So far, only Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Bettinelli have been our signings this summer
The transfer window shuts at 23.00 UK time on Tuesday, August 31, and Chelsea have some unfinished business to attend to before the deadline.
Here are the potential INs and OUTs in Chelsea book before the summer transfer window shuts close;
Tiemoue Bakayoko – is on the verge of a move to AC Milan and it’s expected to be announced in the coming hours. He’ll extend his deal with the Blues before joining the Italian side.
Dujon Sterling – will make a temporary switch to Blackpool very soon, too.
Malang Sarr – could head out to Bologna, Everton, or Lyon on loan. Danny Drinkwater could follow Baba Rahman to Reading.
Ross Barkley – is another player who is likely to leave Chelsea as Tuchel does not seem to rate the midfielder. However, there have been no recent rumors about clubs interested in him. The same applies to Lewis Baker.
Meanwhile, Newcastle are interested in Ethan Ampadu but the Welshman could stay, especially if the Kounde deal collapses.
Calum Hudson-Odoi – is an interesting case. On one hand, Tuchel is keen to keep him at Chelsea, but a loan move to Dortmund could help CHO unleash his potential. Expect some movement here.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – is back in the squad after recovering from Covid-19. He is told that his game time will be limited this season, so AS Roma and Napoli could push for a loan deal for the midfielder.
The Blues have paused Jules Kounde negotiations after Sevilla moved the goalposts and increased the asking price by €15m.
Moreover, the player seems to be unhappy with that and is reportedly pushing for a move. There will surely be a few twists and turns in this transfer saga before the window closes.
If they don’t sign him this summer, the Blues might revisit their interest in the defender in January or next summer.
Another position Chelsea need reinforcements at is midfield. Saul Niguez, Declan Rice and Aurélien Tchouaméni have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
However, it appears as if the Blues have put the search for a midfielder on hold as they are content with the existing options, especially considering the fifth-choice center-back Chalobah can play in the middle of the park.