After an almost 2-month long saga, Chelsea finally parted ways with Antonio Conte last week and confirmed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager. The Italian took charge of his first training session this week with a depleted squad and is very much in the market to restrengthen the Blues before the start of the 2018-2019 Premier League season.
After winning the Premier League in the 2016-2017 season, Chelsea endured a disappointing campaign last season finishing in 5th position outside the Champions League places, which is only going to make it harder for them to recruit new players this summer. There is also a lot of interest from foreign clubs vis-a-vis some of the top Chelsea stars, like Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois. The club made their first signing of the summer last week when they signed Jorginho from Napoli for a fee in the region of €60m. In this article, we look at the latest Chelsea FC Transfer News, along with all the Chelsea transfer rumours that have dominated the newspapers across Europe in the past 24 hours.
Chelsea Latest Transfer News – Bakayoko could be the first one out of the exit door at Chelsea
Chelsea FC Latest News suggests that the first person Sarri will be looking to offload from the Blues squad this summer could be the former Monaco player Tiemoue Bakayoko, who played quite a bit of football at Stamford Bridge during the second half of the campaign.
Bakayoko was one of the first players to be brought in at Chelsea by Antonio Conte, but now with the arrival of Sarri, it looks like his time in London might be coming to an end. Bakayoko was brought in to replace Nemanja Matic, who joined Manchester United last summer but the Frenchman didn’t really do enough to become a permanent part of the Chelsea team, much of that could do with the injuries he suffered at Monaco.
As per Chelsea FC Latest Transfer News, Sarri doesn’t see Bakayoko fitting into his plans next season and is willing to sell him if he can find an able replacement.
Chelsea Transfer Rumours – Gary Cahill could be a Red Devil by the time 2018-2019 season starts
Daniele Rugani has been on Chelsea’s radar all summer, however, the club are looking everywhere to find a central defensive option that can strengthen a defence which surprisingly looked fragile last season. If Chelsea do bring in a central-defender this summer, one player who could be forced to find new employers is former England captain Gary Cahill.
As per latest Chelsea FC Transfer Rumours, Cahill could be moving away from Chelsea this summer after joining them in the summer of 2012. Over the last 24 hours, Chelsea Football Transfer News has seen Cahill being heavily linked with Manchester United, who are themselves looking for a central defensive option.
Chelsea FC Latest News – Courtois moving close to Real Madrid
Thibaut Courtois moving close to Real Madrid is one Chelsea FC Transfer News that is unlikely to die anytime soon. As per Chelsea FC Latest Transfer News, Real Madrid have made a formal offer to Chelsea this week in the region of around €35m and are awaiting the response from Roman Abramovich and his team.
It is no secret that the 2017-2018 Champions League winners are looking for a new goalkeeper this summer and after Courtois impressive World Cup campaign, they believe that with a little push they can get Chelsea to sell their star man. Chelsea Latest News suggests that Sarri and his team are already looking at replacements for the Belgian shot-stopper and have identified Petr Cech and Kasper Schmeichel as the two players who could replace Courtois between the sticks at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea Transfer Update – Aleksandr Golovin move to Chelsea inching closer
Aleksandr Golovin was one of the stand out players from Russia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He scored only 1 goal and assisted another but overall he was a key player for the Russia team that defied all odds and went till the quarter-finals. Ever since Russia’s opening fixture against Saudi Arabia, Golovin has become a transfer target for some of the biggest clubs in Europe. From Juventus, Real Madrid to Chelsea, everyone monitored Golovin’s performance throughout the World Cup.
As per the latest Chelsea Football Transfer News, the Blues are understood to be frontrunners for the Russian after reports emerged this week that he had given the Chelsea management a green signal to go ahead and negotiate with his club CSKA Moscow. If everything goes as per plans, Golovin could become a Chelsea player in the coming few days, which will be a big boost for Chelsea going into what will be their toughest season in recent years.
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