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Chelsea: Latest Transfer Rumours

Football Whispers is constantly on the lookout for the latest Chelsea transfer rumours. The focus is on both arrivals and departures as Chelsea look to return to the top of the Premier League. Each transfer rumour is given a Football Whispers rating to denote the likelihood of the transfer taking place.

Chelsea close to completing £13 million signing of Cesare Casadei

Cesare Casadei

Inter Milan youngster Cesare Casadei has been one of the key targets for Chelsea in the summer and the blues are close to snapping him for around £13 million, according to the Guardian. There will be a further £4 million payable to Inter depending on future success. The 19-year-old is part of the ‘top talents project’ being brought in by the new owner Todd Boehly. Casadei will be handed a six-year contract and he will be putting pen to paper in the next few days.

Chelsea have already brought in Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa at just 18 years of age. Yet, he has been picked up for a sizeable £20 million, while Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina has also been brought in at just 18 years of age. There is also tremendous interest in Palmeiras starlet Endrick, who is subject to interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona as well.

It remains to be seen if Casadei would be part of the first team immediately, as there is a possibility of the 19-year-old being loaned out. There is a strong urgency at Chelsea to refresh the midfield with N’Golo Kante and Jorginho both in their 30s and both players have less than a year left on their contracts.

FW rumour rating: 5/5


Chelsea make £45 million offer for Everton forward Anthony Gordon

Anthony Gordon

Everton forward Anthony Gordon has emerged as a big transfer target for Chelsea and the blues have made a £45 million offer for the young talent, according to the Telegraph. The England under-21 international is regarded as one of the finest British talents in the league. The player is understood to be quite keen on a move to Stamford Bridge, but he is also not ready to jeopardise his excellent relationship with the Everton faithful.

Gordon came through the ranks at Everton before making his league debut for the club in 2020. Last season, he made a few appearances in the league and came up with four goals. This season, he has featured in both league games for the Merseyside outfit.

The 21-year-old has a contract with Everton until 2025. This puts Everton in a very strong position and the club are not ready to let him go on a cheap. Chelsea, meanwhile, are not prepared to go beyond the £50 million figure even though add-ons can help the case. Raheem Sterling, an England international, has been brought in from Manchester City for £50 million and the blues are not keen to overpay for Gordon, who is yet to make his debut for England even if he has been a regular in all the youth setups.

Chelsea see Gordon as a player who will be able to bring unpredictability and creativity to the pitch. The club has already lost players like Timo Werner over the summer, and it may be only a matter of time before Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi also leave the club. The latter is keen on going out on a loan deal after being starved of first-team opportunities.

FW rumour rating: 3.5/5


Manchester United ready to battle with Chelsea for Aubameyang

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Chelsea have been keen on bringing on Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a move that would reunite him with manager Thomas Tuchel. However, Manchester United are ready to steal the potential transfer, according to the Sun.

After a disastrous start to the season with back-to-back losses, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is keen on signing a forward like Aubameyang. The Gabon forward has plenty of Premier League experience from his time at Arsenal, and he would also be a capable replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who is quite keen on leaving the club.

It remains to be seen if Aubameyang would be ready to join United over Chelsea considering the excellent relationship that he enjoys with Thomas Tuchel. The pair worked with each other during their time at Borussia Dortmund.

Barcelona remain in a position where they may have to sell Aubameyang to balance the books after having splashed out the cash on several new signings in the summer. The club are still struggling to convince Frenkie de Jong to stay at the club, while they have not yet registered summer signing Jules Kounde. However, the club were able to sell a portion of their subsidiaries just in time to registered players like Robert Lewandowski, Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessie, and Raphinha.

FW rumour rating: 2.5/5


Celtic interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley came to Chelsea on a £15 million move from Everton in 2018. Since then, the move has not worked out with the midfielder making less than 75 league appearances for the blues. Now, the club are prepared to cut their losses on the 28-year-old, who is subject to interest from Celtic, according to the Daily Mirror.

Even though there have been some flashes of brilliance from Ross Barkley since the switch to Stamford Bridge, his time at the club has largely been hampered by injuries and poor form. As a result, he has several players ahead of him in the pecking order. Even Ruben Loftus-Cheek appears to have stabilised his position in the middle of the park, while the likes of Kovacic and Mason Mount are also ahead. The former England international, therefore, is looking for pastures new and he sees a move that this stage of his career as the right decision. At 28 years of age, Barkley is technically at the peak of his powers and Celtic may be able to offer him far more first-team opportunities than Chelsea.

In his five campaigns with Chelsea, Barkley has only managed five goals. He is yet to feature for the blues this season after having even been left out of the squad on a couple of occasions.

Chelsea have already strengthened in the midfield position with the signing of players like Cesare Casadei.

FW rumour rating: 4.5/5


Last Week's Chelsea Transfer Rumours

Chelsea close to snapping Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona

Voetbalnieuws Frenkie de Jong

Chelsea are edging closer towards convincing Frenkie de Jong to make a move to Stamford Bridge by ditching the interest from Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail. The Dutchman has become one of the headline makers in the transfer market over the last few weeks. Barcelona have been trying desperately to keep the 25-year-old with Xavi Hernandez seeing him as an integral part of the team. However, Barcelona’s financial problems are going to be a major headache, as chief Joan Laporta struggles to agree a deal.

The blues have been interested in the 25-year-old throughout the summer, but the player had been keen on staying at the Camp Nou up until now. Similarly, United have also been trying desperately to capture him but the lack of Champions League football at Old Trafford has been a stumbling block in the negotiations. De Jong would cost in the region of £75 million.

Barcelona have been unable to tie down De Jong due to the player’s massive current contract, which was agreed upon only in 2019 under the previous regime of Josep Bartomeu. Due to the club’s financial difficulties, the player has already been deferred wages of around £17 million. His contract would give him an average of £18 million per season over the next two campaigns. So far, Barcelona have not been able to convince the player to drop his wages to stay at the club. As the new La Liga season approaches, the La Liga giants might be left with little option other than to sell the staff.

FW rumour rating: 4/5


Inter Milan place £12 million valuation on Chelsea target Cesare Casadei

Cesare Casadei is widely seen as one of the top talents to emerge out of Italian football in the last few years. Chelsea, who have been able to extract a decent amount of success from Italian midfielders like Jorginho, are planning to make a move on the Inter Milan youngster, according to the Daily Mail. Inter Milan have responded by placing a £12 million valuation of the player.

Still only 19 years of age and yet to make his senior debut for the Inter Milan outfit, Cesare Casadei is a player with a lot of potential but he has not been proven at the top level yet. The blues have been chasing him throughout the summer and even made an offer of £6 million earlier in the month.

A box-to-box midfielder in the mould of Frank Lampard, Casadei has the potential to dominate the Chelsea midfield for the next decade. The blues are looking at the options with key midfielders – N’Golo Kante and Jorginho – both in their 30s. Even if Chelsea were to land Casadei, it is unlikely that the player will be considered part of the starting line-up straight away. He is likely to be loaned out to gain regular first-team experience.

FW rumour rating: 3/5


Blues prepare an incredible bid for Barcelona forward Aubameyang

Chelsea

Chelsea are gearing up to launch a formal offer for Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the Daily Mail. The Catalan club have been engulfed in a lot of financial problems that may even force them to let go of the summer signings. Frenkie de Jong has been continuously linked with a move away from Barcelona, while Aubameyang has joined as the surprise name on the list.

Thomas Tuchel has made clear that Chelsea still lack attacking threat and a proven Premier League goalscorer is on the wish list of the blues. During his five seasons with Arsenal, Aubameyang made 125+ league appearances and he was able to get a goal in every other game. Tuchel knows the Gabon forward after having played under the German for two campaigns during his time at Borussia Dortmund.

Aubameyang is not pushing for a move away from Barcelona after having done well since making the move to the Camp Nou in January. At 33 years of age, though, he would represent a short-term solution for the blues, who have allowed Romelu Lukaku to rejoin Inter Milan on a loan deal after a failed £97 million transfer. Timo Werner has also been allowed to RB Leipzig on a permanent deal.

Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling are the centre forwards for Chelsea at this juncture, but both cannot be recognised as a regular striker.

FW rumour rating: 3/5


Barcelona close to signing Marcos Alonso for £6.5 million

Marcos Alonso, Chelsea

Marcos Alonso’s time at Chelsea appears to be coming to a close, as Barcelona are close to signing the player for around £6.5 million. According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are no longer prepared to hold on to Alonso after bringing in Marc Cucurella for £60 million from Brighton. The game time for Alonso will be further reduced in the presence of this new competition.

Initially, Alonso was expected to join Barcelona along with Cesar Azpilicueta but the Chelsea captain has made a U-turn and signed a two-year contract with the club.

Alonso has been at Chelsea since 2016 after joining from Fiorentina for around £24 million. Since then, he has featured in more than 150 Premier League matches. A very versatile player, Alonso is capable of playing as a left-sided midfielder even though he is by default a left back. The opportunities at Chelsea have been sporadic for the last few seasons the 31-year-old making more than 25 league appearances only once in the recent three seasons.

Even though the departure of Alonso is not expected to significantly alter the transfer budget, it will free up a decent amount of wages. The Spaniard’s contract has less than a year to run. During his six years with the blues, Alonso has managed to pick up all major honours including the Champions League, Premier League, Europa League, and FA Cup.

FW rumour rating: 4.5/5


Chelsea History and Information

Chelsea FC are a London-based football team that currently play in the English Premier League. They're based at Stamford Bridge in London, and they're known as the Blues or, sometimes, the Pensioners. is the current manager. Chelsea have been an ever-present in the Premier League since it was founded in 1992 — one of only six teams to have done so. The club had enjoyed relatively little success until Roman Abramovich took over the club in 2003, transforming the club into a major force in England and the transfer market and ushering in a new period of previously unseen success. Their current manager is one of the club’s biggest legends, Frank Lampard.

Despite being founded more than a century ago, Chelsea didn’t have much success before they were bought by Roman Abramovich in 2003. Since then, the club was transformed thanks to major investments and big transfers. They have won 5 Premier League titles during that time, compared to just one top-flight title in their previous history (1954-55 season).

You can find out more about Chelsea transfer news and latest transfer gossip and rumours here, on our website.

Chelsea Transfers

Dennis Wise from Wimbledon for £1.6m in 1990

Although £1.6 million sounds like change by today’s standards for transfers, it was the record transfer fee for Chelsea back in 1990. Still, Wise also proved to be one of the best signings in the club’s history since he spent a decade at the club and won a couple of FA Cups and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1998.

Gianfranco Zola from Parma for £4.5m in 1996

The Italian was already 30 years old when he arrived at Stamford Bridge in 1996 but he nonetheless spent 7 years at the club and become one of the biggest legends. Despite never winning the Premier League, he was voted as the “Chelsea’s Greatest Player Ever” by the fans.

Frank Lampard from West Ham for £11m in 2001

The current manager at Stamford Bridge, Lampard is an absolute legend at Chelsea. He spent 13 years with the club after arriving from West Ham, winning all major domestic and European trophies in the process. He is also the leading goalscorer in the club’s history with 211 goals, despite the fact that he played in the midfield.

Claude Makélélé from Real Madrid for £16.8m in 2003

One of the first signings in the Abramovich era, Makélélé was an integral part of the club’s meteoric rise. Widely considered to be one of the best defensive midfilders of all time, the French international spent five successful years at Chelsea and won all domestic trophies with the Blues.

Didier Drogba from Marseille for £24m in 2004

One of the best strikers in the club’s history and in the history of Ivory Coast, Drogba arrived at Stamford Bridge for a relatively modest transfer fee. The striker crowned his Chelsea career with a Champions League trophy in 2012 when he scored the equalizing goal in the 88th minute and converted the final penalty kick.

Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen for £71m in 2020

After a prolonged summer saga full of gossip and rumours, German wunderkind Kai Havertz joined Chelsea FC from Bayer Leverkusen. The transfer for the attacking midfielder ended up being only £600.000 short of the biggest transfer fee in the club’s history Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in 2018.