Despite Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali’s move in January. Chelsea transfer news ahead of next season looks very interesting and amazing.
The West London club are hell-bent on completely restructuring their squad. They are reportedly open to selling some of their first-team players.
Meanwhile, the summer’s transfer window in the Premier League starts on June 14, 2023, and ends on September 1. That’s enough time for Chelsea to rebuild.
Of course, Mauricio Pochettino has officially been announced as the new head coach. As a result, the Argentine coach wants to reduce the number of players in the squad.
Graham Potter dealt with 33 first-team players. However, the former Tottenham boss wants to reduce it to something around 25 or 20 for smooth running.
Chelsea are open to selling 12 first-team players. Meanwhile, they may end up selling close to 15 players, because they want to sign some new players.
According to several reports, the Blues are expected to sign midfielders, a goalkeeper, and a striker. So as to be able to perform amazingly in the next campaign.
The West London club have many brilliant and talented players on loan. However, they are all expected to be back for pre-season, working under Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine manager loves playing young players. As a result, it’s most likely to give many youngsters playing time next season, particularly Levi Colwill.
All the fans have to stay updated as regards Chelsea transfer news in the summer. They wouldn’t want to settle for less in the Premier League next season.
There will be no European competitions for the West London club next season. However, they will be playing in the Premier League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup.
Therefore, they are most likely to lift a trophy in the 2023-2024 campaign. Because they won’t be playing too many games in all competitions.
Here are Chelsea transfer news so far ahead of the summer
Kai Havertz’s future at Stamford Bridge
The German attacking midfielder is now heavily linked to Real Madrid. Los Blancos are very interested in bringing him to Santiago Bernabéu.
The La Liga wants Kai Havertz to reinforce their attack. And it doesn’t depend on Karim Benzema, they want the German international regardless of the Frenchman.
Real Madrid reportedly have many strikers on their list. However, the Blues player is leading the race, because of his versatility on the pitch.
Amazingly, Chelsea are open to discussing his departure. They reportedly don’t want a loan, they want a reasonable amount of money to let him leave Stamford Bridge.
According to several reports, Real Madrid are planning to meet Chelsea next week. So as to discuss Kai Havertz’s possible move to Stamford Bridge.
It’s confirmed that Florentino Perez is a big fan of Havertz. Because of his displays against Los Blancos in the UEFA Champions League.
Also, Carlo Ancelotti appreciates him because he can play literally every available position up front. The German attacker may leave the Blues.
Good news on Manuel Ugarte’s potential move to Chelsea
The West London club are still pushing forward to bring the 22-year-old Uruguayan to Stamford Bridge. Despite Paris Saint-Germain’s rivalry.
It’s confirmed that the Uruguay international loves the Blues project. And he wants to continue his professional football career in the Premier League.
Chelsea (€3 million) recently offered a salary lower than what Paris Saint-Germain (€5 million) offers. As a result, the 22-year-old Uruguayan is reportedly in a dilemma.
Surprisingly, it’s now reported that the West London club has increased their offer. They are now offering €3.5 million for the 22-year-old Uruguayan.
Also, the salary comes with various performance-based incentives and bonuses. Of course, Manuel Ugarte is most likely to arrive at Stamford Bridge.
Regardless of his decision, the 22-year-old Uruguayan is expected to consider the Blues offer. €3.5 million is quite close to what the Parisians are offering.
What about Moisés Caicedo’s move to Chelsea?
The Seagulls all-around midfielder remains a priority for many Premier League clubs. As a result, getting his signature looks very competitive in the summer.
Despite the fact that Manuel Ugarte is close to joining the West London club. They are still heavily interested in Moisés Caicedo, and want to rebuild the midfield.
Brighton Albion’s manager, Roberto De Zerbi, has already confirmed on the Ecuadorian youngster. Saying, he will leave if a good offer arrives in the summer.
However, the Seagulls want something around £80 million for Moisés Caicedo. Nevertheless, it’s reported that the Blues are expected to sign him.
In other words, Chelsea also have Manu Koné on their radar. As regards rebuilding the midfield. But Caicedo and Ugarte keep leading the race.
Reportedly, the West London club would soon start negotiations with Brighton Albion for Moisés Caicedo. That sounds like good news.
Source: Fabrizio Romano
Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante’s futures at Stamford Bridge
Obviously, the Premier League side are preoccupied with rebuilding their midfield. Jorginho has already left for Arsenal, so others may also leave this summer.
N’Golo Kante’s future at Chelsea remains uncertain. His contract extension talks is reportedly currently on hold. As a result, he may not stay with the Blues family.
Therefore, the Frenchman has already received many proposals for Saudi Arabian clubs. They want to sign the French all-around midfielder.
Kante recently closed to extending his stay at Stamford Bridge. However, his last injury literally put the negotiations on hold, making his future iffy.
In addition, Mateo Kovacic is technically on the verge of joining Manchester City. Pep Guardiola desires to have him in his midfield next season.
Chelsea have already granted the Citizens permission to talk to the Croatian international. Which means the midfielder may also leave the club this summer.
Despite the rivalry between Chelsea and Manchester City. The Blues are open to letting him join Pep Guardiola’s troops at the Etihad.
Meanwhile, the West London club wants a fee in the region of £35 million for Mateo Kovacic. They won’t stand in his way to join the Citizens.
Chelsea transfer news as regards André Onana of Inter Milan
One of the Blues plans for next season is to sign a new goalkeeper. Of course, Édouard Mendy is already linked with a possible move to Tottenham.
Mauricio Pochettino is expected to keep Kepa Arrizabalaga. Because of his shot-stopping and passing abilities, having watched him in 2022-2023.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are reportedly serious about signing André Onana. And they are most likely to come forward with an offer that Inter Milan won’t be able to reject.
At the same time, the West London club have many goalkeepers on their radar. They have reportedly sent scouts to watch Giorgi Mamardashvili of Valencia.
Also, David Raya of Brentford and Gregor Kobel of Borussia Dortmund are on the list. The Argentine gaffer usually desires a ball-playing goalkeeper.
Before the summer transfer window ends on September 1st. Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali are most likely to approach Inter Milan for André Onana.
Source: Inter Live
Chelsea position on Rasmus Højlund of Atalanta
The 20-year-old Danish striker is highly appreciated by the West London club. Apparently, they are expected to sign a new No.9 next campaign.
Reportedly, Chelsea recently sent their scouts to watch and follow up on Rasmus Højlund. They are currently linked to the Danish international.
It’s confirmed that Atalanta wants to keep the 20-year-old forward. However, the player himself desires to leave if an important bid arrives.
On the contrary, Manchester United also sent their scouts to watch the player. As a result, the Blues may get into competition with the Red Devils in the summer.
Rasmus Højlund confirmed that he’s a Manchester United fan. Nevertheless, he wouldn’t turn down the Blues offer, if they really wanted to sign him.
Source: Fabrizio Romano
Trevoh Chalobah’s future at Chelsea
The Englishman’s future at Stamford Bridge also remains uncertain. Because Mauricio Pochettino usually plays the 4-at-the-back formation.
Levi Colwill will stay with the first-team next season. Also, the Blues have Benoit Badiashile and Malo Gusto. So, the player may find it difficult to play enough games.
Speaking of Chelsea transfer news, Inter Milan are pushing hard to sign Trevoh Chalobah. The Serie A side appreciates the English centre-back.
Inter Milan are ready to pay a fee of £25 million to sign Trevoh Chalobah. Frankly, the West London club are most likely to lose some homegrown players.
Regardless, Chalobah wants to reportedly meet Mauricio Pochettino. He wants to know, if he has a chance of playing regularly under him next season.
The Englishman desires to stay and succeed at Chelsea. However, he will leave if the Argentine gaffer makes it clear that he will play fewer games.
Source: Evening Standard
Chelsea transfer news on Elye Wahi
Still on the search for a new striker in the summer transfer window. The West London club are also linked to the 20-year-old Frenchman.
Chelsea are reportedly pushing hard to sign Elye Wahi from Montpellier. They want to avoid competition from other European clubs next season.
Arsenal are also linked with the 20-year-old French forward. Nevertheless, the Blues believe they can offer something more lucrative than the Gunners.
Regardless, Chelsea are still keeping tabs on Dušan Vlahović situation at Juventus. The Blues appreciate the Serbian striker ahead of next campaign.
Mason Mount close to joining Manchester United
The Englishman has now rejected three offers from Chelsea. He’s reportedly hell-bent on leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United have now opened talks with Chelsea over the signing of Mason Mount. And the Blues value him at £70 million, considering his ability as a midfielder.
It’s confirmed that the West London club are ready to make Mount one of the club’s top earners. However, there’s been no breakthrough yet as regards the contract extension talks.
Despite Manchester United’s fervent interest in the Englishman. Chelsea would resume negotiations with his camp in June, as they don’t want to lose him.
Source: The Times
Chelsea linked with Adama Bojang
As regards the Blues pursuit of a new central-forward next campaign. They continue to keep tabs on many young strikers in the world of football.
Chelsea are reportedly linked with Adama Bojang. The 19-year-old Gambia international is attracting interest from many European teams.
Other Premier League clubs, like Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton, are monitoring the youngest. However, the Blues are leading the race.
Since Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali are planning for the future. Adama Bojang may join the West London club in the summer transfer window.
Source: Evening Standard