The Blues’ transfer activity has involved leaving Stamford Bridge more than joining, but with a week left in the transfer window there could be even more activity
Chelsea sent a fierce message to the Premier League with a 2-0 away win over rivals Arsenal.
Armed with Romelu Lukaku, a new Â£ 98million signing, Thomas Tuchel’s side have blown the Gunners away with a style of football that combines pace, strength, aggressiveness and precision.
Lukaku also proved exactly why the Blues shelled out so much money for his services, as he bullied Arsenal’s defense the entire game.
At the moment, the 28-year-old forward is currently Chelsea’s only signing this summer.
The Blues have also generated a lot of new transfer funds with the sales of young players such as Fikayo Tomori, Marc Guehi, Tino Livramento and Tammy Abraham.
But, their transfer activity may not be over yet, as The Mirror Sport is examining who could enter and leave Stamford Bridge.
You better call Saul
Reports The telegraph suggest Chelsea have been heavily linked with Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.
The Blues were looking to add extra steel to their midfield in case the injuries that disrupted N’Golo Kante’s campaign last season return.
It is believed the Blues could borrow the Spain midfielder with an option to buy for around Â£ 35-40million the following season.
The 26-year-old midfielder is expected to leave Diego Simeone’s side.
Tuchel looks to narrow his options in midfield
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Strange as it sounds, the Blues are both under-stocked and overloaded in midfield.
According to The telegraph, Chelsea are looking to free up space by offloading forgotten midfielders Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley.
The forgotten tripartites have all been bought out by former manager Antonio Conte, and the three appear to be heading for the exit doors, almost four years after costing the Blues Â£ 85million combined.
AC Milan are interested in taking Bakayoko on another one-season loan, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The transfer insider said on his personal twitter account: AC Milan are close to closing TiemouÃ© Bakayoko’s deal with Chelsea. Talks in progress – loan with option to buy [fee to be decided in the next hours]. ”
A forgotten star for Atalanta Medical
Another Conte signing who has been stuck with the Blues is Davide Zappacosta.
The Italian winger scored an incredible 40-yard goal on his Champions League debut for the Blues, but he hasn’t been able to keep his place in the squad since.
He has been loaned to Roma and Cagliari over the past three seasons.
However, it looks like his nightmare at Stamford Bridge is about to end as he will undergo a medical examination with Atalanta, according to Talking about team.
It is believed he will seal a Serie A return for around Â£ 8million