Chelsea’s defence will probably be right down to the naked bones with an exodus from their backline on the finish of the season set to go away Thomas Tuchel brief on skilled gamers within the membership’s rearguard.
Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta are all set to go away for pastures new in the summertime when their contracts at Stamford Bridge expire whereas Marcos Alonso has additionally been strongly tipped to go away.
Tuchel will make defensive reinforcements his precedence as quickly because the membership are capable of signal gamers when their switch embargo is lifted following the sale of the Premier League by Roman Abramovich to incoming owner Todd Boehly within the close to future. Mirror Sport has rounded up the most recent Chelsea switch information and rumours.
Inter and Juve defenders linked
Chelsea are concentrating on Inter MIlan centre again Milian Skriniar as one of many males they wish to strengthen their defence subsequent season. The membership’s major goal is Sevilla defender Jules Kounde – however Skriniar has been on Chelsea’s radar for a while and a bid is probably going. However the Stamford Bridge membership will want no less than two new central defenders this summer season.
In response to Italian outlet Gazzetta, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham have all reportedly proven curiosity within the 27-year-old centre-back. Inter although are hoping to maintain Skriniar on the membership by providing him a brand new deal. The Slovakian will probably be into the ultimate yr of his contract subsequent season and will depart as a free agent as he enters into his prime years.
Chelsea are additionally reportedly within the operating to signal Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, regardless of a brand new contract provide being on the desk from the Serie A giants for the Dutchman. The 22-year-old has lengthy been linked with a transfer to the Premier League. De Ligt was extremely touted to go to England previous to heading to Juve in a deal price round £63million in July 2019. Manchester United have been initially earlier than they ultimately moved for Harry Maguire. Not although, it’s Chelsea named as a possible suitor, additionally in keeping with Gazzetta.
HAVE YOUR SAY! Who ought to Chelsea signal in the summertime? Let us know in the comments section
DeFodi Photographs by way of Getty Photographs)
Colwill in competition
Fulham, Bournemouth, and Huddersfield are all set to be disillusioned this summer season if they’re hoping to recruit Chelsea teenager Levi Colwill. In response to the Evening Standard, Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel intends to carry the extremely rated Colwill again to Stamford Bridge this summer season to have a great have a look at him in pre-season. Colwill has had a extremely profitable mortgage spell at Huddersfield this season, with the 19-year-old has enjoying an integral half in guiding the Terriers to the play-off ultimate following their 2-1 combination semi-final win over Luton.
Kante nonetheless key
Tuchel has insisted that he doesn’t wish to see N’Golo Kante depart Stamford Bridge this summer season. Kante is within the final yr of his Chelsea contract, and talks are anticipated to start ona new deal quickly, in keeping with Chelsea news. Tuchel stated “He’s our key, key, key participant, however key, key, key gamers must be on the pitch,” Tuchel stated on Kante. “He performs solely 40% of the video games, then it’s perhaps a miracle that we arrive in third place. He’s our Mo Salah, he’s our Van Dijk, he’s our De Bruyne. He’s merely that participant, he’s our Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. He’s that man who makes the distinction, and when you solely have him for 40%, then it’s a enormous drawback.”