Premier league news Chelsea transfer news and rumours recap: Havertz deal close, Chilwell latest Last spor news
MetiNews.Com - Live updates throughout the day as Chelsea gear up for a busy summer summer of transfer activity, with Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz believed to be the next arrival at Stamford Bridge
Breaking News ! Hello and welcome along to football.london's dedicated Chelsea transfer blog, which keeps you right up to date with all the very latest transfer news and gossip from Stamford Bridge. After securing a top-four finish in the Premier League last Sunday with a 2-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Blues will be looking to lay their hands on the FA Cup when they face Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday evening. Beyond that, though, Chelsea will be looking ahead to building a team capable of competing for the Premier League title next season by making some big-money signings in the transfer market. The Blues have already secured the services of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Germany international Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, with attacking-midfielder Kai Havertz thought to be the next arrival in West London. As well as working tirelessly to tie up a deal for the Germany international, Chelsea are continuing to be linked with whole host of other names, including Manchester United shot-stopper Dean Henderson, Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid, Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli, Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell and Brentford star Said Benrahma. With that in mind, make sure you stay with us throughout the day as we keep you right up to date with all the very latest Chelsea-related transfer news.16:24FA Cup final coverageThat is all from us today. But head over to our live FA Cup blog HERE to follow all action from Wembley. 15:38David ByromBosz teases Havertz dealBayer Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz says he knows what Kai Havertz wants to do."I talk to Kai a lot and try to feel what all this does to him. For example, these daily rumours about transfers," he told Deutschen Presse-Agentur ."I keep finding that Kai is handling all of this very well. I don't think he will stop playing at 29."Yes, I know what he wants to do, but of course I'm not going to give it away, it's up to him."14:37David ByromAbramovich backed to complete Havertz dealAvram Grant says Chelsea will complete the Kai Havertz deal if Roman Abramovich wants to.Talking about the Blues' perceived lack of spending recently, former Chelsea boss Grant said it was due to using the academy."Abramovich didn't have a problem with money before! When he wants something, he buys it," Grant told Stats Perform News."He doesn't do things to save money. Whether they have more or less money, I don't think it's important."What I think is important is that they started to use the academy. They spent so much money on it and they didn't give anyone a chance."13:26David ByromKoulibaly updateNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has given a transfer update over Chelsea-linked KalidouKoulibaly.“Kalidou is a wonderful person and of course it’d be sad to lose him,” the Napoli chief told Sky Italia in his most recent update.“Everything has a time and a place, even when it comes to going our separate ways.“Having said that, we don’t have €90m (£81m) on the table and in any case, it takes two to separate.”12:07David ByromBayern outline Alaba planBayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said he is confident that David Alaba will sign a new deal at the club despite links to Chelsea."First of all, I have to say about David that he had a great season," Rummenigge told Sky Germany."It was born out of necessity that he had to play at centre-back because we had several injuries, and then Hansi Flick put him in this position.
. We haven't had a 'chief' in defence for some time now, one who really takes the reins in hand and sets the tone there and simply acts as the head of the defensive unit - he did that""This has been seen especially in these coronavirus times. In these empty stadiums, his instructions showed how well he organised it at the back. Even with his style of play he is a very, very important player for us, we don't need to talk about that."I am nevertheless optimistic that at the end of the day we will find a solution that David will even end his career here."11:13David ByromPundit on OblakJermaine Jenas says the only way Chelsea will get rid of Kepa is if they are able to bring in a player of Jan Oblak's quality.The former England midfielder says he does not expect that to happen but admitted that not much surprises him in football these days."You're going to see Jan Oblak turn up at Chelsea or something like that, otherwise they're going to have to sit still with what they've got," Jenas told BBC Radio 5 Live."They're already spending a lot of money and I don't see them being able to get Oblak out of his contract at Atletico Madrid."We're talking £110m to £130m to get him out of that so unless there's some form of swap deal to soften the blow a bit, I don't see that happening."We've seen a lot of surprises in the past and it wouldn't shock me."10:07David ByromGallagher linked abroadThe Sun claim a trio of German clubs will look to sign Conor Gallagher on loan after his impressive performances in the Championship.Gallagher spent this season on loan at Charlton Athletic and Swansea City and admits he would be open to extending his spell at the Swans.Yet Schalke 04, Mainz 05 and Arminia Bielefield are all interested in giving the midfielder a taste of German football next season.09:17David ByromLeeds rival Blues for BenrahmaBrentford star Said Benrahma has been linked with a move to Elland Road (Image: Alex Burstow/Getty Images)The Athletic claim that Leeds United are keen on Brentford star Said Benrahma.Chelsea have long been linked with the winger, who has enjoyed a fantastic season in the Championship.Benrahma could well be available cheaply should Brentford fail to win promotion to the Premier League.The 24-year-old has previously said he is flattered by speculation linking him to Stamford Bridge but that his focus is with the Bees.08:33David ByromTrio of players lined up after Havertz dealESPN report that the Blues will target three more players once a deal for Kai Havertz is over the line.Havertz is Frank Lampard's number one target, with Marina Granovskaia continuing negotiations with Bayer Leverkusen.Yet Havertz is not the only player on the Blues' radar and, once a deal for the attacking midfielder has been wrapped up, there are three other players that the Stamford Bridge hierarchy will move swiftly onto.Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez, Leicester City's Ben Chilwell and Jan Oblak are also being eyed up by Chelsea.Alternatives to Chilwell include Everton's Lucas Digne and Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico.Another Ajax player, Andre Onana, is on the Blues' radar should Oblak not move.08:11David ByromAlaba latestThe Telegraph report that Man City have joined Chelsea in keeping tabs on David Alaba.Alaba is in the final year of his contract at Bayern Munich and his future remains unclear.The 28-year-old has also been linked with Barcelona and PSG.His versatility - he can play at full-back, centre-back and in midfield - would make him a key player for plenty of clubs.
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