Chelsea News: Defensive transfer plan receives huge dent with £123m Kalidou Koulibaly blow

Chelsea News: Defensive transfer plan receives huge dent with £123m Kalidou Koulibaly blow

Here are all your latest Chelsea morning headlines on Sunday, June 19.

Juventus to hand Chelsea £123 million transfer blow

The Old Lady are preparing to inflict double damage on the Blues with two key transfer decisions that will have a knock-on effect on Todd Boehly’s plan. With Blues target Matthijs De Ligt in fresh contact negotiations amid an £86 million asking price, Juventus are aiming to partner him with a top-class Serie A star, Football Italia has reported.

Napoli’s Koulibaly, who is also a Chelsea target, is being lined up in a £36m transfer swoop meaning the Serie A underachievers in the last few seasons could inflict £123m worth of damage onto the current World Champions.

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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic likened to Paul Pogba

Chelsea transfer target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has already drawn comparisons to Paul Pogba. The Blues have numerous issues to sort out this summer including in defence, midfield and attack. It is understood that if any Chelsea midfielders were to depart this summer, it would be Jorginho who is angling for a move back to Serie A.

Chelsea’s No. 5 has been heavily linked to Juventus, who themselves need to shift out Adrien Rabiot this summer in order to complete the double swoop of Jorginho and Pogba this summer. The former Manchester United man, who left as a free agent recently and has been in the press predominantly for his controversial comments against the Red Devils in his new documentary, was tenuously linked to potentially making a move to Stamford Bridge to reunite with Les Bleus compatriot N’Golo Kanté for next season.

“He’s very similar to Pogba in that he can do everything that Pogba does.”

Read the full story here.

Ousmane Dembele transfer bombshell

Chelsea target Ousmane Dembélé has dropped a huge Barcelona transfer hint with a five-word message to a supporter whilst away on holiday.

The Blues are understood to be highly interested in the Frenchman as manager Thomas Tuchel looks to breathe new life into his Chelsea attack ahead of the 2022/23 season. If Romelu Lukaku is moved on amid Inter Milan loan talks, it is expected that Todd Boehly and his board will then nail down on incoming business. understands that the Barcelona player will make his final decision after returning from his holiday. But as it currently stands, nothing has been agreed upon salary and contract-wise between the current World Champions and Dembele’s agent Moussa Sissoko.

As Chelsea fans watch on anxiously for more developments in this ongoing transfer saga, every little hint dropped over this summer period will be micro-analysed by all wondering where the 24-year-old ends up for the 2022/23 campaign. Therefore, a clip that has surfaced on social media has proved intriguing. A Barcelona supporter who spotted Dembele on his holiday used the time in their short interaction to find out more about what’s going on and his responses were quite significant.

He was asked all three of these questions in French: “Are you staying in Barcelona? Heard anything about Chelsea You do not want to work with Tuchel?”

Read on here to find out what he said.

Source by Football London

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