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Chelsea transfer news and rumours: January transfer window 2022

Transfer news, rumours and gossip from Stamford Bridge; January transfer window runs from January 1 to 31

Leeds United's Raphinha celebrates scoring the opening goal
Image: Leeds United's Raphinha has emerged as a summer target for Chelsea

Wrapping up the Chelsea transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 January window.

Who have Chelsea been linked with?

Chelsea have reportedly registered an interest in signing Leeds United forward Raphinha, but a deal will not happen until the summer (Daily Mail, January 31)

Chelsea will return to Sevilla with an offer for defender Jules Kounde but any deal will almost certainly have to wait until the summer (The Sun, January 31)

Chelsea and Manchester City have each been dealt a blow to their transfer plans after Real Madrid stepped up their efforts to land Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni and teenage sensation Endrick (Daily Mirror, January 28); Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City will try to sign Endrick when he turns 16 in July (Sky Sports News, January 25).

Manchester United and Chelsea are on red alert after reports in Spain hinted that Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has turned down the offer of a new contract beyond 2023 (The Sun, January 27).

Defender Niklas Sule, who has been linked with Chelsea and Newcastle, has rejected a further contract offer from Bayern Munich and has opened talks with an "unnamed club" (The Sun, January 27)

Chelsea are eyeing up a move for Stuttgart full-back Borna Sosa. The Blues are looking at doing a deal that would bring the player to Stamford Bridge in the summer, with the 24-year-old said to be valued in the region of £25m (Sky Germany, January 24)

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Stuttgart's Borna Sosa has been linked with a move to Chelsea
Image: Stuttgart's Borna Sosa has been linked with a move to Chelsea

Chelsea are facing issues in their attempts to bring Emerson Palmieri back from Lyon. The Ligue 1 club have turned down a £3.35m offer from the Blues to cut short the loan of the Italian, with Thomas Tuchel said to be keen to strengthen his options at left-back following the injury to Ben Chilwell (Fabrizio Romano, January 24); Chelsea are now in talks with Lyon about bringing Emerson Palmieri back to Stamford Bridge to provide cover for the injured Ben Chilwell (Daily Mail, January 11)

Chelsea are among a multitude of clubs considering a move for Barcelona outcast Ousmane Dembele (The Sun, January 20).

Ousmane Dembele
Image: Ousmane Dembele has been told to leave Barcelona

Chelsea are showing interest in a third Barcelona player, with midfielder Gavi joining Frenkie de Jong and Sergino Dest on their list of potential targets (Daily Mail, January 20).

Chelsea are among the Premier League clubs interested in signing Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic. Arsenal and Tottenham are also thought to be monitoring the Croatia international, whose contract expires at the end of the season (Daily Mirror, January 15).

Chelsea are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain left-back Laywin Kurzawa on loan as they look for cover for the injured Ben Chilwell (Sky Sports, January 16).

Chelsea have revived their interest in Sevilla defender Jules Kounde and are also looking at fellow Frenchmen Presnel Kimpembe and Aurelien Tchouameni (The Sun, January 13).

The latest players linked with a Chelsea exit

Cesar Azpilicueta was part of another Chelsea clean sheet
Image: Cesar Azpilicueta is out of contract in the summer

Southampton have held talks about signing Chelsea midfielder Tino Anjorin. He's been on loan at Lokomotiv Moscow (Sky Sports News, January 28); Southampton are interested in a move for Chelsea kid Anjorin and would like to make Armando Broja's loan permanent - but more likely in the summer than this window (The Sun, January 28).

Cesar Azpilicueta wants to stay at Chelsea but he's out of contract in the summer and club policy is to only give one-year extensions to older players. The club captain is 32 and could be offered a long-term deal by Barcelona in the summer (Sky Sports News, January 28); Azpilicueta's demands for a three-year contract are proving to be the stumbling block in his negotiations with Chelsea (Daily Telegraph, January 27); Azpilicueta will not make a definitive decision on his Chelsea future until he meets with the club after the international break (Daily Mail, January 26); Azpilicueta wants to end his career at Stamford Bridge but is yet to be offered terms beyond the end of the season (Daily Mail, January 20).

Christian Pulisic has become the latest player to open up on his struggles at Chelsea after a tough season (Daily Mail, January 27).

Antonio Rudiger says his "family feel great in London" as the defender continues contract talks with Chelsea, with his current deal expiring this summer (Sky Sports, January 21); Chelsea are set to renew their efforts to sign Antonio Rudiger to a new contract after a previous £140,000-per-week offer was rejected (Daily Mail, January 14); Barcelona are monitoring Rudiger's contract situation, with the Chelsea defender now able to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs after entering the final six months of his deal (Sky Sports, January 6); Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus have all opened talks with Rudiger's representatives over a pre-contract agreement this month (Sky Sports, January 3).

Antonio Rudiger
Image: Can Chelsea keep hold of Antonio Rudiger?

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, according to reports (Daily Mirror, January 10).

Chelsea are not planning to turn their loan deal with Atletico Madrid for midfielder Saul Niguez into a permanent move in the summer (The Sun, January 8); Saul fears he is caught in a trap at Chelsea as his dream loan move turns into a nightmare (The Sun, December 3).

Borussia Dortmund have made Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen their No 1 target (The Sun, January 14); Barcelona are interested in signing Christensen, with the defender yet to commit to a new contract at Chelsea (Daily Mail, January 4); Thomas Tuchel has issued Christensen with an ultimatum to sign the contract that Chelsea have twice thought they had agreed (Daily Telegraph, December 1).

Midfielders Hakim Ziyech, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley could all be sold by Chelsea in January as they look to secure funds to strengthen other areas of their squad (The Sun, January 2).

Chelsea contract news

Thiago Silva has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at Chelsea until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Chelsea are set to offer goalkeeper Edouard Mendy a bumper new contract which will see him pocket £100,000 per week (The Sun, December 4).

Confirmed Chelsea signings

Dylan Williams - Derby, undisclosed

Confirmed Chelsea departures

Jamie Cumming - MK Dons, loan

Lewis Baker - Stoke, free

Juan Castillo - Charlton, loan

Tariq Uwakwe - Crewe, free

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The clock is ticking. Who will be on the move before the transfer window closes at 11pm on Monday January 31?

Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports' digital platforms. You can also catch up with the ins, outs and analysis on Sky Sports News.

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