Chelsea could sign Ousmane Dembele NEXT WEEK as PSG pull out, Conte 'wants Lukaku at Spurs', Kounde transfer update
6th June 2022

CHELSEA have received a massive boost in their pursuit of Ousmane Dembele, who could reportedly join as soon as next week.

Barcelona's hopes of starting a bidding war for the winger are dead as new PSG sporting director Luis Campos is said to have vetoed a move for the French international.

And Barca are also said to be pessimistic of convincing the ex-Dortmund man to sign a new deal.

Meanwhile, Antonio Conte is said to be ready to make a surprise bid to lure Romelu Lukaku across London to Spurs.

And Chelsea are still keen on signing Jules Kounde, who Todd Boehly is reported to have told to ignore all other offers while the Blues secure the funds.

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  • Dylan Terry

    Blues legend to join board?

    New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is reportedly considering adding a former player to the club's board.

    Boehly led the consortium who purchased Chelsea for £4.25billion and he wants to reshape the hierarchy.

    The Daily Mail are claiming that a former Chelsea player could be put in a position of power.

    Blues legend Petr Cech is already working behind the scenes as a technical and performance advisor.

    He is believed to have worked closely with director Marina Granovskaia and chairman Bruce Buck in helping to identify and complete transfers.

  • Dylan Terry

    Chelsea poised for Barcelona's Dembele

    Chelsea are said to be in pole position to sign Ousmane Dembele, according to reports.

    Todd Boehly’s consortium completed their takeover on May 31 – and now they are looking at strengthening the Blues.

    And talks are ongoing for the Barcelona ace, who is out of contract this summer and yet to agree a new deal.

    According to talkSPORT, Chelsea are front of the queue to sign him.

  • Dylan Terry

    Kounde set for Chelsea transfer

    Betfair have revealed the three most likely players to arrive at Stamford Bridge with Sevilla defender Jules Kounde the current bookies’ favourite.

    The centre-back department appears to be slightly light after the exits of the duo and Sevilla’s Frenchman Jules Kounde has long been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

    Betfair are offering odds of 1/5 for the Blues to sign the 23-year-old this summer.

  • Dylan Terry

    Tomori to stay in Serie A

    England defender Fikayo Tomori has absolutely no plans on leaving Serie A anytime soon.

    The ex-Chelsea star has taken like a duck to water to Italian football – winning the league with AC Milan this season.

    MilanNews.it report that Tomori and his entourage have already agreed to a contract extension.

    It means a pay rise and a £2.5million-per-season net salary for the centre half, as well as an extension of that contract until 2027.

  • Dylan Terry

    Champions League seedings

    Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham have been confirmed as SECOND seeds for this summer’s Champions League group stage draw.

    The trio have all been regulars in Europe’s elite competition over the years.

    But it has not saved them from dropping into Pot 2 for the draw which takes place on Thursday, August 25.

    It means Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs could face the likes of new continental kings Real Madrid, as well as Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.

  • Dylan Terry

    Juve close in on new De Ligt deal

    Manchester United and Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt as the Italian giants are reportedly close to agreeing a new deal.

    The centre-back, 22, has a contract until 2024 with the Serie A club.

    Speaking about his future, De Ligt said: “There are talks ongoing between me and Juventus.

    “Once the right moment arrives, I will decide to extend or to look further.”

  • Dylan Terry

    Kimpembe a Chelsea target

    Chelsea are looking at the possibility of bringing PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe to Stamford Bridge.

    The French defender is awaiting a new contract with his club – after admitting he is desperate to stay.

    And according to Goal, Kimpembe could be just the ticket for Thomas Tuchel.

    The German manager is desperate for reinforcements after losing Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid, with Andreas Christensen also expected to exit the club soon.

  • Dylan Terry

    Chelsea interested in Leeds midfielder Phillips

    Chelsea’s hunt for a midfielder could switch to Manchester United target Kalvin Phillips.

    Leeds believe they are in a strong position to keep the 20-cap England ace, 26.

    But after suggestions Newcastle would be prepared to offer £60million-plus, there are also reports that Chelsea could be pondering a bid.

    The Red Devils were heavily linked with Phillips before the end of the season.

  • Dylan Terry

    Gilmour linked with Everton move

    Billy Gilmour has been linked with a Premier League switch to Everton.

    The Scotland star is heading into the final year of his Chelsea contract having been unable to solidify a first team spot.

    He spent time on loan at relegated Norwich City last season, picking up valuable game time.

    It was something he failed he do under Thomas Tuchel, despite a string of good performances under his predecessor Frank Lampard.

    Now Blues legend Lampard wants to reunite with Gilmour at Goodison Park, talkSPORT says.

    They say Everton have looked at the opportunity of luring Gilmour and young star Conor Gallagher.

  • Dylan Terry

    Premier League fixture announcement

    The Premier League fixtures for next season will be announced at 9am on Thursday 16 June.

    The season has been adjusted to accommodate the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

    There will be a six-week break in the middle of the domestic season for the tournament.

  • Dylan Terry

    Man Utd move for Mount?

    Mason Mount has been waiting on a new Chelsea contract “for months” amid interest from Manchester United.

    According to Italian reporter Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea want to open contract talks with Mount “as soon as possible”.

    The West Londoners view agreeing an extension as a “key move” this summer.

    Romano adds that the situation isn’t “urgent”, however, as Mount’s current deal does still possess two more years.

    New Man United boss Erik ten Hag is keen on the attacking midfielder.

    The Red Devils’ interest has been noted by Mount’s camp, although sealing an improved deal at Stamford Bridge is likely to be the priority.

  • Etienne Fermie

    Morning Chelsea fans

    Chelsea are said to be in pole position to sign Ousmane Dembele, according to reports.

    Todd Boehly’s consortium completed their takeover on May 31 – and now they are looking at strengthening the Blues.

    And talks are ongoing for the Barcelona ace, who is out of contract this summer and yet to agree a new deal.

    According to talkSPORT, Chelsea are front of the queue to sign him.

    Chelsea’s exodus could lead to a £170million cash windfall, according to reports.

    The Blues could be ready to sell the likes of back-up keeper Kepa, defenders Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta, while midfielders Jorginho and Ross Barkley have been linked with a move away.

    The futures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are also up for discussion, as new owner Todd Boehly looks to start a new revolution at Stamford Bridge.

    Romelu Lukaku has reportedly emerged as a key transfer target for Tottenham.

    The striker, 29, is expected to leave Chelsea this summer – just one year after re-joining the club for an eyewatering £97.5million fee.

    His form has been far from prolific this season, with 15 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions.

    He has also fallen out-of-favour with many Chelsea fans.

    But he could be handed another chance in the Premier League as Tottenham have emerged as potential bidders.

    According to Corrire Dello Sport, Antonio Conte will attempt to convince the Chelsea star to join Spurs.

  • Jon Boon

    Chelsea's next signing?

    Chelsea have been linked with a number of signings for the upcoming transfer window.

    Betfair have revealed the three most likely players to arrive at Stamford Bridge with Sevilla defender Jules Kounde the current bookies’ favourite.

    The centre-back department appears to be slightly light after the exits of the duo and Sevilla’s Frenchman Jules Kounde has long been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

    Betfair are offering odds of 1/5 for the Blues to sign the 23-year-old this summer.

    Ousmane Dembele is another name who has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

    The winger’s contract at Barcelona has come to an end, so would be available for free, despite the Spanish giants having paid £126m for him from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 – with Betfair giving out odds of 10/11.

    Finally, Declan Rice has also been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge for a while, and Betfair are pricing the move to go through this summer at 7/2.

  • Jon Boon

    Tomori to stay in Serie A

    England defender Fikayo Tomori has absolutely no plans on leaving Serie A anytime soon.

    The ex-Chelsea star has taken like a duck to water to Italian football – winning the league with AC Milan this season.

    MilanNews.it report that Tomori and his entourage have already agreed to a contract extension.

    It means a pay rise and a £2.5million-per-season net salary for the centre half, as well as an extension of that contract until 2027.

  • Jon Boon

    Nkunku coy on future

    Chelsea target Christopher Nkunku will take his time when it comes to choosing his next destination.

    The French attacker spoke while on international duty to French television broadcaster Telefoot about speculation linking him with a move away from Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig.

    He said: "It’s no secret. There are clubs interested in me. Yes it’s flattering, but it’s also flattering to have a club like Leipzig do everything to keep me as well.

    "I’ll have to reflect well and make a decision. The World Cup is on the way and that’s another factor to take into account."

  • Jon Boon

    Conte wants Lukaku renunion

    Romelu Lukaku has reportedly emerged as a key transfer target for Tottenham.

    The striker, 29, is expected to leave Chelsea this summer – just one year after re-joining the club for an eyewatering £97.5million fee.

    His form has been far from prolific this season, with 15 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions.

    He has also fallen out-of-favour with many Chelsea fans.

    But he could be handed another chance in the Premier League as Tottenham have emerged as potential bidders.

    According to Corrire Dello Sport, Antonio Conte will attempt to convince the Chelsea star to join Spurs.

  • Jon Boon

    £170m windfall

    Chelsea's exodus could lead to a £170million cash windfall, according to reports.

    The Blues could be ready to sell the likes of back-up keeper Kepa, defenders Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta, while midfielders Jorginho and Ross Barkley have been linked with a move away.

    The futures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are also up for discussion, as new owner Todd Boehly looks to start a new revolution at Stamford Bridge.

    And the Mirror claim that could raise funds of up to £170million, if those sales go through.

  • Jon Boon

    Kimpembe a target

    Chelsea are looking at the possibility of bringing PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe to Stamford Bridge.

    The French defender is awaiting a new contract with his club – after admitting he is desperate to stay.

    And according to Goal, Kimpembe could be just the ticket for Tuchel.

    The German manager is desperate for reinforcements after losing Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid, with Andreas Christensen expected to exit the club soon.

  • Jon Boon

    Mounting up

    Chelsea's Player of the Year Mason Mount has had another excellent season.

    The Blues have celebrated the England playmaker by crunching his numbers for goals and assists during the 2020-21 season. And they are incredible.

    No English star has had more goal involvements in the Premier League in this past campaign.

    His importance to Chelsea cannot be understated.

  • Jon Boon

    Chelsea interest in Phillips

    Chelsea’s hunt for a midfielder could switch to Manchester United ‘target’ Kalvin Phillips.

    Leeds believe they are in a strong position to keep the 20-cap England ace, 26.

    But after suggestions Newcastle would be prepared to offer £60million-plus, there are also reports tonight that Chelsea could also be pondering a bid.

    The Red Devils were heavily linked with Phillips before the end of the season.

  • Jon Boon

    Blues in 'pole position' for Dembele

    Chelsea are said to be in pole position to sign Ousmane Dembele, according to reports.

    Todd Boehly's consortium completed their takeover on May 31 – and now they are looking at strengthening the Blues.

    And talks are ongoing for the Barcelona ace, who is out of contract this summer and yet to agree a new deal.

    According to talkSPORT, Chelsea are front of the queue to sign him.

  • Alex Cole

    Gallagher determined to improve

    Ahead of England’s Nations League loss against Hungary last night, Conor Gallagher spoke to Chelsea's official site about what he can do to improve next season.

    He said: "I know what I’m good at and what I need to improve on so I’ll be focused on that.

    "I feel like runs into the box I’m good at and I can win the ball back well and press well. I like to score goals and I want to score more.

    "I can be more aware on the ball in deeper areas and have a better vision sometimes.

    "There’s loads of things and I could go on for ages but I’m very determined to work hard and improve as a footballer still."

  • Alex Cole

    Prem fixture release date

    The Premier League 2022/23 fixtures will be announced at 9am on Thursday 16 June.

    The season has been adjusted to accommodate the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

    There will be a six week break in the middle of the domestic calendar for the global showpiece.

  • Alex Cole

    Blues outgoings

    Chelsea are already dealing with a number of outgoings, as they enter their new era under the ownership of Todd Boehly's consortium.

    With the rumoured exit of Romelu Lukaku, the Blues may be reluctant to let any other forwards go before they make their own acquisitions.

    Chelsea have been reportedly interested in acquiring Inter's Lautaro Martinez, as well as Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele.

  • Alex Cole

    Milan and Juve after Pulisic

    Amid reports that Liverpool are after Christian Pulisic, Serie A giants continue their chase.

    The 23-year-old has reportedly sparked the interest of champions AC Milan, with powerhouse Juventus also rumoured to be interested in his services.

    Currently away on international duty with the USA, Pulisic admitted his frustration at the lack of game time at the Blues.

    Chelsea signed the American for £58million from Borussia Dortmund, however it's speculated neither interested Italian side would be able to match that fee if the Blues wanted him.

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