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Chelsea need to pay close to €80m to sign one of their top targets – report

Sevilla are reluctant to sell Jules Kounde to Chelsea unless they pay a fee close to the €80m release clause, Goal reports. The Blues have agreed personal terms with Kounde, but they are now in negotiations with Sevilla over his potential transfer. The Premier League giants recently made a €35m offer for the central defender with Zouma acting as a makeweight. The offer has been snubbed by Sevilla, who are reluctant to lose the Frenchman unless they receive a sum close to the buy-out clause. The La Liga club bought Kounde from Bordeaux for €25m in 2019. The French outfit are owed 20 percent of the future sell-on fee. After the recent sale of Bryan Gil, Sevilla don’t face any financial pressure. They are firm on their valuation and prefer a straight cash deal. Sportslens view:...

‘We need Adidas back’, ‘Disappointed’ – Some Chelsea fans react to their 21/22 Away kit

Chelsea have unveiled their Nike away kit for the 2021/22 season earlier today. Chelsea yellow is back! Introducing our 21/22 @nikefootball away kit, with pinstripe hoops nodding to the past, brought into the present by a striking black colourway! 🟡⚫#ItsAChelseaThing pic.twitter.com/CiAZZeBTYZ — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 29, 2021 The away shirt features a yellow colourway paired with black to give it a new and vibrant look. Yellow kits have been a part of Chelsea’s history and Nike have reintroduced them for the upcoming season. The yellow colourway is a throwback to the past kits but the pairing with black is a representation of Chelsea’s new era full of youthful energy. Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount believes that the young players at the club are raring to create speci...

Report: 21y/o visited Thorp Arch after Leeds agreed terms with club, but he’s not joining

Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has opted to join Crystal Palace ahead of Leeds United on loan for the season, according to TEAMtalk. The Blues have sanctioned another temporary exit after the 21-year-old impressed with West Bromwich Albion last term. TEAMtalk claim Leeds had agreed terms with Chelsea to take Gallagher on loan for the season, with the midfielder already visiting their training ground in West Yorkshire. However, he would now remain in London for the new season, with the Eagles expected to wrap up a deal soon. Sportslens View Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is badly in need of reinforcements in the middle of the park for next season and would have been gutted to have missed out on the England youth international. The Elland Road outfit lost seven out of the nine Premier League ...

Crystal Palace want to sign 21-year-old who won 2.7 tackles per game last season – report

Crystal Palace are preparing a second raid on Chelsea with their interest in signing midfielder Conor Gallagher, Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur claims. The Eagles are currently going through a squad rebuild after the release of several experienced stars at the expiry of their contracts. They have already had an impressive transfer window, having added Michael Olise, Remi Mathews, Marc Guehi and Joachim Andersen to their ranks. Guehi’s transfer from Chelsea came as a surprise, but the deal proved ideal for both clubs with the Blues retaining matching rights for a future transfer. It is now reported that Patrick Vieira’s side are lining up a move for another Blues graduate in Gallagher, who spent last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion. The nature of the proposal has not been mentioned, ...

Chelsea’s audacious €30m + player offer awaiting La Liga club’s approval

Chelsea and Sevilla are negotiating a swap deal involving Kurt Zouma and Jules Kounde, per Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano. Thomas Tuchel is keen on bringing the French centre-back to Stamford Bridge this summer and is ready to sacrifice his fringe defender to make the deal happen. According to Romano, Chelsea are looking to send Zouma to La Liga along with an additional €30-35 million to sweeten the deal and convince Sevilla to give the go-ahead. Per recent reports, talks between the parties are well underway, with Kounde already making it clear he wants to move to London in the coming weeks. While enjoying a rise to stardom at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, the 22-year-old has drawn attention from several top European clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. However, Unit...

Goal machine reportedly makes transfer decision amid interest from Chelsea

Chelsea are in the market for a striker this summer. The European Champions are looking to add a seasoned number 9 to their ranks to bolster their goalscoring numbers. One of the targets mentioned is Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku. However, according to The Express, the Belgian is happy to stay at the Italian club as they bid to defend their title next season. In an interview with Sportmediaset (via Goal), Inter CEO Beppe Marotta clearly stated that their star man is not for sale this window. “From our side, we can (say) yes absolutely – Lukaku is not for sale,” he said. “Lukaku is an important piece on the chessboard available to Simone Inzaghi.” He was one of their key players last season, scoring 30 goals in 44 appearances for the Nerazzurri and a vital cog in Antonio Conte’s Scudetto winn...

Report: Newcastle keen to sign £96k-per-week box-to-box West Ham target

Newcastle United are interested in signing Ross Barkley, according to The Athletic. The Magpies have prioritised the signing of Joe Willock from Arsenal this summer. The 21-year-old impressed heavily on loan last season, and his ability to arrive late in the box and drive the ball forward would provide a different dimension in their attack. Newcastle are also monitoring several other midfielders, including Barkley. He joined Chelsea from Everton in 2018, but he has failed to replicate the form he showed during his time at Goodison Park. He bagged just 11 goals from 86 games for the Blues and spent last season on loan at Aston Villa. The 33-times capped England international struggled for consistency at Villa Park, and it seems he is not in Thomas Tuchel’s plans. The Blues want to offload h...

 €65m-rated Chelsea star wanted by European giants, he’s considering his future – report

Bayern Munich could make an approach to sign Chelsea striker Timo Werner this summer, Football Insider reports. The Germany international was regularly linked with Bayern last summer before joining the Blues from RB Leipzig for €53 million. He registered 12 goals and 15 assists from 51 appearances last term but was still disappointing with multiple scoring chances missed. A recent report claimed that Werner is considering his Blues future and could leave the club if they sign a new striker this summer. It was suggested that he would prefer a return to the Bundesliga, and Bayern have now been credited with fresh interest in signing him. The club are eyeing a long-term successor for Robert Lewandowski, and manager Julian Nagelsmann is keen on a reunion with Werner. Sportslens view:...

Roman Abramovich gives green light for British-record bid for top Chelsea target – report

Chelsea are prepared to submit a British-record bid to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland this summer, Football Insider reports. The Blues ended the previous campaign on a high note with Champions League glory, but they were still disappointing with their finishing in the final third. Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham were the joint top-scorers with just 12 goals, and the former was guilty of missing several clear-cut chances. The Blues are now searching for another elite striker, and Haaland has been earmarked as their prime target for this summer’s transfer window. They recently proposed a player-plus-cash deal for Haaland involving either Abraham or Callum Hudson-Odoi. It was rejected by the German club. Dortmund are reluctant to sell Haaland unless a club meets their ...

‘Just another Ben White’ – Some Leeds fans react after being linked with ‘very good player’

Leeds United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to express their reaction to reports linking the club with a move for Conor Gallagher. According to The Athletic, Leeds are keen to sign the Chelsea midfielder on loan this summer. The 21-year-old spent the last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion, and Marcelo Bielsa feels he is perfect for the Whites. Leeds are looking to bolster their midfield, with Bielsa keen to sign a back-up option for Kalvin Phillips. Gallagher has been earmarked for the role. The report claim that Leeds have tracked the midfielder throughout the summer, and it looks like a well-planned move. Crystal Palace are equally keen, but Leeds have made an initial approach. Leeds signed Lewis Bate yesterday from Chelsea, but the exciting teenager will be ...

Timo Werner could leave Chelsea because of this reason, three European clubs monitoring him

Timo Werner is considering his future at Chelsea amid the club’s ongoing pursuit of a new striker this summer, 90min reports. The Germany international joined the Blues from RB Leipzig for €53 million last summer, but he had a frustrating debut campaign. He finished the season with a tally of 12 goals and 15 assists from 52 games, but he was guilty of missing several clear-cut scoring chances. There are no surprises that the club are eyeing an elite striker this summer and have been heavily linked with Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland. It is now reported that the 25-year-old could consider a move away from the Blues if the club sign a new marksman in the coming weeks. Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are keeping tabs, but he would ideally prefer to return to Bundesliga with Ba...

Moyes keen on 27-yr-old, West Ham have opened talks with Premier League rivals

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, and West Ham United are reportedly keen on securing his services. According to 90min, the Hammers are in talks regarding a transfer for the attacking midfielder, and David Moyes is keen on a reunion with Barkley. Moyes worked with Barkley during their time together at Everton, and he knows the midfielder’s strengths and weaknesses. The 27-year-old was on loan at Aston Villa last season. He made an impressive start, but his form dipped drastically, and he struggled to hold down a regular starting berth during the second half of the campaign. It is highly unlikely that Barkley will get first-team opportunities at Chelsea next year, and he must look to move on permanently this summer. Moyes got the bes...