CHELSEA will reportedly agree a deal to sign their top target Kai Kavertz within the next ten days.
They are also hoping to pull off a double defender deal for Brighton's Lewis Dunk and Man City's John Stones, according to reports.
Follow all the latest transfer updates from the Bridge below…
Mason Mount marked the one-year anniversary of his first Blues goal by saying it was a day he would never forget.
The Chelsea star has come through the ranks in West London and bagged his first senior goal a year ago today.
It came at home against Leicester and was a special moment for Mount.
He has been a regular fixture under Frank Lampard playing more than 50 games.
Chelsea and Man City women will be able to make FIVE subs in the Community Shield.
The rule will allow nine players to be named on the bench and will apply to the start of the Women's Super League and Championship next season.
The boards of both divisions approved the decision on Tuesday after consulting all 23 clubs.
SunSport understands clubs were worried about player burn-out and injuries having not played since February.
Inter Milan are reportedly lining up a double transfer swoop from Chelsea.
Antonio Conte wants to raid his old side for N'Golo Kante and Emerson Palmieri.
Kante could be let go by Frank Lampard to free up funds – with Kai Havertz potentially arriving for £90million.
And Palmieri is unwanted at Stamford Bridge as the club have made no secret of their desire for a new left-back.
Former Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas bigged himself up on Twitter.
Opta stats revealed midfielder Fabregas was in some pretty esteemed company when it came to the current players with the most assists in the top five European leagues.
Only Lionel Messi is ahead of Fabregas, with the 33-year-old edging out Cristiano Ronaldo in third.
Ex-Arsenal ace Fabregas replied to the tweet: “Not bad…?”
AL BE OFF
Chelsea target David Alaba could join a Premier League side in the next two weeks.
The Austria defender has rejected Bayern Munich's initial offer to extend his contract.
And Sky Sports reports he could be on the move by the end of August.
Both Manchester clubs are also reportedly interested in the converted centre-back.
HAV TO MOVE QUICK
Chelsea are “unlikely to fail” in their pursuit of Kai Havertz.
Bild reports the Bayer Leverkuen star is more than likely heading to the Blues over Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
But he will cost £90million after the club rejected the chance of any “corona discount”.
Havertz would join fellow German star Timo Werner in moving to Stamford Bridge ahead of the upcoming season.
WILL I NEVER
Former Chelsea ace Willian was reportedly offered a two-year deal by Manchester United before he joined Arsenal.
The Blues had also offered the Brazilian a two-year extension.
But the 32-year-old chose to leave on a free to join the Emirates with a three-year contract on offer from Mikel Arteta.
ESPN Brazil reports United were interested but only in a two season package.
BAK AND FORTH
Tiemoue Bakayoko could be heading back to AC Milan from Chelsea.
The midfielder returned to the Blues from a loan spell at old side Monaco earlier this year.
Reports from MilanNews.It suggest personal terms with Milan have been agreed over a summer move but the price and type of deal are still up in the air.
There is also talk of other clubs coming in for the 26-year-old – who spent 2018-19 on loan in Serie A.
Champions League semi-finalists Lyon are interested and have made contact with Chelsea and Bakayoko's agent, according to Telefoot.
Chelsea youngster Ike Ugbo has signed a new contract with the Blues and agreed to join Belgian outfit Cercle Brugge on loan for 2020-21.
The 21-year-old striker spent last season on loan in the Dutch second division.
He bagged 13 goals in 28 games for Roda JC and will join the Belgian team that is managed by former Blues coach Paul Clement.
Ugbo's deal runs until 2022 at Stamford Bridge and he has been at the club since he was nine.
TREV YOUR ENGINES
Chelsea prospect Trevoh Chalobah has signed a new deal at Stamford Bridge.
But the 21-year-old is immediately off on loan again with a deal to join FC Lorient for next season.
The defender-cum-midfielder will spend 2020-21 in Ligue 1 after playing at Huddersfield last year.
He is the younger brother of former Chelsea ace Nathaniel Chalobah who now stars for Watford.
GO ON MA-SON!
Chelsea are celebrating the one-year anniversary of Mason Mount's first goal for the club.
Boss Frank Lamapard coached Mount on loan at Derby County in 2018-19 before bringing him back to Stamford Bridge for his first season in charge.
Mount bagged his first senior goal for the Blues against Leicester.
Mount was an integral figure for Chelsea last season, featuring in more than 50 games as the West London side finished fourth to secure Champions League football.
Roman Abramovich held a secret meeting with Luka Modric on board his yacht as Chelsea tried to sign the Croatian.
Modric revealed the news in an extract of his autobiography published in The Guardian.
And the covert rendezvous in 2011, when Modric was still at Spurs, was kept under wraps.
The Blues owner said: “We know you are a quality player. I’d like you to sign for Chelsea.
“Do you think Tottenham will resist your transfer? Are they going to put up a fight?”
But Modric recalled telling him Spurs would put up a fight and sure enough Daniel Levy blocked a move before letting him leave for Real Madrid a year later.
Ethan Ampadu is hoping to impress Frank Lampard enough to be involved in the Chelsea first team next season, according to reports.
The Blues boss likes what he has seen from the young Welshman.
And the 19-year-old wants to put another loan move on hold by forcing his way into the senior set-up.
Ampadu spent last season with Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.
But it did not work out as planned for the versatile teenager, who can play in midfield or defence.
A “frustrated” Ampadu made just seven appearances across all competitions under Julian Nagelsmann.
Kai Havertz has told Bayer Leverkusen he wants to LEAVE, according to reports.
Several outlets in Germany claim that the attacking midfielder has informed the Bundesliga club he wants out.
Chelsea have reached impasse as the two clubs wrangle over an acceptable fee.
According to Bild, the club are braced for Chelsea to make a formal written offer.
Former Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain has opened the door on a move to the MLS once his contract at Juventus expires in a year’s time.
Higuain, 32, was still an important figure under Maurizio Sarri last season scoring eight goals in 32 league appearances.
But he has accepted the arrival of Andrea Pirlo is likely to see the club move in a different direction and is plotting the next chapter in his career.
Speaking to Fox Sports, he said: “For now I'm fine, I'll rest and think.
“On the 24th I go back to training, I still have one year on my contract in Italy.
“Many players go there (the MLS), and it would be nice, yes. But now I'm here. Let's see…”.
BAT FOR US
Crystal Palace are ready to get in on the act of signing Michy Batshuayi, should Leeds fail to land him.
The 26-year-old spent time at Selhurst Park on loan last season, scoring five goals in 11 games.
And according to the Evening Standard, the Eagles are interested in signing him on a full-time basis.
Belgian pal Christian Benteke is also on the books at Crystal Palace, but the 29-year-old scored just twice last season.
KANE TRANSFER ODDS
Real Madrid are favourites with the bookies to sign Harry Kane.
The Tottenham Hotspur ace has long been linked with a move away from North London, and as things stand he's 2/1 to join the Spanish giants, according to Ladbrokes.
Manchester United remain the most likely club in England to make a move at 5/2, with Juventus and PSG 9/2 shots apiece and Chelsea at 33/1.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Jose Mourinho will do well to keep hold of his star striker with a whole host of European giants seemingly queuing up for his signature.”
- Real Madrid – 2/1
- Man Utd – 5/2
- Juventus – 9/2
- PSG – 9/2
- Man City – 8/1
- Barcelona – 10/1
- Bayern Munich – 10/1
- Liverpool – 33/1
- Chelsea – 33/1
- Arsenal – 100/1
Here are some of the ins and outs Chelsea need to pull off during the off-season.
Only three and a half weeks to go before the Premier League re-start.
TAKING THE MICH
Leeds will reportedly have to stump up £20million if they wish to prise Michy Batshuayi away from Chelsea.
The 26-year-old has been deemed as surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge with Frank Lampard having an arsenal of strikers at his disposal.
Timo Werner is set to lead the line for the Blues next term, while Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham are also vying to start.
As a result, Chelsea are willing to cash in on Batshuayi as they look to raise funds for other transfers.
The Belgian international – who scored six goals in 24 games for Chelsea during the 2019/20 season – hasn’t featured in the Premier League since February 29.
But the ex-Marseille man has no shortage of suitors with West Ham one club ready to take a punt on him.
Chelsea are still interested in Lewis Dunk and John Stones, according to reports.
SunSport exclusively revealed the Blues' interest in the Brighton defender, 28, on Monday.
And the Mirror claim Frank Lampard is also interested in Manchester City centre-back Stones to bolster his back-line.
After a promising second season at City, Stones has fallen down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola and appears to have lost confidence.
The 26-year-old played 16 Premier League games last season, less than half of the entire campaign, and will have to fight with new boy Nathan Ake for a place in the team.
Chelsea are still interested in signing Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.
Frank Lampard has targeted the left-back as the player who can occupy that position for years to come.
But Leicester's £80million price tag has put off the Blues, who want the East Midlands club to lower their asking price.
According to Sky Sports News, Chelsea are still interested in signing the 23-year-old, who they hope can be the long-term heir to Ashley Cole's berth in the back line.
Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol wrote in his column: “We are told to look out for developments this week.
“If a move for Chilwell cannot be agreed then another target, Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico, is available for less than half the price.
“Lampard is not convinced by the left-backs he currently has in his squad and Emerson Palmieri is set to move to Inter Milan after they finish their Europa League campaign.”
NOT ANY MAR
Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla has agreed personal terms with Inter Milan ahead of a summer transfer, according to reports.
The 20-year-old has drawn admiring glances from around Europe with his displays in Serie A over the past 12 months.
Manchester United and Chelsea are both believed to have looked at the one-cap Albania international.
But according to Fabrizio Romano, Antonio Conte's Inter have won the race for his signature.
Kumbulla has agreed personal terms with the Italian giants, with a five-year deal on the table.
Inter still have to settle a fee with Hellas Verona, however, before they can officially snap up the highly-rated defender.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is enjoying his post-season holiday.
The Chelsea winger shared a picture disembarking from a private jet.
Hudson-Odoi has already been on holiday for several days, after Chelsea's season finished by being dumped out of the Champions League 10 days ago.
He posted a picture grinning from a swimming pool only a few days before.
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HAVERTZ LATEST: STALEMATE
Chelsea have been asked to cough up £90MILLION should they wish to bring Kai Havertz to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The Evening Standard claim the Blues have been told they need to pay the eye-watering cost for the playmaker.
Bayer Leverkusen are reportedly in no hurry to part company with their 21-year-old starlet who piqued the Blues’ interest this season.
But should they decide to sell, it is likely they will want the full amount for their player.
Leverkusen are reportedly among the teams who are having to balance their books with the Covid-19 pandemic putting a dent in the budgets of many European sides.
GOOD MORNING CHELSEA FANS
Football’s return to pre-season training has been thrown into chaos by the quarantine rules.
And players have been warned they cannot cheat the system by holidaying in a country outside the UK’s safe list then fly back from a different country which does not require 14 days of isolation.
The Premier League has written to every club to alert them anyone who has travelled to any of the 155 nations with high levels of Covid-19 must go into lockdown before returning to work.
Even those testing negative for coronavirus will not be exempted.
It has been suggested that some anxious players have been holidaying in Spain and then returned to the UK via Greece or Germany to avoid going into quarantine.
A Government spokesperson said: “If you have been in a country that is not exempt from our travel restrictions, you must self-isolate for 14 days.
“If you travel from that country to one which is exempt for, say, four days, you will still need to isolate for ten days when you return to the UK.”
And with most top-flight teams returning to training this week, it has left a number of stars struggling to beat the deadline.
It was a very quiet day in transfers as negotiations for £90m-rated Kai Havertz hit a stalemate.
And reports emerged suggesting Hakim Ziyech 'would have ran' to join Roma and only completed Chelsea transfer as Italians refused to pay up.
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