Chelsea transfer news and rumours
Transfer news, rumours and gossip from Stamford Bridge
Last Updated: 04/08/20 8:33am
The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Chelsea - and those who could leave the club.
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Werner to Chelsea...
Chelsea have completed the signing of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, subject to a medical.
The latest players linked with a move to Chelsea…
Sergio Reguilon - 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)
Ben Chilwell - Chelsea will have to make Chilwell the world's most expensive defender to prise the star from Leicester (Daily Mirror, August 4); Chilwell will inform Leicester he wants to quit the club and join Chelsea, where Frank Lampard will make him first-choice left-back (Daily Mirror, July 29); Leicester's Ben Chilwell has been identified by Chelsea as the club's No 1 left-back target this summer (Sky Sports, June 5);
Nick Pope - Chelsea are stepping up their efforts to land the Burnley goalkeeper (Daily Star Sunday, August 2).
Kai Havertz - Bayern Munich have handed Chelsea a huge boost in the race to sign Havertz by confirming they will not bid for the star this summer (The Sun, August 4)
Chelsea could finally secure the signing of the Bayer Leverkusen star on Sunday, Peter Bosz has claimed (The Sun On Sunday, August 2); Havertz is pushing hard for Bayer Leverkusen to agree a deal with Chelsea before next week's Europa League match against Rangers (Sky Sports News, July 28); Chelsea are confident if signing the Bayer Leverkusen attacker after qualifying for next season's Champions League (Daily Mail, July 27);
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - The Arsenal skipper plotted a shock move to Chelsea in January but the deal collapsed due to his wage demands (Daily Mail, August 1)
David Alaba - Chelsea and Manchester City are among a number of leading clubs who are monitoring whether Alaba signs a new contract at Bayern Munich (Daily Telegraph, July 31).
Jan Oblak - Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia has opened talks with Jan Oblak's agent over a transfer (Daily Star, July 29); Manchester United and Chelsea are both keeping tabs on the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, amid the poor form of both clubs' current stoppers. (The Sun, July 25); Oblak interesting Chelsea "does not surprise" Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, who hopes the goalkeeper will stay at the club (July 15).
Ismael Bennacer - Chelsea will offer Jorginho in part exchange for the AC Milan midfielder (Daily Express, July 27)
Jose Gimenez - Chelsea have scouted Atletico Madrid defender Gimenez, with Frank Lampard due to assess his options should he choose to make changes to his central defenders this summer (Daily Telegraph, July 24).
Marc-Andre ter Stegen - Chelsea want to complete an 'impossible' deal with Barcelona for the goalkeeper, with any move potentially including a swap deal for Kepa Arrizabalaga (Daily Mail, July 22).
Alphonse Areola - The Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper has already bought a house in London as he plots his next move after the French title winners, with Chelsea chasing the Frenchman (The Sun, July 22).
Dean Henderson - Chelsea are prepared to more than double the Manchester United goalkeeper's wages to £170,000 a week in a bid to lure him from Old Trafford (Manchester Evening News, July 21). Chelsea have yet to decide whether to make a move for the Man Utd goalkeeper, currently on loan at Sheffield Utd (Sunday Express, July 19).
Declan Rice - Chelsea want to bring in Rice to add to their defensive ranks next season (Sun on Sunday, June 28); Frank Lampard has identified the West Ham midfielder as a potential defensive reinforcement (The Times, July 7).
Angel Gomes - Frank Lampard has denied Chelsea have offered a contract to former Manchester United midfielder Gomes, who became a free agent on June 30.
Other players recently linked with a move to Stamford Bridge...
- Weston McKennie (The Sun, July 12)
- Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Gazzetta dello Sport, July 7)
- Melamine Efekele (Daily Mail, July 11)
- Pau Torres (Daily Mail, July 4)
- Andre Onana (Marca, June 27; The Sun, June 11)
- Adrien Rabiot and Fernando Bernardeschi (The Sun, June 17)
- Said Benrahma (Daily Express, June 17)
- Miralem Pjanic (Daily Mail, June 16)
- Philippe Coutinho (Daily Telegraph, June 13)
- Kalidou Koulibaly (The Sun, July 11; Daily Mirror, June 9)
- Bernardeschi (Gazzetta dello Sport, June 1)
- Dayot Upamecano (Sun, June 25)
- Jesus Corona (The Sun, May 30)
- Said Benrahma (The Sun, May 28)
- Roman Burki (The Sun, May 28)
The latest players linked with a Chelsea exit...
Willian - The forward is edging closer to leaving Chelsea on a free after rejecting the club's latest attempts to persuade him to sign a new two-year deal and has held talks over a move to Arsenal (The Guardian, 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)
Jorginho - Lampard could also raise funds by finding a buyer for the Italy midfielder Jorginho (The Guardian, August 4)
Callum Hudson-Odoi - Manchester United are considering lining up a shock move for the Chelsea winger, according to reports (The Sun On Sunday, August 2)
Kepa Arrizabalaga - 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).
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).
N'Golo Kante - Midfielder Kante could reportedly be on his way out of the club, with Inter Milan 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 (The Times, June 19); Real Madrid have set their sights on Chelsea star Kante for £71m (AS, June 13).
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.
Other players linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge...
- Kurt Zouma (The Sun, July 9)
- Victor Moses (June 29)
- Emerson Palmieri (Daily Mail, July 9; Daily Express, May 16; Gazzetta dello Sport, March 24)
- Jorginho (Daily Mirror, July 7; Daily Express, May 31)
- Bakayoko (The Sun, May 28)
- Ross Barkley (Football Insider, May 26).
- Charlie Webster (Daily Telegraph, May 12)
- Ethan Ampadu (Daily Express, March 18)
The latest Chelsea contract talk…
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).
Jorginho - The midfielder's agent says they will enter talks about a contract renewal with Chelsea after there were rumours he would follow former manager Maurizio Sarri to Juventus (Calciomercato, April 22).
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).
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.