Chelsea transfer news In this article we will bring you all of today’s Chelsea transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the rest of this month.
Chelsea look to offload Bakayoko Firstly, Chelsea are thought to be close to offloading yet another player this summer, in the form of Tiemoue Bakayoko. The Frenchman has been on loan at both AC Milan and Napoli since his disastrous move from Monaco to west London, and now looks set to rejoin Milan on a one year loan deal.
Tiemoue Bakayoko is finally on the cusp on re-joining AC Milan on a loan deal with a reported option to buy of £17m. Chelsea will extend his contract until 2023…https://t.co/Qu9h9i1Hky pic.twitter.com/uFXVnpM13g
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) August 26, 2021
The deal includes an option (not obligation) to buy, thought to be around 20 million euros (17 million pounds), while Chelsea will extend his contract for another 12 months before he departs.
Chelsea dealt a Zouma scare Chelsea were thought to be progressing well with a deal to sell Kurt Zouma to West Ham, with a 30 million euro fee having been verbally agreed earlier in the week. However, the deal is now thought to be in potential jepordy after personal terms could not be agreed.
The main issue between Kurt Zouma and West Ham is about agents. Chelsea want Zouma to go as they’re ready to bid for Jules Koundé in order to complete the deal. 🔵 #CFC
West Ham will try to resolve the problems with Zouma – deal in danger but no Caleta Car talks as of now. https://t.co/vJMtCI4gox
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 25, 2021
However, as per the Telegraph’s Jason Burt, the deal may still be set to go through, handing Chelsea a much needed funds boost and paving the way for signing his replacement.
Should have waited before tweeting… just as I sent that was told deal could be back ON after all! Stand down.. https://t.co/LhQMPoP4lH
— Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) August 25, 2021
Kounde price set With one Frenchman heading out of the door, another is set to join in the form of Jules Kounde. The Sevilla defender has been the main target for Tuchel’s side all summer, and will add to the exceptional cadre of defenders that the club already have.
Now, as per Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, the deal to take Kounde to Stamford Bridge has been agreed for 50 million euros (42 million pounds).
#Kounde @ChelseaFC for €50M to @SevillaFC: deal almost done @SkySports @SkySportsNews
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) August 25, 2021
Chelsea will be overjoyed with the fee agreed, with Kounde thought to have a release clause set at 70 million euros, and with this release clause rising over the last two weeks of the window.
Details emerge on Saul Niguez deal Finally, details of Chelsea’s pursuit of Saul Niguez have been revealed. The Spaniard is out of favour at Atletico Madrid, and is now set to leave the Spanish capital on loan ahead of deadline day.
Chelsea are not including permanent or obligation to buy clause in Saúl deal, as of now. Official proposal is loan with buy option. NO bid from Man United, only talks. 🔵 #CFC
Chelsea are close to complete Bakayoko to AC Milan loan deal [€20m buy option] extending until 2023.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 25, 2021
Now, as per Fabrizio Romano, the Blues are indeed interested in signing Niguez, but only on a loan deal with an option to buy. There would be no obligation to buy the player at the end of his loan deal.
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