7 transfers Chelsea are working to complete before the 11pm deadline

It’s been a frantic first summer in charge at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea’s new co-owner Todd Boehly. The American has also been acting as the interim sporting director at the Blues, meaning he has been heavily involved in the club’s transfer-related business.

For someone who has never worked in football before, Boehly has been thrown right in the deep end. Chelsea have made already spent big money on four new players, with Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella, Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly all arriving at Stamford Bridge.

With it being deadline day, we know by now that anything can happen and there is plenty expected to occur at Chelsea over the next few hours. So, with that being said, Chelseafutbal looks at the eight deals – incomings and outgoings – Chelsea are looking to complete today.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Chelsea are still confident they can reach a deal to sign Aubameyang in the final hours of the transfer window. The Blues have floated the prospect of a two-year deal with the option of a further 12 months should the move be successful.

Aubameyang, though, who moved from Arsenal to Barcelona in January, wants three years guaranteed. The 33-year-old striker is very open to a move to Stamford Bridge, however, but the clubs still need to agree a fee for his services.

Ethan Ampadu

Ampadu, who spent last season on loan in Italy, has had plenty of interest from clubs abroad. The Wales international faces a big 2022 with the FIFA World Cup at the end of the year and wants first-team football.

With the arrival of Fofana, Ampadu does not appear to be part of Tuchel’s immediate plans. Chelsea are open to loaning the Welshman out and a deal could be completed at some point today – with Spezia said to be close.

Marcos Alonso

Alonso wants to leave Chelsea and the club want to offload the Spanish left-back. Barcelona are very interested in the 31-year-old defender and are confident they can get a deal to sign him done in time.

Billy Gilmour

Brighton are interested in signing the Scotland international, but Chelsea do not want to sell the young midfielder. The Blues are, however, open to loaning him out once again with a number of midfielders above him in the pecking order.

Kenedy

It’s clear Kenedy has no future at Chelsea and the club are on the lookout for any potential suitors. With Chelsea being so ruthless and terminating Ross Barkley’s contract recently, could we see another case of this with the Brazilian?

Hakim Ziyech

Ziyech wants to leave Chelsea before tonight’s deadline. Ajax are really interested in re-signing the Moroccan after they sold Antony to Manchester United earlier in the week.

Michy Batshuayi

Similarly to the aforementioned Kenedy, Batshuayi has no future at Chelsea. The Belgian striker has less than 12 months remaining on his contract and Chelsea will be hoping they can offload him before the deadline.

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