The transfer window may not have officially opened yet, but that hasn’t stopped Chelsea dominating the headlines in 2020.
The Blues responded to a quiet January with two blockbuster deals for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, and if reports are anything to go by they haven’t finished yet.
The names of Kai Havertz and Jadon Sancho continue to circulate the gossip pages, and if Frank Lampard could secure either it would make the Blues contenders.
With that in mind, here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumours..
Chelsea chasing Leipzig defender
It’s no secret that Lampard is eager to bolster his defensive options, whether at full-back or in the heart of the back four.
Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly has been tentatively linked to the Blues, but now The Athletic are suggesting that Dayot Upamecano could be a realistic option.
Those reports are backed up by The Daily Star, who have indicated the club’s ‘smooth negotiations’ with Leipzig during the Werner deal could help pave the way for Upamecano to move to West London.
Blues begin Havertz negotiations
This was the news all Chelsea fans have been waiting for. According to The Express, Chelsea have officially begun negotiations for midfielder Kai Havertz.
The 21-year-old has been in fine form since the Bundesliga resumed, and it has seen him draw interest from Manchester United and Liverpool as well as Chelsea.
The Athletic have confirmed the story and say the German side are seeking as much as £90million for Havertz.
This comes after The Express recently declared Chelsea as favourites to sign him
Chelsea considering Chilwell alternatives
Chelsea’s pursuit of Ben Chilwell is continuing, but the club are also considering other options.
One such player is Paris Saint-Germain’s Layvin Kurzawa. The left-back joined PSG from Monaco in 2015 and has won several Ligue 1 titles during his time in the French capital.
He is currently in the final weeks of his deal and has been linked with several English sides including Arsenal, Everton and Chelsea.
In response, France Football says PSG have made the player a four-year offer to stay at the Parc des Princes and spurn interest from abroad.