a further year to run until 2023 (Daily Star, July 15).