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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Hello and welcome to your football.london Chelsea live blog on Thursday, August 4. Transfer business is starting to heat up for the Blues, with three signings made so far, though plenty more are expected. A deal for Marc Cucurella was said to have been reached, though Brighton have since denied any such agreement as the saga takes another twist. Should the Spaniard join, he would have to be registered in time for the team's trip to Everton at the weekend in their season opener. Thomas Tuchel has questioned how competitive his side will be in the early weeks of the campaign, with plenty more work to be done on the squad in the market. With that said, make sure to keep the blog locked during the day as we bring you the latest from west London! Have your say on your club with our big Chelsea forum! Answer questions on everything from overall happiness with the club to how you think the transfer window has been so far. Click here to answer!09:54Tom ColeyInstant Fofana rejectionShareComments09:49Tom ColeyTuchel's Ronaldo links in Ziyech planChelsea could be about to see a reunion between a former manager and player as they look to clean up the playing squad ahead of the Premier League opener against Everton on Saturday.Thomas Tuchel has made it all too clear that he wants to shake up of the squad with a group of players that want to leave the club, and progress has picked up this week as Todd Boehly shifts into gear to make key additions and subtractions from the current crop.With exits becoming closer for Malang Sarr, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Ross Barkley, as well as Timo Werner actively seeking to depart as well, Tuchel's wish could be about to come true as his batch of players is trimmed.Read the full story, here.ShareComments09:43Tom ColeySesko's Chelsea successAs one of European football's hottest young prospects, RB Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko has been linked with a variety of clubs, with Chelsea the latest to show interest.Despite being a target of Manchester United, the Blues might have flown under the radar as a potential buyer after United suddenly faced complications with the deal. Chelsea's difficult transfer window looks to have improved recently, with younger Gaga Slonina joining Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly at the Blues, whilst Aston Villa prodigy Carney Chukwuemeka looks set to sign. Now, the Blues could be ready to chase another sought-after youngster in Sesko if United continue to ponder on the move.It's believed that new owner Todd Boehly personally travelled to see Sesko's representatives for a meeting about acquiring the 19-year-old's talents recently. The striker scored the only goal in a pre-season victory over Liverpool, with the tall, powerful and speedy striker drawing links to ex-Salzburg forward Erling Haaland.Read the full story, here.ShareComments09:40Tom ColeyBefore it's too late...In what has been an extremely frustrating transfer window for Chelsea supporters, there is now a sense of real excitement with less than a month remaining. It's been a summer of missing out on targets for the Blues, with Barcelona hijacking deals for both Raphinha and Jules Kounde.Now, though, Chelsea are looking to become like Barcelona and hijack a couple of deals from their Premier League rivals. The Blues, on Tuesday evening, submitted a bid in the region of £50million to Brighton for Marc Cucurella.football.london understands the Blues have already agreed on personal terms with the Spaniard and have now matched Brighton's asking price. It remains to be seen how the Seagulls respond to the latest offer for Cucurella, but it's the price they asked Manchester City to pay earlier in the summer before talks broke down with the Premier League champions.Read the current state of play, here.ShareComments09:33Tom ColeyFofana wants Chelsea move ShareComments09:23Tom ColeyFailed Fofana bidMore to come on this shortly.ShareComments08:57Tom ColeyFabregas' Chelsea obligation Cesc Fabregas knows what Chelsea is all about. Under 12 months after arriving for £27m from Barcelona in the summer of 2014, the midfielder had lifted to Premier League crown after being an integral part of Jose Mourinho's title-winning machine.Although his second season was the infamously bad 2015/16, he again would play a role under Antonio Conte in the arguably better title win the next season. Add a League Cup in 2015 and FA Cup in 2018 by the time Fabregas left Stamford Bridge for Monaco in 2019. He had become accustomed to winning silverware.Now at Serie B side Como at the twilight of his career, Fabregas was asked about Chelsea's current state heading into the new season, and it did not take him long to reflect on the weight of expectation he became accustomed to.Read more, here.ShareComments08:39Tom ColeyInterest, but that's all ShareComments08:22Tom ColeyTuchel's striker reunionChelsea's scattergun transfer window has reached full throttle as Todd Boehly looks to add a new forward to Thomas Tuchel's side before the end of the transfer window.The Blues are already in talks for moves both in and out of the club for Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana, Frenkie de Jong, Levi Colwill, Carney Chukwuemeka, Malang Sarr and Ross Barkley, but have now added a shock ex-Premier League forward to their list of possible signings this summer.Having already completed moves for Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, Tuchel is clearly valuing a mix of experience and youth and has also favoured Premier League players in his attempts to bolster his squad, a move which has led them to enquire about Cristiano Ronaldo already.Read more, here.Aubameyang had a brilliant record at Borussia Dortmund under Tuchel.
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. There's not many players more popular than Frenkie de Jong.The 25-year-old, who has looked as if he was Manchester United-bound since the window opened, and has been liked by Chelsea since he was playing at Ajax, football.london understands. Now, it's understood the Blues have started talks with Barcelona over the signing of De Jong.There's quiet confidence from Chelsea that they can strike a deal with Barcelona, but the player's stance over a move is not yet known. Thomas Tuchel thinks De Jong can bring some much-needed creativity to his side's midfield.Read the full story, here.ShareCommentsLuke ThrowerDe Jong boostChelsea have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with the Spanish club reducing their valuation of the Dutchman.ShareCommentsLuke ThrowerColwill exitChelsea academy prospect Levi Colwill is set to leave the club to join Brighton this summer, according to reports.The 19-year-old will join the Seagulls on a permanent deal, but the Blues will include a buy back clause.ShareComments07:45Tom ColeyKoulibaly's Chelsea dreamKalidou Koulibaly is at Chelsea to win. And knows that attitude is expected of him. "I don’t come with arrogant behaviour, I come with a lot of respect for everybody," the centre-back says. "But I know that Chelsea is a big team. A team that has to win. A team that’s used to winning."A pursuit that started seven years ago under Antonio Conte came to an end this summer as Koulibaly, at the age of 31 years old, opted to leave Napoli for Chelsea. That was not an easy decision. The Senegal international was adored by supporters of the Serie A side and was even named an honorary citizen of Naples in 2019. The affection ran deep.Yet the lingering desire to move to the Premier League and enjoy a new experience, a new culture, tempted Koulibaly away. And when Chelsea once again returned with an offer for the defender last month, the time was right for Koulibaly and Napoli to part ways.Read the full story, here.ShareComments07:45Tom ColeyDirector of football importance "I have to think long, medium and short term. Investments, if they are made badly, can haunt and stop progression for a long time after that."Those were the words of Paul Mitchell, the current sporting director of Monaco, to Sky Sports in a recent interview about his role. Mitchell has been linked with the permanent sporting director position at Chelsea that Todd Boehly is hoping to fill before Christmas."We build squads over a period of time, and sometimes people look at recruitment as being very reactive and emotional," Mitchell detailed. "But it has to be more premeditated than that. We spent €350m over the two years previous to me coming in, and it didn't go well."Read the full story, here.LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp Signs A Contract Extension and chats with Sporting Director Michael Edwards and Mike Gordon FSG President and Liverpool F.C owner at Melwood Training Ground on December 13, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images) (Image: (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images))ShareComments07:42Tom ColeyCucurella still doneShareCommentsLuke ThrowerCucurella twistBrighton have denied any agreement being reached for defender Marc Cucurella at this stage.The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, with reports claiming a deal worth roughly £50million had been settled upon.ShareComments07:37Tom ColeyZiyech to Manchester United?!ShareCommentsLuke ThrowerShock Aubameyang moveChelsea are said to be eyeing a shock move for former Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang...ShareCommentsLuke ThrowerGood morning!Hello and welcome to today's Chelsea live blog. Here's a look at the biggest stories ahead of the day.ORLANDO, FL - JULY 23: Raheem Sterling (17) of Chelsea during a game between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Camping World on July 23, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski/ISI Photos/Getty Images)ShareComments
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