11 players in, 24 out, €199m net spend: All Chelsea summer transfer business
Chelsea dominated the transfer market once again as they completely revamped their squad while getting rid of the deadwood. With the transfer window now closed, let's take a look at all of Chelsea's summer transfer business.
'He directly sent me a message': Jeremy Doku reveals Kevin De Bruyne has already reached out to help him
Jeremy Doku has signed a five-year contract with Manchester City, coming from French club Stade Rennes. He's Man City's third summer signing, following the arrivals of Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol from Croatia.
'When you're 1v1 with him — pray': Recalling Thierry Henry's words about Man City's new €65m signing
Jeremy Doku has joined Man City from French side Rennes for an estimated fee of €65m.Two things Premier League fans can expect from the 21-year-old winger are his explosive pace and dribbling ability.
Chelsea linked with Man City target & 3 more latest under-radar stories
Lavia thanks his family after Chelsea move"I’m really grateful for everything they’ve done for me," Romeo Lavia said about his family in his interview with the club website."I wouldn’t be here without their constant support, so I’m happy to be able to share this moment with them.
Dimitri Payet joins probably most unlikely club ever -- not Saudi Arabia
As reported by Fabrizio Romano, former captain of Olympique Marseille, Dimitri Payet has signed a contract with Brazil club Vasco da Gama. Romano tweeted: "Dimitri Payet to Vasco da Gama, here we go! French star has just signed contract valid until June 2025.
European clubs interested in Hannibal, Man United prefer Premier League loan (reliability: 3 stars)
It appears that Hannibal Mejbri will be spending the 2023/24 campaign away from Manchester United.According to African insider Mahmoudd Missaoui, AS Monaco, Feyenoord and Rennes have been it touch over the player.
Barcelona shortlist five potential targets to replace Dembele, one surprising option included (reliability: 4 stars)
Barcelona are drawing up potential replacements for Ousmane Dembele, who is set to join PSG.As per Directo Gol’s Albert Fernandez, there are five options that are being considered to replace the Frenchman.
Chelsea made final decision on Santos — Casadei split & 2 more big stories you could've missed
Chelsea made final decision on Santos - Casadei splitAccording to Nathan Gissing on Gianluca di Marzio‘s website, Andrey Santos has been picked to stay in the first team squad this season while Cesare Casadei has been chosen to go on loan. Chelsea complete the signing of Lesley UgochukwuChelsea have officially signed Lesley Ugochukwu.
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'He has the possibility to be on loan or stay with us': Pochettino on Lesley Ugochukwu
Chelsea have finalized the signing of Lesley Ugochukwu from Rennes for £23 million. The 19-year-old talented French midfielder has agreed to a seven-year contract at Stamford Bridge, and there's an option to extend it for an additional 12 months.
Chelsea interested in €130m transfer of Federico Valverde, move could depend on Lesley Ugochukwu (reliability: 3 stars)
Chelsea are keen on signing Federico Valverde from Real Madrid this summer, according to Spanish outlet El Nacional.The Blues are prepared to offer €130 million for the midfielder who has recently turned down offers from Liverpool and Saudi Arabia.
Madueke injury update & 4 under-radar stories at Chelsea
Madueke's potential return date revealedAs per Nizaar Kinsella, Chelsea are hoping to bring back Noni Madueke pretty soon.The Blues are hopeful that he'll be back in action against Fulham on Sunday after missing recent games due to a hamstring injury.
Revealed: How Ugochukwu move will affect Chelsea's Caicedo push
Football London report that Moises Caicedo remains Chelsea's 'priority' target for the summer transfer window.The expected arrival of Lesley Ugochukwu on a £27m move from Rennes is not expected to have any impact on the Blues' determination to sign the Ecuadorian.
'We're signing a Ballon d'Or candidate': fans react as Chelsea agree £23.5m deal to sign Ligue 1 midfielder
Chelsea have agreed a deal with Ligue 1 side Rennes to sign their young midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu, claims The Athletic.The Blues have reached an agreement to secure his services for a fee of around £23.
'Kardashian curse next season': Man City fans react to Haaland's photo with Kim Kardashian
Manchester City fans are feeling superstitious after spotting Erling Haaland with Kim Kardashian. The Norwegian superstar was seen posing for a photo with the American celebrity at a Dolce and Gabbana event, and some fans fear that the infamous "Kardashian curse" could strike their club.
Liverpool 'open talks' to sign Romeo Lavia & 2 more big stories you might've missed
Liverpool 'open talks' to sign Romeo Lavia (reliability: 5 stars)Fabrizio Romano reports that Liverpool have 'opened talks' to sign Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia.Club Firmino 'in talks' with revealed — yes, it's from thereRoberto Firmino is a free agent as his Liverpool contract expires this week.
Liverpool make contact for Rennes player & 2 other under-radar stories
Liverpool 'make contact' for Terrier signingAs per French outlet Media Foot, Liverpool have made contact with Rennes over the possibility of signing forward Martin Terrier.The winger has contributed 17 goals for them this season and can play as a left-winger as well as a no.
'22 years old, scored 22 over last 2 years': Fan names striker United should sign that media don't talk about
Manchester United need a new striker to replace Cristiano Ronaldo and there are no second thoughts about that. The Red Devils have been linked with Wout Weghorst and, of course, there is a long-standing saga involving Joao Felix.
Senegal to 'bench Mendy' after double howler in first World Cup game
Senegal have decided to bench Edouard Mendy for their second World Cup game against Qatar, according to Senegalese outlet Galsenfoot. Mendy was culpable for the two goals conceded by Senegal in their 2-0 defeat to the Netherlands on Monday.
Jurgen Klopp requests £30m bid for 'Ghanian Sadio Mane' Kamaldeen Sulemana (reliability: 3 stars)
Jurgen Klopp has made a request to the Liverpool hierarchy to sign Rennes forward Kamaldeen Sulemana, according to Spanish outlet El Nacional.Nicknamed the 'Ghanian Sadio Mane', the 20-year-old joined the Ligue 1 side just last year from Nordsjaelland for a fee of €20 million, a Danish record.