All the latest Chelsea transfer news and rumours in football.
With the summer transfer window now open, you can expect plenty of business from the Blues between now and the start of September.
Chelsea are looking to revamp their squad with several incomings to make up for those on their way out of Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Rudiger signed for Real Madrid recently, and Andreas Christensen looks to be Barcelona-bound, with Chelsea losing two key central defenders.
Thomas Tuchel is set to be given full control of transfer activity over the next few months, and the Blues’ head coach has a big job on his hands.
There are set to be plenty more outgoings from Stamford Bridge as well.
The speculation over Romelu Lukaku’s future refuses to go away with the Belgian looking to leave Chelsea this summer.
Today we will hear plenty more on Lukaku, as well as other Chelsea-related transfer news.
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11:29Danyal Khan.Arsenal bid for Chelsea target Jesus.
Happy about these negotiations at the moment which will be helpful to Chelsea.
10:53Danyal Khan.No Dumfries for Lukaku according to Italian reports.
That’s due to the fact that ‘the possibility of a Chelsea discount also passes through a possible external agreement’, but we are some way off that.
10:15Danyal Khan.Six fixtures that will define Chelsea 2022/23 Premier League season under Thomas Tuchel.
The 2022/23 Premier League season is going to be one like no other.
It makes the campaign incredibly difficult to predict – and almost certainly harder for Thomas Tuchel and his coaching staff at Chelsea to plan for.
The release of the full fixture list does enable that process to begin.
Naturally, plenty will change as the season gets into full swing with form, injuries, and plenty more impacting Tuchel’s side and selection decisions.
After the 2021/22 campaign wrapped, Tuchel spoke of the need to rebuild his Chelsea squad. That process hasn’t yet begun in earnest, no surprise given the multi-billion pound takeover of the club by the consortium led by Todd Boehly was completed less than three weeks ago.
09:21Danyal Khan.Premier League opening weekend TV fixtures confirmed as Arsenal and Chelsea selected.
Another side looking for revenge in their opening fixture will be Chelsea and Tuchel who travel to Merseyside to face off against Frank Lampard and his Everton side, who just about survived the drop in 2021/22.
Revenge is revenge and when 5:30pm comes around on August 6, the German will certainly want to get one over on his predecessor who had the first laugh in front of the Sky cameras.
08:51Danyal Khan.Premier League ball confirmed.
T-minus 10 minutes until the fixtues are out…. 08:37Danyal Khan.How World Cup will affect the 2022/23 Premier League season for Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.
Qatar 2022 is just around the corner and with that comes complications with the usual fixture calendar.
Normally, all World Cups are to be played out during the summertime, meaning that the usual club European competitions can run their usual course by being able to kick off in mid-late August.
08:04Danyal Khan.Just under an hour now till the Premier League fixtures are released…. Who will it be first up for Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea?
London understand that Chelsea have agreed a fee with Southampton for goalkeeper Eddie Beach.
The 18-year-old impressed this season on the south coast, having played a pivotal role in the Saints lifting the Under-18 Premier League South division.
London also understand that several clubs were interested in securing the shot-stopper’s signature this summer, but Chelsea won the race.
Ironically enough, Beach’s final appearance of the 2021/22 U18 Premier League campaign came against the west Londoners in a 5-2 win.
Zinedine Zidane could hand Thomas Tuchel a major blow in the summer transfer window, with the former Real Madrid boss heavily tipped to replace Mauricio Pochettino in the dugout at Paris Saint-Germain.
The report adds that the French giant’s new sporting director Luis Campos is under pressure from the club’s Qatari ownership to appoint Zidane over Nice boss Christophe Galtier.
Zidane is said to want ‘absolute control’ over recruitment in the French capital, and he already has two players in mind that he’d like to earmark the birth of a new era at the club.
One of whom, according to El Chiringuito, via Sport, is Chelsea transfer target Ousmane Dembele.
Jorginho looks set to help Thomas Tuchel find a replacement for Antonio Rudiger this summer, with the Chelsea midfielder subject to growing interest from overseas.
According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, the Old Lady are putting together a proposal for Chelsea, which could see Merih Demiral used as a makeweight in a swap deal.
The 24-year-old is reportedly set to return to Juventus this summer following an uninspired season-long loan at Atalanta.
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