Chelsea Transfer News And Rumours: Summer Transfer Window 2021


Chelsea Transfer News

Chelsea Transfer news, rumours and gossip; summer transfer window runs from June 9 to August 31.



Newsonline brings to you the wrap up of the Chelsea transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2021 summer window.


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Chelsea Latest News And Transfer Update For Today 14th August 2021


The Early Kick-Off panel discuss Romelu Lukaku’s transfer to Chelsea, and The Athletic’s David Ornstein believes it makes Chelsea favourites for the Premier League unless Manchester City bring in a striker themselves.

Jules Kounde – Chelsea are reportedly yet to bid for Sevilla centre back Jules Kounde though the defender is for sale if the right price is met, confirmed sporting director Monchi (Daily Mail, August 13); Chelsea are plotting a fresh bid for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde (Daily Mirror, August 10); Roman Abramovich could play a significant role in Chelsea’s pursuit of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde this summer, with the Russian billionaire expected to assist Marina Granovskaia in pushing through a move (Daily Express, August 10); Chelsea’s pursuit of Kounde has stalled after their attempts to make space in their squad for a new defender were frustrated by Kurt Zouma’s refusal to join West Ham (The Guardian, August 5).

Erling Haaland – Roman Abramovich has given the green light to a £130m bid for the Borussia Dortmund star (Football Insider, July 23); Chelsea will have to make Haaland the highest-paid player at the club if he were to join from Dortmund (Daily Mail, July 18); Dortmund have turned down Chelsea’s informal player-plus-cash proposal for the striker (Sky in Germany, July 15)


Antoine Griezmann – Barcelona are yet to receive any official bids for Griezmann amid interest from a number of clubs, including Manchester City and Chelsea (Daily Mail, July 27); Chelsea are making plans to bring the France international in on loan from Barcelona this summer (Daily Express, July 13)


Eden Hazard – Chelsea are contemplating the idea of bringing Hazard back to the club from Real Madrid this summer (Daily Mail, July 22)

Speaking on the Overlap fan debate, Roy Keane says the signing of Romelu Lukaku gives Chelsea a great chance to win the Premier League title this season.

Ilaix Moriba – Chelsea and Manchester City are monitoring an apparent contract stand-off between Barcelona and the young midfield star (The Sun, July 23)

Presnel Kimpemba – The reported Chelsea target is considering his future at Paris Saint-Germain after the high-profile arrival of Sergio Ramos (Daily Express, July 23)

Domenico Berardi – Chelsea have made an enquiry about Sassuolo’s Berardi after failing to get anywhere in their efforts to bring in Italy team-mate Federico Chiesa (Daily Star, July 22).

Declan Rice – European champions Chelsea are planning to include striker Tammy Abraham as part of a deal to sign West Ham United midfielder Rice this summer (Daily Star, July 21); Rice has turned down two contract offers from West Ham and wants to be informed of any bids amid interest from Chelsea (The Guardian, July 1)

Chelsea Latest News And Transfer Update For Today 14th August 2021

Declan Rice (PA)
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Sasa Kalajdzic – Stuttgart striker Kalajdzic has emerged as a possible target for Chelsea should they miss out on other options this summer (Daily Mail, July 20)

Kingsley Coman – Chelsea have offered England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bayern Munich in a swap deal for the French winger Kingsley Coman (L’Equipe, July 19).

Robert Lewandowski – Chelsea will make an ambitious £50m bid to sign the Pole from Bayern Munich after failing in their attempts to land Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund (The Sun, July 18).

Chelsea Latest News And Transfer Update For Today 14th August 2021

The latest players linked with a Chelsea exit

PA - Ross Barkley has had an injury-hit time on loan at Aston Villa

Tammy Abraham – Jose Mourinho will hold talks with Abraham on Thursday to try and convince him to move to Roma (Daily Mirror, August 12); The striker has agreed terms with Arsenal despite Chelsea agreeing a fee with Roma for the transfer of the forward (Mirror, August 11); Roma have agreed a £34m deal to sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea (Sky Sports, August 10); Arsenal are in a four-way fight alongside Southampton, West Ham and Atalanta to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham (Daily Mirror, August 10).

Antonio Rudiger – The centre-back will weigh up all of his options before making a decision on his future at Chelsea (Sky Sports, August 11); Rudiger’s options for next summer could include lucrative free-agent offers from Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid (Daily Mail, August 12).

Michy Batshuayi – The striker could be set to finally depart Chelsea on a permanent deal with Besiktas reportedly looking to lure him to Turkey (Sun, August 11);

Various – Chelsea could transfer list up to 11 players, including Kurt Zouma, Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater, in order to fund a move for Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku (Daily Star, August 4); Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is trying to offload fringe players including Barkley and Drinkwater as they have little chance of making his Premier League squad (The Sun, August 6).

Antonio Rudiger

Marcos Alonso – Chelsea have had an offer for Romelu Lukaku worth £85m rejected by Inter Milan. Chelsea’s proposal would have also seen left-back Alonso move to Inter (Sky Sports News, August 3)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Tuchel says the midfielder can ‘decide his own future’ and earn a place in Chelsea’s first-team squad next season (Sky Sports, August 1).

Kurt Zouma – Chelsea’s pursuit of Sevilla’s Jules Koundé has stalled after their attempts to make space in their squad for a new defender were frustrated by Kurt Zouma’s refusal to join West Ham (The Guardian, August 5); West Ham remain in talks with Chelsea over the defender but a deal currently appears very difficult to complete, with Chelsea thought to want in the region of £25m – and Zouma’s wages (Sky Sports, August 1)

Timo Werner – Chelsea are reportedly ‘open’ to selling Timo Werner (Daily Star, July 26); Bayern Munich are set to launch a surprise bid for Chelsea forward Timo Werner, according to reports (The Sun on Sunday, July 25).

Ross Barkley – Newcastle are reportedly interested in signing Barkley – even if they secure Arsenal’s Joe Willock (The Sun, July 26).

Conor Gallagher – Crystal Palace are in talks to sign Gallagher on a season-long-loan deal (Sky Sports News, July 29); Leeds United and Crystal Palace hope to find out next week whether Chelsea are willing to let Gallagher go on loan (Daily Mail, July 26); Newcastle are also reportedly interested in signing Gallagher (The Sun, July 26).

Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal (AP)

Hakim Ziyech – AC Milan are reportedly pushing to sign Chelsea’s Ziyech on loan, with the Morocco international wanting to know if he figures in Thomas Tuchel’s plans moving forward (Daily Mail, July 24).

Henry Lawrence – Chelsea are ready to send the young defender to Wigan in the footsteps of Reece James (The Sun, July 18)

Jorginho – The midfielder’s agent has confirmed that Juventus have enquired about the Chelsea ace’s availability (The Sun, July 13)

Chelsea have reportedly offered Brazilian winger Kenedy to Sevilla as they look to seal a deal for centre back Jules Kounde in a player-plus-cash move (Daily Mail).

Olivier Giroud says he feels ‘like a little kid’ after completing his move to AC Milan from Chelsea

Chelsea Latest News And Transfer Update For Today 14th August 2021

Confirmed Chelsea signings

Marcus Bettinelli – Fulham, free

Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan, £97.5m

Confirmed Chelsea departures

Fikayo Tomori – AC Milan, £25m

Willy Caballero – contract expired

Izzy Brown – contract expired

Jamal Blackman – contract expired

Pierre Ekwah Elimby – West Ham, undisclosed

Danilo Pantic – Partizan Belgrade, undisclosed

Nathan Baxter – Hull, loan

Billy Gilmour – Norwich City, loan

Victor Moses – Spartak Moscow, undisclosed

Juan Castillo – Birmingham, loan

Olivier Giroud – AC Milan, undisclosed

Marc Guehi – Crystal Palace, undisclosed

Lewis Bate – Leeds, undisclosed

Henry Lawrence – AFC Wimbledon, loan

Tino Livramento – Southampton, undisclosed

Jamie Cumming – Gillingham, loan

Jack Wakely – Wycombe, free

Ian Maatsen – Coventry, loan

Armando Broja – Southampton, loan


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