Chelsea handed Tchouameni boost and stand ready to sell Zouma to Tottenham
Chelsea transfer news
In this article we will bring you all of today’s Chelsea transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the rest of this month.
Chelsea handed Tchouameni boost
Firstly, Chelsea have been seemingly handed a boost in their pursuit of Monaco midfielder Aurelian Tchouameni this summer.
Hearing Chelsea have held fresh talks with Tchouameni reps.
Some big decisions to make in the final stages of the window…
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) August 19, 2021
The Bues are thought to be interested in strengthening in central midfield, with the 21-year-old one of their top targets.
It was thought that they would face competition from Manchester United for his signature, but transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has since clarified the situation.
Manchester United are currently not working to sign Aurélien Tchouaméni from AS Monaco this summer. No talks or direct contacts as of now, same for Corentin Tolisso. 🔴 #MUFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 19, 2021
And as per Romano, the Reds are not currently working on a deal for the youngster, leaving the path clear for Chelsea to swoop in.
Trio leave on loan
The Blues have managed to confirm three loan exits in the past 24 hours. Michy Batshuayi has joined Turkish outfit Besiktas, Brazilian winger Kenedy has joined Flamengo (where he will link up with Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira).
Chelsea’s Kenedy has joined Flamengo on loan
The Brazilian side have a €10m purchase option 💰 pic.twitter.com/dEiXH250f3
— Goal (@goal) August 18, 2021
Finally, it seems as though Emerson is set to join Lyon for the upcoming season.
Done deal, confirmed @lequipe. Emerson Palmieri will join OL on loan from Chelsea – his contract will be extended until June 2023. 🔵 #OL #CFC
Chelsea are also in talks with AC Milan for Bakayoko, Fiorentina/Atalanta for Zappacosta and OM [trying to hijack Genk deal] for Ugbo. https://t.co/Ro6VUyWtD9
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 18, 2021
For Chelsea fans, they will be hoping that movement can be seen on the likes of Ross Barkley, Danny Drinkwater and Charly Musonda, all of whom were out on loan last campaign.
Zouma to depart?
Finally, Kurt Zouma could be set for a cross-Capital switch, with Tottenham rumoured to be interested in his services.
the interest of @SpursOfficial in @KurtZouma is True ✅ @ChelseaFC would agree for a transfer
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) August 18, 2021
According to Christian Falk, Chelsea would agree to do business with Tottenham (A no-go normally), in order to raise funds to sign Jules Kounde from Sevilla.
For Tottenham, it may be a case of last chance saloon after the news that Nikola Milenkovic has chosen to remain at Fiorentina, joining Kounde and Pau Torres in spurning the Lilywhites this summer.
Could a deal suit all parties?