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Chelsea are yet to sign anyone in the transfer window but if they manage to bring in all of their targets, they will be a serious force in the new season.
To date, Chelsea’s business in the transfer market has been shifting players. Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen departed the club at the end of June after their contracts expired. Saul Niguez has returned to Atletico Madrid after his loan spell at Stamford Bridge proved to be a disappointment.
Romelu Lukaku will spend the 2022/23 campaign with Inter Milan after completing a season-long loan. ⤵️— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 29, 2022
Left back Marcos Alonso looks set to be sold in the transfer window, the Spaniard is attracting the attention of Barcelona. With the Nou Camp club also said to be interested in Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta.
In terms of incomings, there hasn’t been any major signings apart from the return of Conor Gallagher, Armando Broja and Ethan Ampadu from their respective loan deals.
Chelsea have been working on a deal to bring Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling to the club. According to multiple reports, the deal is imminent after Chelsea agreed personal terms with Sterling and a fee of around £45 million with the Etihad club.
Chelsea will be in direct contact with Manchester City today in order to complete Raheem Sterling deal. Fee almost agreed around £45m guaranteed plus add-ons, same as Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal. 🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 7, 2022
Personal terms fully agreed, Tuchel already had direct talks with Sterling. pic.twitter.com/p9ebluz9t3
The 27-year-old is poised to be the Blues’ first signing this summer.
In the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo demanding Manchester United to let him go, Chelsea have been one of the heavy favourites to snap up one of the sport’s all time greats. The 37-year-old scored 24 goals last season despite playing in a United side that was desperately lacking in quality and confidence.
BREAKING: Chelsea 'preparing £14 million bid' for Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/55EBGCtFQp— SPORTbible (@sportbible) July 7, 2022
Juventus expect Chelsea and Bayern to submit official bids for Matthijs de Ligt. No agreement yet - but de Ligt is close to leaving. 🚨🇳🇱 #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 6, 2022
Meeting today for Koulibaly, not easy on player side but Juve want him - Barça was his priority. Juve, now exploring many options.
De Ligt, 22, could be the heartbeat of Chelsea’s defence for years to come. However, the Turin club are in no rush to sell as he does have two years left on his contract which includes a massive £103 million release clause.
How will Chelsea line up if they get their main targets across the line? According to GIVEMESPORT, Chelsea’s potential starting eleven is scary. A team that is definitely good enough to challenge then likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.
Tuchel will be hopeful that they can mount and sustain a charge for the Premier League title after being left behind by the two front runners last season. They will also look to go one step further in the domestic cups, after losing both finals on penalties against Liverpool.
A deeper run in the Champions League will also be expected after they were dramatically dumped out in the quarter finals last season by the eventual winners, Real Madrid.
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