Chelsea have an “enormous interest” in Barcelona defensive star Ronald Araujo, according to reports, as his contract situation becomes a pressing issue at Camp Nou. Defence is an area Chelsea are looking to reinforce for the future. Four of their current options at centre-back are out of contract in 2022.
Chelsea transfer news: Matthijs De Ligt and Jules Kounde to become the new Blues defence, with FOUR centre-backs out of contract next summer
Chelsea transfer news is often sensational - but one report is suggesting that there could be an all-new centre-back partnership at the club next season. The Blues have a whopping four defenders out of contract next summer. Thiago Silva is 37 and on a rolling deal at the moment, while captain Cesar Azpilicueta is well into his thirties, too.
Gus Poyet urges Chelsea to sign Sevilla star Jules Kounde Speaking to Genting Casino (h/t Football.London), former Chelsea player Gus Poyet has asked the club to secure the signature of Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde, Poyet managed the player during his time in charge of Bordeaux and has given him the seal of approval.
Chelsea could be gearing up for a busy January transfer window with a bunch of deals to be done. The January transfer window opens in little over four weeks and Chelsea could be one of the busier clubs in the Premier League. Thomas Tuchel's side sit top of the table a third of the way through the campaign.
Chelsea were extremely close to making a huge signing in the summer transfer window. Marina Granovskaia won the 'Best Director' accolade at the Golden Boy awards on Monday afternoon for her efforts in bringing Chelsea the UEFA Champions League with incredible negotiations in the past few years. And her only failing over the summer in the pursuit of Jules Kounde is set to be revisited in January - with a huge endorsement given by Chelsea hero Gus Poyet.
Carefree Chelsea's Anita Abayomi and Jai Mcintosh discussed Trevoh Chalobah's Champions League debut against Juventus... This is a debut season for Trevoh Chalobah, especially after scoring his first goal in his first game in the Champions League against Juventus. Earlier on in the season, he scored his first Premier League goal in the Blues 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.
While Manchester United's search for a new manager rumbles on, one name being linked has ruled himself out as another eyes some defensive reinforcements at Old Trafford Manchester United's Champions League adventure will continue into the New Year after goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho saw the Red Devils overcome Villarreal and secure qualification to the last 16.
Chelsea have held talks with a defensive target as Thomas Tuchel is slowly losing grip on a key pair of players, according to a report. The Blues were in the market for a new centre-back in the summer. But missing out on Jules Kounde wasn’t an issue as they currently have enough options.
Gus Poyet has urged Chelsea to sign Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde in the summer transfer window. Kounde wanted to move to Stamford Bridge last summer, with Chelsea keen to do a deal for the 22-year-old France international. The Champions League holders initially believed they had reached an agreement over Kounde’s fee, only for Sevilla to raise their asking price by €15m (£12.8m) to €80m (£68.5m), a figure which Chelsea refused to match.
Trevoh Chalobah's goal on Tuesday night has continued his love story with Chelsea after what could have been very different season if things went a certain way Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah has informed future Cobham graduates how to navigate a way into the Blues' first team. Chalobah, 22, scored the opening goal in Thomas Tuchel's sides 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League as the defender set the team on the way to grab control of Group H.
Transfer News: Chelsea eye Jules Kounde of Sevilla to offset the likely departure of Antonio Rudiger According to Nizaar Kinsella of GOAL, as quoted by Pys (h/t Football.London), Chelsea have decided to make Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde their primary defensive target to compensate for the increasingly likely departure of Antonio Rudiger.
Chelsea are being linked with both Jules Kounde and Wesley Fofana, so football.london takes a close look at how the Thomas Tuchel could line up if the Blues sign both Chelsea's defensive situation is an interesting one, with three centre-backs seeing their contracts at Stamford Bridge expire at the end of the season.
JUVENTUS defender Matthijs de Ligt continues to be linked with a move to Stamford Bridge as agent Mino Raiola remains coy about his future. Chelsea are desperate for reinforcements at the back with Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen out of contract at the end of the season. And after failing with a move for Jules Kounde in the summer Thomas Tuchel has now reportedly turned his attention to the 22-year-old De Ligt.
Mirror Football brings you the latest transfer rumours from Old Trafford ahead of the January window - including an update on Donny van de Beek's Manchester United future Manchester United have been linked with several players in recent weeks as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to revive their stuttering season.
Transfer News: Manchester United enquire about the possibility of signing Sevilla star Jules Kounde According to transfer news on Estadio Deportivo (h/t Manchester Evening News), Manchester United have enquired about the possibility of signing Sevilla star Jules Kounde. The recently turned 23-year-old has been exquisite at the back for the Spanish club in recent seasons.
Latest Manchester United transfer news and gossip Manchester United have received the green light to complete a transfer for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde. Kounde has been linked with a move to Old Trafford while Premier League rivals Chelsea have also been credited with an interest. Thomas Tuchel's side saw a move for the Frenchman break down in the summer because they were not keen on triggering Kounde's £68 million release clause.
The latest Chelsea transfer news and rumours, including updates on Jules Kounde, Adrien Rabiot and Cesar Azpilicueta There are just a few days remaining of the international break and Chelsea supporters will be excited to see their team back in action on Saturday afternoon. The Blues go to Leicester City in the early kick-off of the weekend as Thomas Tuchel looks to extend his team's advantage at the top of the Premier League table.