Chelsea transfer news and rumours

The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Chelsea – and those who could leave the club.

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The latest players linked with a move to Chelsea…

Achraf Hakimi – Chelsea are keen on signing Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi this summer but face competition from Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, where he is currently on a two-year loan deal (Diario Sport, April 5)

Philippe Coutinho – Manchester United are reportedly leading a host of Premier League clubs in the race to sign the Brazilian from Barcelona this summer as well as Leicester, Tottenham and Chelsea (Daily Mail, April 1); Chelsea are in negotiations with Coutinho over a summer transfer (The Sun, April 4)

Angel Gomes – Manchester United youngster Gomes has hinted he will snub interest from Chelsea to sign a new deal at Old Trafford (Daily Mirror, April 4)

Samuel Umtiti – Arsenal and Chelsea are both reportedly “very interested” in signing Umtiti this summer (Daily Mirror, April 1); Barcelona are expecting Arsenal and Chelsea both to make bids in excess of £26m for the defender (Daily Express, April 3)

Other players recently linked with a move to Stamford Bridge…

  • Manuel Neuer (Daily Mail, March 31)
  • Nick Pope (Football.London, March 30)
  • Gabriel Magalhaes (Daily Express, March 30)
  • Nicolas Tagliafico (Daily Express, March 25)
  • Marc Cucurella – Chelsea have set their sights on the Getafe full-back (Diario Sport, March 25)
  • Alex Telles (The Sun, March 17; Diario Sport, March 25; O Record, April 2)
  • Ben Chilwell (Daily Mirror, March 24)
  • Declan Rice (Sky Sports News, March 23)
  • Jadon Sancho(Daily Mail, March 21; Daily Mirror, April 1;The Sun, April 5)
  • Luka Jovic (Daily Star, March 21)
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Daily Express, March 20)
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma (Evening Standard, March 18; Sunday Express, March 29)
  • Moussa Dembele (The Athletic, March 16; Daily Mail, March 17; Daily Express, March 20)
  • Jude Bellingham (The Sun, March 16; Daily Mail, March 29)
  • Lautaro Martinez (Sport, March 16; Daily Star, March 18)
  • Miralem Pjanic (Daily Star, March 18; Corriere dello Sport, March 20)

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The latest players linked with a Chelsea exit…

Willian – The Brazilian has decided to leave Stamford Bridge and is said to be considering moves to Manchester United and Arsenal (Le10Sport, March 9); The Brazilian would prefer to stay in the Premier League if he quits Chelsea, putting Arsenal and Tottenham on alert (The Sun, March 31)

Olivier Giroud – The French striker is ‘convinced’ about leaving the club when his contract expires this summer, with Inter Milan and Lazio both still keen him (Tuttosport, March 25)

Emerson Palmieri – has been urged to return to Serie A and stake a claim for Italy’s European Championship squad by national boss Roberto Mancini. “As for the full-backs, we knew Adam Masina, although he disappeared from the radar a bit after his move to Watford,” the former Man City boss said. “Luca Pellegrini already spent time with the senior squad and can improve. It would be nice if Emerson Palmieri, who hasn’t played much for Chelsea, could come and play in Italy.” (Gazzetta dello Sport, March 24)

Jorginho – Juventus are prepared to use Miralem Pjanic as they look to lure Jorginho away from Chelsea (Corriere dello Sport, March 20)

Ethan Ampadu – Chelsea could face a struggle to hold on to the 19-year-old if AC Milan hire Ralf Rangnick as their new sporting director (Daily Express, March 18)

The latest Chelsea contract talk…

Willian – Chelsea have told the Brazilian forward it is “impossible” for him to secure a new three-year deal in west London. (Daily Mirror, April 3)

Perdo – Roma could turn to the Chelsea winger after they had two bids for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the last one of around £10m, turned down by Arsenal (Daily Express, April 3)

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