Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Wesley Fofana £70m BID, Anthony Gordon transfer request, Aubameyang signing IMMINENT | The Sun

CHELSEA have made an offer of £70m plus add-ons for Leicester's Wesley Fofana, according to reports.

However, this has still not been enough to prize the Foxes hand as they instantly rejected it.

But the Blues have received a massive boost in their pursuit of Anthony Gordon, with the striker reported to have told Everton he wants a move to Stamford Bridge.

The Toffees striker has also removed all reference to the club on Instagram.

And the Blues are said to be incredibly confident of landing his signature before the window closes, with a bid of £50m plus £10m in add-ons ready.

Chelsea have also agreed personal terms with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as Thomas Tuchel brings in some much-needed firepower.

Reports from Spain claim that a £18.5m deal plus £4m in add-ons is imminent.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Gordon keen on Chelsea

    Everton star Anthony Gordon has told the club he wants to sign for Chelsea

    That is according to The Athletic, who claim Gordon is very keen on making the move to Stamford Bridge.

    They report claims the 21-year-old wants to play Champions League football and believes the move will boost his chances of an England spot at this winter's World Cup.

    The Athletic understand the Blues are ready to pay £50million plus £10m in potential add-ons for the winger

  • Kostas Lianos

    Third Fofana bid rejected

    Leicester have rejected a third bid by Chelsea for Wesley Fofana worth £70million.

    According to Sky Sports, the Blues' latest offer was believed to be £60m with a possible £10m in add-ons.

    But the additional fees were described as "ambitious" targets and therefore the grand total of £70m was unlikely to be reached.

    Fofana wants to move to Stamford Bridge and was left out of the Foxes' defeat to Southampton

  • Kostas Lianos

    Jude Bellingham reminder

    Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have been dealt a transfer blow in their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.

    That’s because Real Madrid are set to buy Bellingham using their £70million Casemiro windfall after the star midfielder joined United.

    According to Marca, the Red Devils have blocked themselves from getting the England International.

    Bellingham, also linked with the Blues and the Reds, is a top target for Real this summer.

    The Spanish champs were already targeting a move for the 19-year-old next summer.

    But with an extra £70m in the kitty from Casemiro’s departure, Los Blancos are now more confident than ever of having enough funds to sign the England international ahead of United, Chelsea and Liverpool

  • James Colasanti

    Blues in Saint-Maximin hunt

    Chelsea are the 7/2 second favourites to sign Newcastle's flying winger Allan Saint-Maximin.

    Toon boss Eddie Howe says the star is going nowhere but the bookies have complied odds indicating he could end up in London.

    Tottenham are 2/1 favourites with Betfair to sign the 25-year-old, who terrorised Manchester City's defence in an exciting 3-3 at St James' Park on Sunday.

  • James Colasanti

    Chelsea linked with Porto's Pepe

    Chelsea have enquired about the availability of Porto winger Pepe, according to Portuguese outlet Record.

    But the Gunners will have to dig deep again to land their target as his club apparently will not let the 25-year-old winger leave for any less than his release clause of £59million.

  • James Colasanti

    West Ham plot Gallagher move

    West Ham are set to make an ambitious bid for Chelsea star Conor Gallagher, SunSport has exclusively revealed.

    The 22-year-old midfielder has featured in all three of the Blues' Prem games so far this season but may struggle to keep his place when N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic return from injury.

    That could pave the way for the Hammers to table a £40million raid for the England star or see if the Blues will let them take him on loan for the rest of the season.

    Conor Gallagher has been given a chance in the first team at Chelsea this seasonCredit: Getty
  • James Colasanti

    Chalobah 'keen on Inter loan'

    Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah would be willing to join Inter Milan on loan, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.

    The versatile centre-half, 23, who has also been linked with Aston Villa, has been sub for all of the Blues' opening three Prem games and looks set for a move in this window.

  • James Colasanti

    Do Chelsea lack creativity?

    Chelsea's problem as an attacking force is due to a lack of creativity rather than the absence of a ruthless No 9, according to Football London.

    They suggest that despite the clamour to fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku's return on loan to Inter Milan, the real problem lies elsewhere.

    Their analysis says: "More are coming round to accepting a conversation that began not long into [Thomas] Tuchel's reign over a severe lack of creativity.

    "Even in the glow of that historic Champions League win, the league form and results by the end of the 2020/21 campaign had given enough evidence to suggest Chelsea's attacking approach was flawed."

  • James Colasanti

    Gordon 'wants Chelsea move'

    Everton star Anthony Gordon has told them he wants to sign for Chelsea, according to The Athletic.

    They report the 21-year-old winger wants to play Champions League football and believes the move will boost his chances of an England spot at this winter's World Cup.

    The Athletic understand the Blues are ready to pay £50million plus £10m in potential add-ons.

  • James Colasanti

    Palmieri medical at West Ham

    Chelsea's Emerson Palmieri is reportedly undergoing a medical today ahead of a £15million move to West Ham.

    The Italy left-back has a successful loan spell with Lyon last season but has failed to nail down a Blues spot under managers Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri or Thomas Tuchel since signing from Roma in 2018.

    Emerson Palmieri is on the brink of joining West Ham
  • James Colasanti

    Bayern 'enter De Jong chase'

    German heavyweights Bayern Munich have entered the race to sign Frenkie de Jong, according to journalist Gerard Romero.

    Manchester United have been trying to seal a deal for the Barcelona midfielder all summer, with Prem rivals Chelsea also keen to get him.

    Apparently, Bayern have now proposed a loan deal with an option to buy the Dutch star, whose complicated wage and contractual arrangement with the Catalans has made his exit far from simple.

  • James Colasanti

    Is Gordon worth the chase?

    With news Chelsea might have to shell-out up to £65million to land Anthony Gordon, the debate has started over whether he is worth that kind of fee.

    The quick 21-year-old winger has slowly built a solid reputation since making his Everton debut in 2017, and with a short spell on loan at Preston.

    Sky Sports pundits have discussed Gordon's merits and it sounds like Liverpool legend Graeme Souness believes he is still a work in progress.

    Souness said: "He's a dribbler and he's quick enough.

    "But for me, he goes to ground a bit too easily but that's a lot of money for someone who's only played 50 games.

    "It's not screaming at you when you see him play that he's going to be a top man."

  • James Colasanti

    Auba to Chelsea ‘imminent’

    A deal to take Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona to Chelsea is “imminent”, according to sports journalist Rudy Galetti.

    He tweeted the clubs have reached an agreement over a fee of just under £17million plus bonuses which would see the former Arsenal skipper make a quick return to the Prem.

    The Gabon striker only joined the LaLiga giants in February after his well-publicised disciplinary problems at the Gunners.

  • James Colasanti

    New Chelsea £60m Gordon bid

    AFTER seeing bids up to £45million rejected by Everton for Anthony Gordon, Chelsea look set to up their offer to £60m.

    The Toffees have consistently said their versatile 21-year-old forward is not for sale.

    But with serious money on the table their resolve will be tested as the London club look to sharpen up an attack which underwhelmed in Sunday's 3-0 defeat at Leeds.

  • Matt Penn

    Leao links

    Chelsea are now also linked with AC Milan star Rafael Leao.

    A move for the winger could see the Blues send a player in the way of the Italian club as part of the deal.

    Hakim Ziyech was linked with a move to Milan earlier this summer but it looks like he may re-join Ajax.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Good morning Chelsea fans

    Chelsea and Everton have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Brentford star Ivan Toney ahead of transfer deadline day.

    United are keen on Toney and could launch a bid, but they may not be the only ones.

    According to the Mirror, the Blues and the Toffees also see the 26-year-old as the answer to their respective forward problems.

    The West Londoners are still looking to bolster their attack after losing Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner to Inter Milan and RB Leipzig respectively.

    Meanwhile, Leicester star Wesley Fofana had been left out of Brendan Rodgers’ starting line-up as he is “not in the right frame of mind” amid transfer interest from Chelsea.

    Rodgers confirmed the reason for Fofana’s absence before the Foxes’ Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday.

    He told Sky Sports: “I mentioned in the week about coming into a Premier League game and maybe we have some players that just aren’t in the right frame of mind.”

    Rodgers added during a press conference: “If the players aren’t totally focused and committed to the club and being here, or for whatever reason just aren’t in the right mindset, that won’t help us.

    “We have to ensure everyone is really focused in order for us to play the best game we can. I will always assess that after the sessions.”

    And Chelsea have submitted a bid for Barcelona star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and offered Marcos Alonso in exchange.

    Barca have been linked with a move for Alonso for most of the summer transfer window after already pinching Andreas Christensen off the Blues.

    And though the West Londoners previously ended negotiations to sell the defender to the Catalans, they have now offered up the Spaniard along with £15million for Aubameyang, according to The Athletic.

    It is believed negotiating personal terms with the centre-forward will not be a problem, with the Gabon international opting to join Chelsea over Manchester United.

    But the ex-Arsenal star is happy at the Nou Camp and would like to stay – with Barca manager Xavi also wanting to keep hold of him.

    However, the Blaugrana need to sell to ease their financial turmoil and wish to remove his £80,000-a-week salary from their wage bill.

    Finally, Chelsea are weighing up a shock bid for Brighton ace Adam Webster.

    Webster is seen as an alternative to Leicester ace Fofana, claim the Daily Mail.

    The Foxes are holding out for £80m despite the France international wanting a move away and being dropped by manager Rodgers as a result.

    The Blues are a long way off matching the price tag Leicester have put on the centre-back after seeing two bids rejected.

    If they don't lower their demands they are willing to switch their focus on Webster.

    The defender has impressed at Brighton playing a key role in their solid defensive set-up and their possession-based system.

  • Kostas Lianos

    Surprise Morata return

    Chelsea are considering a surprise move for former striker Alvaro Morata if they fail to land Barcelona star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    The Blues are growing increasingly frustrated with their pursuit of Aubameyang, refusing to meet Barca's value of the forward while attempting to include Marcos Alonso as part of the agreement.

    It means manager Thomas Tuchel may be forced to look elsewhere for a centre-forward, and Diario SPORT understand that Atletico Madrid's Morata is on the shortlist.

    The 29-year-old previously made 74 appearances for the West Londoners between 2017 and 2020, scoring 24 goals

  • Kostas Lianos

    Zi you later

    Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech's brother has dropped a major hint that he could be set to return to Ajax.

    Abdullah Ziyech took to Instagram to post an image of Hakim in the Ajax kit.

    The 29-year-old is unhappy at Stamford Bridge due to a lack of game time and he wants a move away this summer.

    Since making the move to West London back in 2020 for a fee of £36million, the winger has scored 14 goals in 84 matches.

    At the Eredivisie champions, the Moroccan's record is much improved netting 49 goals and registering 81 assists in 165 games.

    Ziyech was a fan favourite at Ajax winning a league title and a domestic cup while also playing an integral role in the club's run to the Champions League semi-final in 2019

    Credit: Getty
  • Kostas Lianos

    Gor dropping statement

    Fans have noticed Anthony Gordon take Everton out of his Instagram bio amid transfer interest from Chelsea.

    The Blues are believed to have had two bids in the region of £40million and £45m rejected by the Toffees.

    Fans of both clubs pointed out on social media the lack of Everton links in Gordon's Instagram bio.

    Frank Lampard's team are determined to hold on to their prized player and insisted they will not welcome any more bids.

    Everton have waved away verbal offers from both Tottenham and Newcastle.

    The 21-year-old who has three years left on his current contract, had indicated he was prepared to move to London to play for either Spurs or Chelsea

  • Kostas Lianos

    Tuch & go

    Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been handed a second FA charge for his reactions to the derby draw with Tottenham.

    Tuchel has already lodged an appeal against the one-match touchline ban and £35,000 fine imposed for his part in the post-match dust-up with Spurs boss Antonio Conte.

    But now the German tactician faces a huge fine after accusing referee Anthony Taylor of being biased against the Blues.

    In his post-match interviews, Tuchel was asked if Taylor should not take charge of the West Londoners' matches again and said: “Maybe it would be better”

  • Kostas Lianos

    United Harry up

    Manchester United are set to block a transfer exit for captain Harry Maguire after Chelsea made a shock enquiry.

    According to The Guardian, the Blues are interested in signing Maguire this summer.

    The West Londoners' top target remains Leicester ace Wesley Fofana.

    But Chelsea have failed with two bids for Fofana and the Foxes are demanding a whopping £85million to sell.

    Leicester’s position has seen Chelsea turn their attention to the England international as an alternative

  • Kostas Lianos

    Luk would have it

    Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez revealed he spoke to Romelu Lukaku every day during his horror Chelsea stay.

    Lautaro told Sky Italia: '"I am very happy he came back because he said we need to battle against everyone. He’ll give us a big hand and we will continue battling alongside him.

    "We kept in contact and spoke every day from the moment he left. He is a great help to this team.

    "We all want to keep improving, we have four talented strikers and all bring different characteristics"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Parlour on Aubameyang

    Arsenal hero Ray Parlour still thinks Barcelona star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can succeed at Chelsea.

    Parlour added: “For me it’s a no brainer for Chelsea, it really is.

    “[Timo] Werner has gone back to RB Leipzig, so they’re lacking goals.

    “So Aubameyang will definitely score. Before he signed his new contract at Arsenal, he was brilliant. He won the FA Cup for Arsenal on his own.

    “So he’d be a good signing, if you can get him for one season, he’ll be coming back to prove people wrong that’s what he’ll be trying to do”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Auba to you

    Arsenal hero Ray Parlour believes Barcelona star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could harm Chelsea’s Champions League pursuit.

    Parlour told TalkSPORT: “I don’t think Arsenal fans would be too happy.

    “[Chelsea are] Arsenal’s rivals, that’s who they’re going to be competing with if they’re going to try and get in that top four this season.

    “But Aubameyang has been pushed out, he might want to play in the Premier League still, Mikel Arteta made it clear he’s going to be leaving”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Thomas Tuchel warning

    Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel warned his players they won't be able to win matches if they keep giving goals away like they did against Leeds.

    Tuchel said: “If we give goals away like this that are unnecessary when we are totally in charge, we cannot win matches.

    “We lost the game in the first 20 minutes — we were clearly better and had huge chances. But we did not take what we deserved. We stopped doing good and gave two presents away.

    “We got frustrated but it is what it is. This is the squad. My energy goes to the squad we have, we try to make the squad better but if we don’t, we fight with what we have”

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