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Werner to Chelsea…

Chelsea have completed the signing of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, subject to a medical.

The latest players linked with a move to Chelsea…

Declan Rice – Chelsea want to bring in Rice to add to their defensive ranks next season (Sun on Sunday, June 28)

Andre Onana – Valencia are plotting a move for a two-year loan for Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea, with their goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen going to Ajax, and Onana going to Chelsea (Marca, June 27); The Ajax goalkeeper is set to join Chelsea or PSG this summer, with the Blues willing to splash £27m on the Cameroon international (The Sun, June 11)

Kai Havertz – Chelsea have outbid rivals Real Madrid after they made an £80m offer for the German (Sun, June 25); Chelsea are leading the race to sign the Bayer Leverkusen talent (Daily Express, June 22); Chelsea could save £20m on their top transfer target – depending on whether Bayer Leverkusen qualify for the Champions League (Mail, June 20)

Chelsea have been boosted in their pursuit of the 21-year-old with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are backing out of signing him (Daily Express, June 19); Chelsea must wait to find out whether or not Bayer Leverkusen stick to their £90m-plus valuation of Havertz as the German club battle for Champions League qualification (Telegraph, June 18); Bayern Munich have emerged as favourites to win the race for Bayer Leverkusen’s Havertz. (Telegraph, June 16); Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen are £15m apart as Frank Lampard looks to beat Liverpool and Manchester United to Havertz’s signature (Daily Mail, June 15)

Real Madrid are set to join the race for the Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid amid Chelsea’s interest in the £70m-rated midfielder (Daily Mail, June 11); Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller says the club “haven’t given up hope” that Havertz will ignore interest from Chelsea and Manchester United to stay with them next season (Daily Star, June 11); Chelsea want to sign the youngster from Bayer Leverkusen this summer (Sky Sports News, June 9)

David Alaba – Chelsea are reportedly lining up a stunning bid for David Alaba as Frank Lampard steps up his hunt for a new left-back. (The Sun, June 26)

Ben Chilwell – Chelsea have been handed a transfer boost for Chilwell’s signature with the news Ajax will sell Nicolas Tagliafico, who could end up taking his place at Leicester (Metro, June 28); Chelsea are in talks with Leicester over the £80m left back as Frank Lampard’s transfer spree steps up a gear (Express, June 20); Leicester’s Chilwell remains Chelsea’s primary left-back target this summer but Frank Lampard has three back-ups. (Daily Star, June 16); Chelsea are confident they will be able to sign Chilwell from Leicester if they secure a place in next season’s Champions League (Daily Mail, June 13); Manchester City are keen to sign Chilwell along with Chelsea (Sky Sports, June 8)

    Leicester are employing the same tactic over Ben Chilwell that they used to secure a record fee for Harry Maguire (Daily Mirror, June 8); Leicester are ready to resist any bids for Ben Chilwell this summer and will insist that the England international is not for sale (Daily Telegraph, June 6); Leicester’s Ben Chilwell has been identified by Chelsea as the club’s No 1 left-back target this summer (Sky Sports, June 5); Chilwell is tempted by a huge move to Chelsea later this summer but has not yet demanded to quit Leicester (Daily Mirror, June 5)

    Adrien Rabiot and Fernando Bernardeschi – Chelsea are set to be offered the pair as Juventus plot an audacious double swoop for Jorginho and Marcos Alonso (The Sun, June 17)

    Said Benrahma – Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen on the Brentford winger but Leicester are leading the race for his signature. (Daily Express, June 17)

    Miralem Pjanic – Chelsea have reportedly made an offer for the Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic as he weighs up his options ahead of a likely summer move. (Daily Mail, June 16)

    Philippe Coutinho – Barcelona are ready to pay for a portion of Coutinho’s wages for him to move back to England or stay at Bayern Munich (Daily Telegraph, June 13)

    Kalidou Koulibaly – The defender has been told to snub Manchester United for their Premier League rivals, Liverpool or Chelsea, this summer (Daily Mirror, June 9)

    Jadon Sancho – Sancho’s future at Borussia Dortmund remains uncertain after head coach Lucien Favre admitted the forward was among players that could leave this summer (Sky Sports, June 16); Real Madrid have entered the race for Manchester United and Chelsea target Jadon Sancho, according to reports (Daily Mail, June 3)

    Federico Bernardeschi – Juventus winger Bernardeschi is eyeing a move to the Premier League this summer with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all monitoring the situation (Gazzetta dello Sport, June 1)

    Dayot Upamecano – Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the race for the RB Leipzig star (Sun, June 25)

    Other players recently linked with a move to Stamford Bridge…

    • Jesus Corona (The Sun, May 30)
    • Said Benrahma (The Sun, May 28)
    • Roman Burki (The Sun, May 28)
    • Nicolas Tagliafico (Daily Star, May 27)
    • Andre Onana (Sunday Express, May 24)
    • Kaan Kurt (The Sun, May 23)
    • Lamare Bogarde (Football Insider, May 17)
    • Jeremie Boga (Daily Express, May 16)
    • Miralem Pjanic (Metro, May 14)
    • Angel Gomes (Daily Mirror, May 14)
    • Dries Mertens (Daily Express, May 11)
    • Moussa Dembele (Daily Star, May 11)
    • Thomas Meunier (Sunday Express, May 10)
    • Boubacar Kamara (Le 10 Sport, May 5)
    • Max Bird (Football Insider, May 5)
    • Orkun Kokcu (Daily Express, May 5)
    • Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Daily Star, May 4)

    The latest players linked with a Chelsea exit…

    Victor Moses – Inter Milan are yet to agree a loan extension for Moses, says Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta (June 29)

    Pedro – Willian and Pedro have agreed short-term contracts with Chelsea to see out the remainder of the season. Pedro will join Roma on a two-year deal when his Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season.

    Willian – Manchester United have been offered the opportunity to sign winger Willian on a free transfer with his Chelsea career coming to an end (Daily Mail, June 23); Manchester United have made contact with Willian’s agent ahead of a potential free transfer from Chelsea this summer, according to reports. (The Sun, June 17); Real Madrid have rejected the chance to sign Willian on a free transfer (Daily Mirror, June 2). Arsenal were ready to offer Chelsea’s Brazil forward Willian, 31, a £250,000-a-week contract before the coronavirus pandemic. (Mirror, June 26)

    N’Golo Kante – Chelsea are ready to sell the France international to raise funds for extra transfers (The Times, June 19); Real Madrid have set their sights on Chelsea star Kante for £71m (AS, June 13)

    Tiemoue Bakayoko, Emerson Palmieri, Davide Zappacosta, Danny Drinkwater, Michy Batshuayi and Victor Moses have all been made aware that they do not have a future at Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard.

    Olivier Giroud – The France striker is still a target Tottenham, Inter Milan and Lazio – with clubs not giving up hope of capturing him this summer.

    Jorginho – Chelsea have been offered three Juventus players by Maurizio Sarri as the Italian seeks a reunion with Jorginho this summer (Daily Express, May 31)

    Other players linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge…

    • Tiemoue Bakayoko (The Sun, May 28)
    • Ross Barkley (Football Insider, May 26).
    • Kepa Arrizabalaga (Sunday Express, May 24; Daily Express, May 22).
    • Emerson Palmieri (Daily Express, May 16)
    • Charlie Webster (Daily Telegraph, May 12)
    • Tiemoue Bakayoko (Calciomercato, May 8; France Football, May 3)
    • Emerson Palmieri (Gazzetta dello Sport, March 24)
    • Ethan Ampadu (Daily Express, March 18)

    The latest Chelsea contract talk…

    Jorginho – The midfielder’s agent says they will enter talks about a contract renewal with Chelsea after there were rumours he would follow former manager Maurizio Sarri to Juventus (Calciomercato, April 22)

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