Chelsea transfer news and rumours
Edouard Mendy has joined but Antonio Rudiger may be departing...
Last Updated: 25/09/20 7:47am
The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Chelsea - and those who could leave the club.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger's future is likely to be resolved in the final week of the transfer window.
Rudiger is said to be relaxed about his situation but accepts he needs to be playing first-team football to secure his place in Germany's squad for next summer's European Championships.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said there "could be movement" when asked about Rudiger's future following the League Cup win over Barnsley.
Rudiger was left of Chelsea's 18-man squad for the second match in succession.
The latest players linked with a move to Chelsea…
Declan Rice - Rice reportedly wants to join Chelsea before the transfer window shuts and is pushing to force through a move (Daily Mirror, September 25); Chelsea are plotting a transfer swoop for the England midfielder to finish off their summer spending spree (The Sun, September 19); Chelsea are set to launch an audacious bid to sign Rice from West Ham, 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).
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).
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Confirmed Chelsea signings
Edouard Mendy - Chelsea have signed the Rennes goalkeeper for £22m
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 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 Chelsea exit...
Jorginho - Chelsea's Jorginho is one of a number of midfielders Arsenal are interested in (Sky Sports, September 24)
Ross Barkley - Aston Villa's head coach Dean Smith is weighing up a bid to sign Chelsea's Barkley on loan (Daily Telegraph, September 24)
Antonio Rudiger - Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger's future likely to be resolved in the final week of the transfer window (Sky Sports, September 24); Rudiger is set to leave Chelsea before the transfer window shuts after being left out of Frank Lampard's squad for a second game in succession (Daily Telegraph, September 24); Lampard has opened the door to the Germany international leave Chelsea (Guardian, September 23); The Chelsea defender is considering his future at the club (Sky Sports, September 21).
Callum Hudson-Odoi - Frank Lampard has opened the door for the winger to leave the club after admitting he will look to trim his squad before the window shuts (Guardian, September 23); Bayern Munich have revived their interest in Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi (Sky Sports, September 15).
Fikayo Tomori - Chelsea may let the defender 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 (Sky Sports, September 9)
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 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 (Sky Sports, September 10); Inter want to sign the midfielder (Sky Sports, September 10)
Olivier Giroud - Giroud is expected to be on Juventus' radar if they fail to sign striker targets Edin Dzeko and Luis Suarez (Sky Sports, 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 are ready to send gaffe-prone Arrizabalaga out on loan - after landing Rennes 'keeper Edouard Mendy as their new first-choice (The Sun, September 25); Chelsea could scrap their plans to offload Kepa this summer as they favour 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-favour 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 - PSG are in talks to sign French Chelsea man Bakayoko (Sky Sports, September 25); 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 defence, Frank Lampard has put several defenders up for sale (The Times, 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 (Daily Star, 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 (Daily Mail, July 19)
Antonio Rudiger - The centre-back is facing an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea yet to offer him a new contract (Daily Mail, July 17); Chelsea are said to be weighing up centre-back target before offering Rudiger, or Andreas Christensen, new deals (Goal, July 18).
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. (Mirror, June 16).
Confirmed Chelsea departures
Willian - Arsenal have completed the signing of Willian on a three-year deal (August 14).
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 summer transfer window will run for 10 weeks from July 27 and close at 11pm on October 5. A domestic-only window for trades between the Premier League and EFL then runs from October 5 and closes on Friday October 16 at 5pm. Follow all the news and analysis on Sky Sports News and across Sky Sports' digital platforms.