This transfer window is likely to throw up some tough decisions for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard to make.
Lampard is experiencing his first summer window at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea’s transfer ban, and the Londoners have already made positive moves in the market.
Both Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner will add world-class qualities in attack with Kai Havertz also believed to be on the cusp of signing for the club.
Elsewhere, defensive issues will most likely need addressing, and entering the transfer market could be the most logical way of doing that. Liverpool demonstrated a few years ago just how effective the right players can be, with Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker transforming the club into title contenders.
Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumours.
Chelsea eye Atletico defender
Chelsea have reportedly made Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez the club’s top defensive transfer target this summer.
The Daily Star reports that Lampard is eager to sign the central defender to address issues at the back.
The 25-year-old is understood to have a release clause of £110m but Football Insider claims Chelsea hope to land their man for £60m this summer.
Gimenez’s arrival at Stamford Bridge would mark a significant step in the direct direction for Chelsea as they look to balance out the squad after multiple attacking arrivals.
Blues in ‘advanced talks’ with highly-rated Madrid left-back
Advanced talks are reportedly underway between Chelsea and Real Madrid over the transfer of Sergio Reguilon.
According to ESPN, the 23-year-old left-back is already in advanced talks to join the Blues this summer after an impressive loan spell with Sevilla.
The report also states that a fee of around €25m (£22.5m) could be enough for the west London side to secure the full-back’s services before the end of the transfer window.
Chelsea were believed to have made Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell the main target to address problems at left-back but Reguilon would certainly be a more cost-effective option for the Blues to explore.
Gallagher transfer stance outlined amid Premier League interest
Conor Gallagher is reportedly available for another loan move next season as Chelsea look to continue the youngster’s development.
the Blues are open to loaning the 20-year-old out next season as long as the destination matches Chelsea’s style of play.
Crystal Palace and 11 other clubs are believed to be chasing the highly-rated midfielder’s signature after he impressed on loan in the Championship last season.
Impressive spells with both Charlton Athletic and Swansea City demonstrated Gallagher’s capabilities and a loan move to the Premier League could be the natural next step in his personal development.