Chelsea transfer news and rumours: Summer transfer window 2022


Wrapping up the Chelsea transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 summer window.

Chelsea sign Leicester's Fofana in £75m deal
Chelsea have completed the signing of Leicester centre-back Wesley Fofana in a deal worth £75m, with the defender signing a seven-year contract.

Chelsea will pay an initial £70m, with a further £5m possible in add-ons.

Leicester and Chelsea agreed a fee for Fofana on Saturday, with the defender flying to the USA on Monday for his medical.

Chelsea had made three previous bids for Fofana which were all swiftly rejected by Leicester - two in excess of £60m and one believed to be £60m plus £10m in add-ons.

Auba continues Chelsea talks despite jaw fracture

Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suffered a minor fracture of his jaw in the attack on his home over the weekend.

He is expected to be out of action for three weeks. Aubameyang can resume non-contact training next week.

Chelsea are aware and sympathetic of his situation. It is thought the injury will not impact a potential transfer as talks continue between Chelsea and Barcelona to get a deal done.

Gordon set to stay at Everton
Anthony Gordon won't be leaving Everton this summer despite strong interest from Chelsea, and we're told there has not been a point where the club have considered the possibility of him being sold.

The Everton hierarchy have been resolute in their determination to keep the talented 21-year-old at Goodison Park, despite two strong bids from Chelsea, which were both flatly rejected.

Frank Lampard told the Everton board that he didn't want Gordon to leave as early as June when there was interest from Spurs and Newcastle.

Hudson-Odoi makes Leverkusen loan switch
Callum Hudson-Odoi has joined Bayer Leverkusen on a season-long loan deal.

The forward had been an unused substitute in Chelsea's last three Premier League fixtures. The Blues have the option to recall Hudson-Odoi in January.

Hudson-Odoi said: "The move to Germany is really exciting for me and I can play in the Champions League with Bayer 04 Leverkusen. That combination is really attractive and I'm keen to get to know the club, the fans and the Bundesliga. Kai Havertz only had good things to say about it to me in the Chelsea dressing room."

Barkley leaves Chelsea by mutual consent
Ross Barkley has left Chelsea by mutual consent and becomes a free agent.

The midfielder, who joined from Everton in January 2018, made 100 appearances for the Blues in all competitions, scoring 12 goals.

Chelsea said in a statement: "We would like to thank Ross for his contribution to Chelsea and wish him well for the rest of his career."

Who have Chelsea been linked with?
Josko Gvardiol - RB Leipzig managing director Oliver Mintzlaff has once again rule out selling Josko Gvardiol to Chelsea or anyone else before the deadline (Sky Sports News, August 31); Chelsea are attempting to steal a march on their rivals in the pursuit of RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol in a £77m deal, which will see the Croatian loaned back to Germany for this season (Daily Mail, August 31).

Frenkie de Jong - Chelsea have reportedly offered Frenkie de Jong £15.5m per year to join the club from Barcelona (Daily Express, August 31).

Lucas Ocampos - Ajax have turned to Sevilla winger Ocampos after growing frustrated with Chelsea's asking price for Ziyech (Daily Mail, August 30)

Wilfried Zaha - Chelsea are weighing up a late move for Crystal Palace forward Zaha (Daily Mail, August 29).

Cristiano Ronaldo - Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has reportedly re-opened talks with Chelsea as the Manchester United star seeks a last-gasp exit from Old Trafford (Daily Star, August 30); Manchester United striker Ronaldo could still join Chelsea with his agent Mendes reportedly returning to hold talks with the west Londoners (The Sun, August 29); Thomas Tuchel rejected the chance to add Ronaldo to his Chelsea squad after speaking with former Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick (Mail on Sunday, August 28)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Chelsea remain hopeful of lowering Aubameyang's demands in time to sign him even though the deal has been complicated by an attack on the Barcelona striker (Daily Telegraph, August 30); Man Utd have 'failed' in their attempts to hijack Chelsea's move for Aubameyang (Daily Star, August 29); Aubameyang's potential move to Chelsea has been halted after the Blues refused to sanction a two-year deal for the 33-year-old (The Sun, August 27) Chelsea are yet to meet Barcelona's valuation of Aubameyang but expect to be able to wrap up a deal quickly once that happens with personal terms already agreed (Daily Mirror, August 24); Chelsea have submitted a bid for Aubameyang and offered Marcos Alonso to Barcelona in exchange, according to reports (The Sun, August 20); Chelsea want to push ahead with a deal for Aubameyang as a stop-gap solution before looking at long-term targets next summer including RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku. (Daily Telegraph, August 19).

Harry Maguire - Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag has no plans to let club captain Maguire leave before the September 1 transfer deadline, despite interest from Chelsea and uncertainty over the defender's future (Daily Express, August 27); Manchester United are reportedly set to block a transfer exit for Maguire after Chelsea made a shock enquiry(The Guardian, August 22); Chelsea expressed an interest in signing Maguire as part of a swap deal after Manchester United enquired about Christian Pulisic, though it is understood the Old Trafford club's captain is not for sale. (Observer, August 21); Chelsea have made a shock enquiry about Maguire's availability amid growing doubt over the central defender's future at Manchester United (Daily Mail, August 20).

Anthony Gordon - Tottenham have been tipped to hijack Chelsea's pursuit of Everton forward Gordon in the final week of the transfer window (Daily Express, August 27); Chelsea might have to sacrifice either Conor Gallagher or Armando Broja in a loan deal with Everton to get Gordon (The Sun, August 24); Gordon has removed all Everton links from his Instagram bio amid continuing links over a move to Chelsea (The Sun, August 23); Gordon wants to join Chelsea as he waits in hope to see if the London club make a new offer to sign him after a formal £45 million bid was turned down by Everton (Daily Telegraph, August 18); Gordon wants to quit Everton and join Chelsea, it has emerged (Daily Star, August 17); Chelsea have had a £40m bid for the Everton forward Gordon rejected as the west London club's new ownership aim to invest in the future (The Times, August 15).

Edmond Tapsoba - Chelsea have internally discussed the prospect of signing Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Tapsoba as an alternative to Wesley Fofana (Daily Express, August 25).

Adam Webster - Chelsea are keen on Brighton's Webster as they seek an alternative to Wesley Fofana, whose club Leicester City are determined to retain (The Sun, August 23).

Ivan Toney - Chelsea and Everton have joined Manchester United in weighing up moves for Toney (Sunday Mirror, August 21).

The latest players linked with a Chelsea exit
Trevoh Chaloboh and Kepa Arrizabalaga - Chelsea have informed Chaloboh and Arrizabalaga they want them to stay at Stamford Bridge this season, according to reports (Daily Mail, August 29); Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah has loan offers on the table from AC and Inter Milan as well as RB Leipzig (Daily Mail, August 27); Chelsea have decided to keep Trevoh Chalobah this season (The Athletic, August 31).

Tiemoue Bakayoko - Bakayoko is reportedly looking to terminate his AC Milan loan and his Chelsea contract to join Newcastle on a free transfer (The Sun, August 31).

N'Golo Kante - Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring Kante's contract situation after Thomas Tuchel plunged the World Cup winner's long-term Chelsea future into uncertainty (The Times, August 30)

Ethan Ampadu - Chelsea defender Ampadu is set to join Serie A side Spezia Calcio on a season-long loan, according to reports (The Sun, August 29).

Hakim Ziyech - Ajax have turned to Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos after growing frustrated with Chelsea's asking price for Ziyech (Daily Mail, August 30); Chelsea are in negotiations with Ajax over a loan for Ziyech, with the London club set to pay a significant portion of his wages (The Independent, August 30);Ajax have revived their attempt to sign Ziyech from Chelsea, who has been targeted as Antony's replacement (Daily Mail, August 29); Chelsea's Ziyech would prefer a move to Tottenham than to rejoin former club Ajax, with the Moroccan 'desperate' to leave Stamford Bridge (Daily Express, August 26); Ajax are keen to re-sign Hakim Ziyech if they sell Antony to Manchester United and further talks with Chelsea are planned (The Guardian, August 25); Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech is ready to seal a return to Ajax - which could help Manchester United in their pursuit of Antony (Daily Mirror, August 20).

Christian Pulisic - Pulisic is set to stay at Chelsea this season (The Athletic, August 30); Manchester United are facing disappointment in their attempts to prise Pulisic away from Chelsea (Mail on Sunday, August 21). Pulisic is reportedly preparing to hold crunch talks with Chelsea in a bid to carve out a regular first-team role ahead of the World Cup - and will push for an exit if his demands are not met (Daily Mail, August 20); Chelsea are considering loan offers for Pulisic but would let him leave the club permanently if they are able to recoup the £58m he cost when signed from Borussia Dortmund in 2019 (The Sun, August 18); Chelsea may be willing to allow Pulisic to join Manchester United on loan if he agrees to extend his contract first (Daily Mail, August 18); Chelsea are preparing to send Pulisic out on loan with Newcastle set to face competition from European giants Atletico Madrid, Juventus and AC Milan (Daily Mail, August 17)

Billy Gilmour - Brighton are plotting a move for out-of-favour Chelsea and Scotland midfielder Gilmour (Daily Mail, August 18); Gilmour is set for another loan spell away from Chelsea after being released from the first team's pre-season training squad, with former manager Frank Lampard said to be interested in bringing him on board at Everton (Daily Mail, July 19).

Conor Gallagher - Crystal Palace have made a bid of around £27m for Gallagher after intensifying efforts to re-sign the midfielder from Chelsea (The Times, August 30); West Ham are plotting a move for Chelsea's attacking midfielder Gallagher, joining Newcastle and Crystal Palace in a battle for the England World Cup squad hopeful (The Sun, August 24); Gallagher's short-term Chelsea future will only be looked at after their interest in Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong is decided (Daily Mirror, August 17); Crystal Palace are monitoring Gallagher's Chelsea involvement as they remain hopeful of re-signing him on loan (Daily Mail, August 11); West Ham are keeping an eye on Gallagher's situation at Chelsea (Sky Sports News, August 10).

Kai Havertz - Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich want to sign Chelsea and Germany forward Havertz (Sport1, August 13).

Malang Sarr - Sarr is set to join Monaco on an initial season-long loan after a deal was agreed with Chelsea, which includes an obligation to buy him if he meets certain performance-related criteria (Sky Sports News, August 8); Chelsea's French defender Malang Sarr would prefer a move to Monaco over Fulham, who have targeted the 23-year-old (Evening Standard, August 3); Monaco are ahead of Fulham in the race to sign Chelsea defender Malang Sarr (Daily Mail, August 3); Chelsea have blocked Fulham's move for defender Malang Sarr (Evening Standard, August 2); Fulham have placed loan and permanent offers on the table for Malang Sarr (The Athletic, August 1).

Marcos Alonso - Barcelona "hope" to sign Chelsea wing-back Alonso by Monday - with Sergino Dest possibly going the other way (Daily Mirror, August 8); Alonso is pushing to leave Chelsea in the wake of Marc Cucurella's signing and is looking to force an exit to Barcelona before the end of the summer (The Sun, August 6); Alonso is considering handing in a transfer request as Chelsea continue to block the move he wants to Barcelona (Daily Express, July 7).

Armando Broja - Everton are still chasing Chelsea's Broja - ideally on loan (The Athletic, August 3); Real Madrid have joined the chase for in-demand Chelsea forward Broja (Daily Mail, July 30); Thomas Tuchel has played down talk that Broja is set to leave Chelsea on loan this summer, despite interest from Newcastle and West Ham (Sky Sports News, July 20); Newcastle are interested in signing the Chelsea striker this summer and have discussed him as a potential loan signing (Sky Sports News, July 3).

Michy Batshuyai - The Belgium international is open to a summer move to Everton (talkSPORT, August 2).

What are the latest contract talks?
Edouard Mendy - Chelsea have opened talks with goalkeeper Edouard Mendy over a new contract but there is significant distance between both parties, with the goalkeeper one of the lowest paid players in Thomas Tuchel's squad (Daily Mail, August 9).

Reece James - Chelsea are set to open talks with James over a new contract amid interest in the England defender from Real Madrid and Man City (The Sun, July 8).

Confirmed Chelsea signings
Marc Cucurella - Chelsea, £60m

Raheem Sterling - Man City, £47.5m

Kalidou Koulibaly - Napoli, £33m

Omari Hutchinson - Arsenal, free

Carney Chukwuemeka - Aston Villa, £20m

Cesare Casadei - Inter Milan, £16.8m

Wesley Fofana - Leicester, £75m

Confirmed Chelsea departures
Callum Hudson-Odoi - Bayer Leverkusen, loan

Emerson Palmieri - West Ham, £15m

Timo Werner - RB Leipzig, £25.3m

Antonio Rudiger - Real Madrid, free

Andreas Christensen - Barcelona, free

Danny Drinkwater - released

Charly Musonda - released

Jake Clarke-Salter - QPR, free

Lucas Bergstrom - Peterborough, loan

Sam McClelland - Barrow, loan

Romelu Lukaku - Inter, loan

Nathan Baxter - Hull, loan

Jamie Cumming - MK Dons, loan

Ian Maatsen - Burnley, loan

Tino Anjorin - Huddersfield, loan

Malang Sarr - Monaco, loan

Ross Barkley - released

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