Summing up the news, rumors and gossip about Chelsea’s move in the January 2022 window.
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Chelsea plan to resume talks with Lyon in the coming days over the prospect of cutting Emerson palmieri short loan with the French club (Daily Express, January 10).
Chelsea ended her interest in Lucas Digne, with Everton’s left-back now ready to join Aston Villa (Air sports, January 9); Chelsea will step up their pursuit of Digne to bolster their defense (The sun, January 4); Chelsea stepped up their pursuit of Digne on loan for the remainder of the season, but Everton are reluctant to sanction a temporary deal (Star of the day, December 30); Digne has been linked with a move to Chelsea as Thomas Tuchel lines up a left wing replacement option for injured Ben Chilwell (The Guardian, December 29).
Chelsea reportedly ready to strike deal for AC Milan star Theo Hernandez next month (The sun, December 30).
Manchester United will have to compete with Chelsea for Wolves star Ruben Neves in January (The sun, December 27).
Barcelona is about to meet Sergino Dest and his representatives to discuss their transfer plans with Chelsea who is waiting backstage (Sunday express, January 9); Chelsea are considering £ 30million transfer to Dest (Daily Express, December 23).
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants to bring in PSG defender Presnel kimpembe to replace Antonio Rudiger at Stamford Bridge, according to reports (Daily mail, December 23).
Chelsea reportedly look to sign ex-Manchester United youngster Deji Sotona (The sun, December 22).
Mino Raiola has claimed responsibility for the rumor that Chelsea are targeting Matthijs de Ligt is open to leaving Juventus, according to reports (Daily mail, December 20).
Real Madrid flop Edenic danger is expected to reject a move in January as his wife is expecting her fifth child, reports suggest (The sun, December 21); Risk made a dramatic turnaround on his future at Real Madrid as he is now “open” to a return to Chelsea (Daily Mirror, December 16); Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is furious with Real Madrid for suing Antonio Rudiger and could now end any potential deal to be made Hazard is back at Stamford Bridge, according to reports in Spain (Daily mail, December 15).
Latest players linked to Chelsea exit
Paris Saint-Germain want to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, according to reports (Daily Mirror, January 10).
Chelsea have no plans to transform their loan deal with Atletico Madrid for the midfielder Saul Niguez in a permanent move in summer (The sun, January 8); Saul Niguez fears being trapped at Chelsea as his dream loan turns into a nightmare (Sun, December 3).
Barcelona is watching Antonio rudigerChelsea’s contractual situation, with the Chelsea defender now in a position to sign a pre-contract deal with foreign clubs after entering the final six months of his contract. Rudiger is in no rush to sign a pre-contract deal with a new club, and the Germany international is aware there could be interest from Premier League sides if he becomes a free agent this summer . (Air sports, January 6); Real Madrid are no longer in the running to sign Rudiger after talks with the Chelsea defender hit a stumbling block, according to reports in Spain (Daily mail, January 5); Juventus are interested in out of contract Rudiger but are not the favorites to land the Chelsea defender (Gianluca di Marzio, January 4).
Real, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus all started talks with Rudiger’s representatives over a pre-contract deal this month (Air sports, January 3); Real players believe Rudiger is set to join the Spanish club with a free transfer at the end of the season with Chelsea who have yet to receive encouragement for their future at Stamford Bridge (Sunday Telegraph, December 26); Chelsea are said to be under increasing pressure from Rudiger’s entourage, with a contractual deadlock threatening to run into the January transfer window (Daily Express, December 17).
Barcelona are interested in signing Andreas Christensen, the defender not yet having signed a new contract at Chelsea (Daily mail, January 4); Thomas Tuchel gave Christensen an ultimatum to sign the contract which Chelsea twice thought they had accepted (The telegraph of the day, 1st December).
Midfielder Hakim Ziyech, Ruben Loftus-cheek and Ross barkley could all be sold by Chelsea in January as they seek funds to bolster other areas of their squad (The sun, January 2).
Barcelona consider move for Chelsea pair Cesar Azpilicueta and Christensen, according to reports in Spain (The sun, December 29); Chelsea teammates are said to be ‘baffled’, the club have not offered a new contract to Azpilicueta who, like Rudiger, is free to leave this summer (Daily mail, December 10); Chelsea could lose their captain Azpilicueta at the end of the season, with reports claiming Barcelona want to lure him to Camp Nou for a free transfer (Daily Express, December 8); Barcelona are said to be ready to melt for Chelsea captain Azpilicueta (The sun, December 2).
Real Madrid are ready to include Edenic danger in an offer for the Chelsea star Reece james, according to reports (Daily mail, December 28).
Chelsea face conundrum over whether to keep Conor gallagher or enjoy his improved reputation, with loan coach Carlo Cudicini claiming there has been interest from overseas in his services (Daily Express, December 23).
Charly musonda revealed he told Chelsea he would play for free in a last ditch effort to stay with the club (The sun, December 23).
Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech has emerged as a surprise transfer alternative for Barcelona as they pursue new attacking options (Daily Express, December 21); Borussia Dortmund are watching Ziyech’s situation at Chelsea, where he is said to be unhappy with his playing time (The sun, December 17).
Maurizio Sarri wants to find Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in Lazio, according to reports (Daily mail, December 21).
Jose Mourinho set to attack Chelsea for Ruben Loftus-cheek, according to reports (The sun, December 17).
Chelsea defenders Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso reportedly told their agents to find them new clubs in January (Daily Express, December 17).
Barcelona love Chelsea teenage left-back Ian maatsen who impressed last season on loan with Coventry City (Daily mail, December 16).
Chelsea’s Forgotten Man Poor Sarr is set to be thrown a career lifeline by Inter Milan (The sun, November 30).
Chelsea contract news
Thiago silva signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at Chelsea until the end of the 2022/23 season.
Chelsea set to offer goalkeeper Edouard Mendy an exceptional new contract that will see him pocket £ 100,000 a week (The sun, December 4).
Signatures confirmed at Chelsea
Chelsea departures confirmed
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