The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Chelsea – and those who could leave the club.
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 have 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 centre-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…
Declan Rice – Chelsea are set to launch an audacious bid to sign Declan Rice from West Ham in the final piece of their blockbuster spending spree, according to reports (Daily Express, September 18); Chelsea could be about to re-sign the West Ham midfielder (Daily Star, September 3); Chelsea are 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 have dismissed reports they have received a £50m bid from Chelsea for Rice (Sky Sports, August 11); West Ham have valued Rice at more than £80m (The Times, August 13).
Edouard Mendy – Chelsea may let Fikayo Tomori go on loan to Rennes for the season in order to sign the goalkeeper (Daily Mirror, September 17); The player’s £23m move to Chelsea is “almost done” after the Rennes goalkeeper completed his medical in west London over the weekend (Star, September 14); Chelsea have agreed a deal worth up to £25m with Rennes for Mendy (Mail, September 13); Chelsea have had their latest bid for Mendy accepted and the Rennes goalkeeper is ready to fly to London for a medical (Express, September 12); Cheslea are getting close to agreeing 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 ( September 9); Chelsea are aiming to complete the signing of goalkeeper Mendy on the recommendation of Petr Cech from his former club Rennes Chelsea are pressing forward with a bid to try and sign Mendy from Rennes this week ; Chelsea will step up their attempts to land Mendy this week; Chelsea are now focusing on Rennes goalkeeper Mendy after ending their interest in Lille’s Mike Maignan (September 2); Chelsea have reportedly returned with an improved offer for Rennes goalkeeper Mendy, after their opening bid of £15m was rejected (August 30).
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 (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 (August 25).
Nico Melamed – Chelsea have joined the race for the Spanish U19 international, according to reports (August 23)
Sergio Romero – Goalkeeper Romero could leave Manchester United for Chelsea, Leeds or Everton this summer (July 19).
John Stones – Chelsea are ready to move for the Man City defender – even if they sign £40m Brighton defender Lewis Dunk (August 17); Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is hoping to snap up Stones in a bargain £20m deal (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 ( August 17); Chelsea have expressed an interest in signing Ajax’s Argentina international left back (August 10).
Ben Foster – The Watford ‘keeper is a shock emergency target for both Chelsea ( 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 (August 15); Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia has opened talks with Oblak’s agent over a transfer (July 29); Manchester United and Chelsea are both keeping tabs on the Atletico goalkeeper, amid the poor form of both clubs’ current stoppers. ( 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 (August 14).
Sergio Reguilon – Chelsea are considering the Spaniard as a cheaper alternative to Ben Chilwell at left back (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 (August 3).
Confirmed Chelsea departures
Willian – Arsenal have 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…
Fikayo Tomori – Chelsea may let the defenderi go on loan to Rennes for the season in order to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy (Daily Mirror, September 17); Chelsea and England defender Fikayo Tomori is close to a move to Everton on a season-long loan ( September 9)
Callum Hudson-Odoi – Bayern Munich have revived their interest in Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi ( September 15).
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 (September 11); Chelsea would reportedly prefer to sell Jorginho over N’Golo Kante amid strong interest in the midfielder from Inter Mila( September 11). Inter want to sign Kante, but Chelsea are unlikely to sanction any deal because the Serie A club are managed by their former head coach Antonio Conte(September 10); Inter want to sign the midfielder (September 10); The Frenchman wants to remain at Stamford Bridge despite interest from Inter (September 1); Chelsea have slapped a £80m price tag on Kante (September 1); Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte wants to sign Kante from Chelsea (, August 31 Inter Milan are plotting an audacious move for the Chelsea midfielder (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 – Giroud is expected to be on Juventus’ radar if they fail to sign striker targets Edin Dzeko and Luis Suarez (September 15); The Chelsea striker has reportedly agreed a deal in principle with Juventus as the Serie A side target alternatives to Luis Suarez (Daily Mirror, September 11).
Conor Gallagher – Slaven Bilic is set to complete the signing of Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher for West Brom on a season-long loan (Daily Telegraph, September 15); Leeds are interested in signing Chelsea’s 20-year-old English midfielder (Mail, September 13).
Kepa Arrizabalaga – Chelsea could scrap their plans to offload Kepa this summer as they favour keeping him on the books (September 7); Kepa is prepared to stay and fight for his Chelsea place, even if the club are successful in signing a new goalkeeper ( September 2); Kepa, who has been linked with leaving Chelsea, wants to stay at the Stamford Bridge club and fight for his place (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 ( 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-favour Marcos Alonso (August 28).
Emerson Palmieri – Emerson’s agent says Inter are interested in signing the 26-year-old Italy left-back from Chelsea this summer ( August 31); Chelsea have placed a £26m price tag on the left-back, who is attracting interest from Inter Milan (August 26).
Tiemoue Bakayoko – Chelsea midfielder Bakayoko has edged closer to a move to AC Milan but is also being monitored by Crystal Palace (September 8); AC Milan are in talks over bringing the Chelsea midfielder back to the San Siro (August 12); Chelsea are ready to slash their asking price for the unwanted midfielder to £20m ( 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 ( August 4).
Chelsea open to offers for third of first-team squad
Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso – Ahead of a shake-up of Chelsea’s defence, Frank Lampard has put several defenders up for sale ( 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 ( Aug 7); Lampard could also raise funds by finding a buyer for the Italy midfielder Jorginho (August 4).
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 ( July 15).
The latest Chelsea contract talk…
Conor Gallagher – Chelsea are to hold talks over a new contract for highly-rated Gallagher amid interest from Premier League clubs (July 19)
Antonio Rudiger – The centre-back is facing an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea yet to offer him a new contract ( July 17); Chelsea are said to be weighing up centre-back target before offering Rudiger, or Andreas Christensen, new deals (July 18).
Latest Chelsea news
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. (June 16).