CHELSEA are heading for a defensive double deal with Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva set to undergo medicals.
And the Blues have also reportedly agreed a fee for Kai Havertz and are closing in on Ben Chilwell, subject to him overcoming a heel injury.
Get all the latest transfer gossip and updates from Stamford Bridge…
MAT-TER OF FACT
Amid the drama of Kai Havertz, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva… and even possibly Lionel Messi pursuits at Stamford Bridge, one piece of Chelsea news could have easily been overlooked today.
The Blues have named their 2019-20 Player of the Season – with a relatively surprising winner.
Mateo Kovacic was awarded with the gong, succeeding 2018-19 winner Eden Hazard.
BLUE IN THE FACE
BT Sport pundit and Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has tweeted that Frank Lampard is trying to pull off a deal to bring Lionel Messi to Chelsea, following the Argentine's admission that he wants to leave Barcelona.
Chelsea have “no doubts” when it comes to sealing a deal for £50m-rated Ben Chilwell, reports claim.
And the Blues are also closing on Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
Anthony Barry has been appointed to Frank Lampard's coaching staff.
The ex-Everton trainee arrives having assisted Paul Cook at Wigan Athletic last season.
Upon the appointment, Lampard told the Chelsea website: “I’m delighted to welcome Anthony to the club.
“He’s an exciting young coach and someone I’ve known for a while. I believe he will be a strong addition to the team.”
Chelsea have agreed a five-year contract with out-of-contract defender Malang Sarr, reports claim.
The 21-year-old left OGC Nice at the expiration of his contract.
And according to DiMarzio, Chelsea are set to pounce – with a medical to be completed in the coming days.
PED OVER HEELS
Former Chelsea ace Pedro is now officially a Roma player!
PED OVER HEELS
Former Chelsea ace Pedro is now officially a Roma player!
PL-EASE TAKE ME BACK
Philippe Coutinho would prefer to head back to the Premier League rather than return to Barcelona – with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea keen, according to reports.
The Brazilian's loan at Bayern Munich has come to an end after the Champions League winners opted against exercising their option buy him.
Coutinho is now set to return to parent-club Barcelona for showdown talks with new boss Ronald Koeman.
But Marca claim the “Little Magician”, 28, would rather go back to England, with a host of top clubs interested.
Coutinho has three years left to run on his current contract at Barcelona.
It's claimed Koeman does not see the former Liverpool midfielder in his future plans and will push to sell him, much like Luis Suarez.
Snakes and lions were in safe hands when Real Madrid stopper Thibaut Courtois held them on a visit to the zoo.
The Belgium No1 is enjoying the off-season before the hard work commences ahead of LaLiga's restart on September 12.
And with travel options limited because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 28-year-old spent his free time at the animal rescue centre in Cadiz.
In pictures uploaded to his Instagram, the stopper can be seen holding cubs, feeding monkeys and stroking tigers.
Courtois was also seen holding a snake – an image Chelsea fans will find ironic.
That is because Courtois was branded as much when he handed in a transfer request to force his £35million move to the Bernabeu from the Blues in 2018.
FALL OR NOTHING
Chelsea have savaged former manager Jose Mourinho and Spurs after a billboard popped up advertising the new All or Nothing series near Stamford Bridge.
A statement on the Blues’ website read: “Billed as an eight-part series which provides a 'behind-the-scenes look at an eventful 2019/20 season for Spurs', the show could actually appeal for Blues fans given how the season went for our London rivals.
“During the course of the campaign, they dismissed manager Mauricio Pochettino and replaced him with Mourinho, lost twice in the Premier League to Chelsea and finished sixth to miss out on Champions League qualification.”
CHIL VS CHELS
The Blues are stepping up their pursuit of Ben Chilwell, with Kai Havertz's transfer nearing its conclusion.
Here is how the Leicester full-back compares to his potential future team-mates.
Former Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain is leaving Juventus after “deciding together” with Andrea Pirlo that he has no future.
The Argentina star, 32, had been hoping to salvage his career at Juve after a difficult couple of seasons.
But Pirlo has informed him he has no future at the Allianz Stadium.
Fabrizio Romano carries the key quote from the Old Lady boss.
ENGLAND CALL UP
Chelsea's Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham have received call-ups to national team for the upcoming Nations League fixtures.
Everton are eyeing a surprise move for Chelsea central defender Fikayo Tomori, according to reports.
The Chelsea academy product who joined the club aged 7, could leave the club on loan to pursue more regular first team football.
Everton under Ancelotti are continuing to try and bolster their squad, Tomori would be a solid addition to the backline which at times struggled last season.
Tomori also picked up goal of the season for Chelsea.
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has issued a plea to the PSG board to not let Thiago Silva leave the club.
The 35-year-old is expected to make a switch to Chelsea after becoming a free agent.
Thiago Silva captained the French champions for the last time in Sunday's disappointing UEFA Champions League final defeat to the unstoppable Bayern Munich.
Tuchel is making a last ditch attempt to persuade the club to offer him a new contract, but the prospect of playing in the Premier League seems to be the direction of travel.
Twitter is constantly getting updated with Chelsea transfer news, and the fans are absolutely loving it.
A fan highlights the strong transfer stance as a “strive to be the best”, and calls on the likes of Tomori, Abraham and Mount to step up to the challenge and battle for a place in the team.
Kai Havertz is set to sign a contract worth £310,000-per-week at Chelsea, making him the clubs highest earner by some distance.
The German superstar scored 18 times in the Bundesliga last season, and Chelsea are moving heaven and earth to bring him to the English capital.
Chelsea have made a tidy profit when it comes to transfers, and it's no wonder why they're going all out this summer.
This years UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla are said to be convinced that highly rated left back Sergio Regulion will be moving to the Premier League this summer.
Regulion was on loan at Sevilla from Real Madrid, but with interest from big clubs abroad, the Spanish club may miss out on making the signing permanent.
Despite being close to wrapping up a deal for Leicester City left back Ben Chilwell, Chelsea are maintaining their interest in the Spanish player.
Regulion has massively impressed this season for Sevilla, he has attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton.
GUEHI SWANSEA STAY
According to reports, Chelsea youngster Marc Guehi is set to stay at Swansea for a season-long loan.
The defender joined the Welsh side in January, and has proved a success helping the club reach the play-off semi-finals against Brentford.
Another season in the Championship could prove vital to the players development, more minutes under his belt will do him a world of good.
Swansea boss Steve Cooper is keen to stick with a back three, and Marc Guehi is very much within those plans.
Chelsea appear to have a war chest this summer, saving money from a transfer ban which stopped them making signings for two transfer windows.
The West London club has already brought the likes of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech in, and they're set to get Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell AND Thiago Silva through the door too!
The club also remain interested in Declan Rice who'll cost a fortune as well as the free agent signing of the highly regarded French central defender, Malang Sarr.
One twitter user likened this transfer window from Chelsea, to a FIFA Career Mode!
Latest reports suggest that Chelsea are preparing a mammoth bid of around £70m for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
The bid could potentially have a player-swap involved, with Chelsea keen to get some players off the books.
West Ham have already stated that Rice is not for sale, but every player has their price and with the club rumoured to have very little money to spend in the transfer market, their hand may be forced.
The East London club appear to be rather static in the transfer market due to limited funds, Chelsea are set to bid high to bring their former academy player back to West London.
Chelsea are leading the race for exciting French central defender Malang Sarr, according to reports.
The 21-year-old left French side OGC Nice this summer after his contract expire, and he has drawn attention from some of Europe's top clubs.
Fellow London clubs Arsenal and West Ham are said to be interested in the defender too, but it seems Sarr has made his decision.
Sarr could join Chelsea this summer in Frank Lampard's defensive overhaul, with Ben Chilwell coming in and also the possibility of former PSG captain Thiago Silva.
Chelsea fans are over the moon with the clubs Summer transfer business, and rightly so with German star Kai Havertz on his way to West London.
Havertz is one of Germany's rising stars alongside Timo Werner who Chelsea now have on the books.
The German international has had an impressive start to his career scoring 47 goals in 157 games whilst also providing 31 assists.
The £90m reported fee is a rather large one, but a player with the potential Havertz has it is seen as a long-term investment.
Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan is a target for Frank Lampard's Chelsea, according to reports.
The 25-year-old has been impressive between the sticks for Lille since leaving PSG's academy back in 2015, after failing to make the step up to first team football.
Lampard's patience with current first team goalkeeper may have ran out, as he looks to complete a massive summer overhaul.
The French international is reportedly available for £20m, but Chelsea may face competition from rivals Spurs.
If the price tag is too much, Chelsea may turn to Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy as a cheaper alternative.
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