Chelsea transfer news and rumours

Chelsea have completed the signing of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, subject to a medical.Sergio Reguilon – Chelsea are considering the Spaniard as a cheaper alternative to Ben Chilwell at left back (Mail, Aug 7); Chelsea have joined Everton in the race to sign Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilon, voted “the best left-back in La Liga” last season Jose Gimenez – Frank Lampard has made Atletico Madrid defender Gimenez his first-choice addition to his side’s defence this summer (Daily Star, August 6).

Dean Henderson – Henderson has told Manchester United chiefs he wants to either be made the team’s first-choice goalkeeper or leave this summer amid interest from Chelsea (Daily Express, August 5); Chelsea are prepared to more than double the Manchester United goalkeeper’s wages to £170,000 a week in a bid to lure him from Old Trafford (Manchester Evening News, July 21). Chelsea have yet to decide whether to make a move for the Man Utd goalkeeper, currently on loan at Sheffield Utd (Sunday Express, July 19).Xavier Mbuyamba – Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign 18-year-old defender Mbuyamba, who has been dubbed ‘the next Virgil van Dijk’ (Daily Mail, August 5).

Ben Chilwell – Chelsea will have to make Chilwell the world’s most expensive defender to prise the star from Leicester (Daily Mirror, August 4); Chilwell will inform Leicester he wants to quit the club and join Chelsea, where Frank Lampard will make him first-choice left-back (Daily Mirror, July 29); Leicester’s Ben Chilwell has been identified by Chelsea as the club’s No 1 left-back target this summer (Sky Sports, June 5).

Nick Pope – Chelsea are stepping up their efforts to land the Burnley goalkeeper (Daily Star Sunday, August 2).Kai Havertz – Bayern Munich have handed Chelsea a huge boost in the race to sign Havertz by confirming they will not bid for the star this summer (The Sun, August 4). Chelsea could finally secure the signing of the Bayer Leverkusen star on Sunday, Peter Bosz has claimed (The Sun On Sunday, August 2); Havertz is pushing hard for Bayer Leverkusen to agree a deal with Chelsea before next week’s Europa League match against Rangers (Sky Sports News, July 28); Chelsea are confident if signing the Bayer Leverkusen attacker after qualifying for next season’s Champions League (Daily Mail, July 27).

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – The Arsenal skipper plotted a shock move to Chelsea in January but the deal collapsed due to his wage demands (Daily Mail, August 1).

David Alaba – Chelsea and Manchester City are among a number of leading clubs who are monitoring whether Alaba signs a new contract at Bayern Munich (Daily Telegraph, July 31).

Jan Oblak – Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia has opened talks with Jan Oblak’s agent over a transfer (Daily Star, July 29); Manchester United and Chelsea are both keeping tabs on the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, amid the poor form of both clubs’ current stoppers. (The Sun, July 25); Oblak interesting Chelsea “does not surprise” Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, who hopes the goalkeeper will stay at the club (July 15).

Ismael Bennacer – Chelsea will offer Jorginho in part exchange for the AC Milan midfielder (Daily Express, July 27).

Marc-Andre ter Stegen – Chelsea want to complete an ‘impossible’ deal with Barcelona for the goalkeeper, with any move potentially including a swap deal for Kepa Arrizabalaga (Daily Mail, July 22).Alphonse Areola – The Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper has already bought a house in London as he plots his next move after the French title winners, with Chelsea chasing the Frenchman (The Sun, July 22).

Declan Rice – Chelsea want to bring in Rice to add to their defensive ranks next season (Sun on Sunday, June 28); Frank Lampard has identified the West Ham midfielder as a potential defensive reinforcement (The Times, July 7).

Angel Gomes – Frank Lampard has denied Chelsea have offered a contract to former Manchester United midfielder Gomes, who became a free agent on June 30.

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