Chelsea are looking to streamline their squad this summer despite winning the UEFA Champions League last season. The Blues also reached the FA Cup final but ended up second best against a spirited team from Leicester City. Thomas Tuchel secured fourth place in the Premier League and is aiming for the top spot in the coming season.

Chelsea are aiming for a new number nine this summer while also looking to strengthen their defenses ahead of the new season. The Blues also want a new goalkeeper before the end of August.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the top Chelsea transfer news of July 27, 2021.

Erling Haaland breaks the silence over the proposed move to Chelsea

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland has reacted to his move to Chelsea. The Norwegian has been linked to a blockbuster move to Stamford Bridge this summer, with the Blues making the Borussia Dortmund star their top target ahead of a crucial season. Thomas Tuchel is looking for a new number nine, with the current players at his disposal leaving no trace. The German is eager to raid his former club for Haaland but the Norwegian is expected to cost a fortune.

However, Haaland’s price didn’t deter Chelsea, who are reportedly preparing a € 175m offer for the player. And the Norwegian is not at all satisfied with the finances. Accordingly Caught sidelined via ESPN, the star of Borussia Dortmund was asked about the planned move to Stamford Bridge and replied by saying that the transfer fee was too high.

“I hope it’s just rumors, because 175 million euros would be a lot for one person,” said Haaland.

The Norwegian’s £ 68m release clause could go into effect next summer but Chelsea are keen to beat the competition and secure their signature this year.

Blues begin talks for La Liga defenders

Jules Kounde
Jules Kounde

According to a renowned journalist, Chelsea have started negotiations with Seville about Jules Kounde’s services Fabrizio Romano. The Blues are planning to bring on a new center-back this summer and Thomas Tuchel has identified the Frenchman as his preferred choice. The Premier League giants have already agreed personal terms with Kounde, who is ready to accept a five-year deal that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2026.

Chelsea and Seville are in advanced negotiations to finalize the payment structure. There is a possibility that a player-plus-cash deal with Kurt Zouma could help convince the La Liga side to part with their star.

Chelsea are about to make their first signing of the summer

Marcus Bettinelli
Marcus Bettinelli

Chelsea are ready to confirm their first signing of the summer Daily mail. The Blues are keen to bring in a third-choice goalkeeper to replace Willy Caballero, who left the club this summer. The giants of the Premier League have chosen Marcus Bettinelli as a man for the job. The 29-year-old’s contract with Fulham expires this summer and he will join London as a free agent.

The Englishman reportedly turned down a move to Aston Villa to join Chelsea. The player’s medical treatment has already been booked and could be revealed in the next two days.