So far, Chelsea have only completed a loan deal for Billy Gilmour to Norwich while Victor Moses and Fikayo Tomori have also departed the club on permanent deals.
Moreover, the transfer window would still be open for at least a month further from now, so the Blues have some time to finalize some of their lingering deals. As the case may be, however, we bring to you the latest weekly transfer update from Stamford Bridge so far.
Sources have confirmed that the Borussia Dortmund superstar is the main target for Chelsea and Roman Abramovich himself this summer.
But since Dortmund confirmed reaching an agreement with Man United for Sancho for around £73m, they probably don’t feel the pressure to sell their other star too, which is why they might only agree to a record-breaking deal. Although that doesn’t sound like Roman Abramovich can’t afford to make the deal happen.
According to the reliable Matt Law, Declan Rice has rejected 2 new contract offers at West Ham as he is waiting for Chelsea or Manchester United to ‘firm up their interest’.
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel is reportedly a fan of the player. However, no official bid has been sent in yet for Rice, and any transfer will not be cheap either.
Top journalist in Fabrizio Romano has claimed that the Blues have already made an enquiry about Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez as an alternative to Declan Rice this summer.
On the other hand, the Times claims that the La Liga side values their player at around £60m.
As per German sources, Petr Cech is driving Chelsea’s interest in Werder Bremen goalkeeper and his compatriot Jiri Pavlenka.
Moreover, if the 29-year-old is really considered by the Blues, it’s unlikely to be for the starting role after his club were relegated from the Bundesliga last season.
Earlier before now, Bild’s Christian Falk reported that Raphael Varane will be Chelsea’s top center-back target, though, no reliable news has come out of the Blues’ supposed pursuit of the player so far.
Chelsea might well be still interested in the center-back but Manchester United appears to be a clear front-runner in the race as they are reportedly in direct talks with both Real Madrid and the player himself.