CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB 2018 SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW (UPDATED WEEKLY)

Hello everyone, and welcome to my Chelsea Summer Transfer Window post. This is something that I did last year, in which I track and record every move and rumor involving Chelsea throughout the window. I will be consistently updating the post here throughout the summer (roughly every couple of days). I also will screenshot and tweet the latest post on Twitter (@LavCFC) from time to time, so be sure to follow me there too. However, if you want to stay up to date daily, be sure to check back here on flickslikeeden.com since this will always have the latest version. Without further ado here is the latest draft…


CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB 2018 SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW

Last Revised: 19/06/2018

 

CONTRACTS

 

OFFICIAL SIGNINGS

 

OFFICIAL DEPARTURES (including loans)

  • Matej Delac (GK) —> AC Horsens | Free.
  • Eduardo (GK) —> Free Agent
  • Mitchell Beeney (GK) —> Sligo Rovers | Free.
  • Isaac Christie-Davies (CM) —> Liverpool | Free.
  • Cole Dasilva (LB) —> Free Agent
  • Jordan Houghton (CDM) —> Free Agent
  • Renedi Masampu (LB) —> Free Agent
  • Wallace (RB) —> Free Agent
  • Tushaun Walters (RW) —> Free Agent
  • Harvey St. Clair (LW) —> Venezia | Free.

 

TRANSFER RUMORS

  • Leon Bailey (RW) | Bayern 04 Leverkusen | Interest & links due to Chelsea being his boyhood club. £50m-£60m.
  • Anthony Martial (LW) | Manchester United | Reports of a swap deal involving Willian & £££.
  • Mauro Icardi (ST) | Inter Milan | Rumored bid of £55m in March. If Morata leaves, Icardi becomes likely. £75m-£100m. Possible swap deal with Morata & £££.
  • Jamaal Lascelles (CB) | Newcastle United | Interest increasing in recent months. £20m-£30m.
  • Jean Michael Seri (CM) | OGC Nice | Reports of interest along with Napoi. Seri is said to prefer Chelsea. £35m-£40m.
  • Jorginho (CDM) | Napoli | Highly likely if Sarri joins. Manchester City lead the chase. £50m-£55m.
  • Robert Lewandowski (ST) | Bayern Munich | Interest from both parties. Could be a shock deal. £70m-£90m.
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (CB) | Links are back again this summer. Rumored to launch a €85m (£74m) bid.
  • Piotr Zielinski (CM) | Another Napoli player linked with a switch if Sarri joins. £57m release clause.
  • Elseid Hysaj (RB) | £44m release clause. Linked due to Sarri.
  • Alisson (GK) | Said to be the top goalkeeper choice if Courtois is sold. £50m-£60m.
  • Jack Butland (GK) | Another replacement option. Homegrown, interested for many years now. £20m-£30m.
  • Pierre-Emmanuel Ekwah Elimby (CB) | Prospect from FC Nantes. Linked to join the youth set up.
  • Amadou Haidara (CM) | Reports of an inquiry for the young midfielder from RB Salzburg. No price listed, but probably would be £20m-£30m.
  • Malcom (RW) | Said to have held talks with agent. Was also a rumored signing back in the winter. £45m-£50m.
  • Gonzalo Higuain (ST) | Rumored to be apart of a potential swap deal with Morata, who is a big target for Juve. Would involve £££ on one of the sides.
  • Clement Lenglet (CB) | Said to be in the hunt for him. £30m release clause.
  • Ian Maatsen (CB) | Young Dutch defender from the PSV Academy. Deal close to being done, similar to Nathan Ake.
  • Alessandro Florenzi (RB) | Reports that there has already been contact over a potential deal. No price rumored yet, but probably around £30m-£45m.
  • Aleksandr Golovin (CM) | Resurfacing links, said to be in a battle with Juventus. Will cost around €25m (£22m), and the deal could be likely due to Abramovich.

 

POTENTIAL DEPARTURES (including loans)

  • Eden Hazard (LW) | Not committing to future, linked to Real Madrid.
  • Thibaut Courtois (GK) | Consistently linked to going back to Madrid where is family is. Also not committing to future.
  • N’Golo Kante (CDM) | PSG heavily linked and will probably try to get him. Deal unlikely at this time though.
  • Willian (RW) | Manchester United and Jose Mourinho are very interested. Deal could involve Martial.
  • Alvaro Morata (ST) | Juventus are said to be keen on bringing him back to Turin. Potential swap deal involving Inter and Icardi. Interested in Milan.
  • Danny Drinkwater (CM) | Has barely featured for the club, said to be unhappy with role. A move away is likely.
  • David Luiz (CB) | Napoli are interested in a deal. Still an outside chance he stays.
  • Marco van Ginkel (CM) | PSV want to keep him permanently. Fenerbache also interested.
  • Michy Batshuayi (ST) | If Conte stays he is probably off to Borussia Dortmund permanently. Could stay under a new manager.
  • Kenedy (LM) | Newcastle interested in extending his stay, with a host of other clubs interested. Could be off on another loan or permanently.
  • Pedro (RW) | Reports suggesting that he will leave the club.
  • Ruben Sammut (CDM) | Offered new contract, could still leave.
  • Victorien Angban (CDM) | Linked with Ligue 1 clubs. Waasland-Beveren also want him back on loan.
  • Nathan (CAM) | Rumored to be sold or loaned to Belenenses, his current team.
  • Danilo Pantic (CM) | Likely to be sold or loaned to Partizan Belgrade.
  • Jeremie Boga (LW) | Came out saying he no longer wants to be apart of the Loan Army. Probably will be sold if he is not given the chance.
  • Kurt Zouma (CB) | ACF Fiorentina and Galatasaray are interested in a loan deal.
  • Kasey Palmer (CAM) | Linked with a loan move to Norwich City or Sheffield United.
  • Tomas Kalas (CB) | Fulham are interested in a permanent deal.
  • Lucas Piazon (LW) | Fulham are interested in a permanent deal.
  • Trevoh Chalobah (CB) | Interest from Blackburn Rovers, pursuing a loan deal.
  • Michael Hector (CB) | Blackburn Rovers interested in a loan deal.
  • Davide Zappacosta (RB) | Heavily linked with a move back to Italy, Inter the interested side.
  • Dujon Sterling (RB) | Very close to Coventry City on loan.
  • Charly Musonda (LW) | LOSC Lille are interested in a loan deal.
  • Kenneth Omeruo (CB) | Trabzonspor are looking at a potential loan deal. Goztepe have also been linked.
  • Tammy Abraham (ST) | Linked with a loan move to Crystal Palace.
  • Jay Dasilva (LB) | Brentford and a host of other Championship clubs are interested in a loan deal.
  • Kylian Hazard (LW) | Reported interest from STVV.

 

MANAGER LINKS

  • Maurizio Sarri | Napoli | Deal set to be announced any day now. Legal matters continue to hold up any deal.
  • Laurent Blanc | Unemployed | Back up plan to Sarri. If that deal falls through, Blanc will likely be manager.
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