17th + 18th August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham’s move to Roma has been confirmed.

He will take up the number 9 shirt at Roma and be managed by Chelsea legend Jose Mourinho.

Tammy Abraham rejected a number of late overtures from Premier League clubs in favour of sealing a transfer to Roma.

Abraham has long accepted that his future lies away from Chelsea, having failed to agree a new contract with the club. This stemmed from a belief that he was worth more than the Blues were offering.

Arsenal, Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and West Ham all made fresh contact with Chelsea and the player’s representatives in the past week, but to no avail.

Abraham is understood to have been convinced by Roma’s firm stance, their willingness to put a deal on the table and how they made him feel wanted. (90min)

Official: Roma Signs Tammy Abraham - Chiesa Di Totti
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Kurt Zouma

The 26-year-old is one of a number of defenders Tottenham are currently looking at.

Earlier this month, Sky Sports News reported Zouma’s preference is to remain in London amid interest from West Ham.

The centre-back is West Ham’s primary target, with the Frenchman open to a move to the London Stadium, although difficulty lies in the valuation – with Chelsea thought to want in the region of £25m – and Zouma’s wages.

If a deal cannot be struck for Zouma, the 26-year-old is happy to remain at Chelsea, where he has a contract that runs until 2023. (Sky Sports)

Transfer news: Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma wanted by Tottenham | Football  News | Sky Sports
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Michy Batshuayi

Beşiktaş Futbol A.Ş. reported to the Public Disclosure Platform that negotiations have started for the transfer of professional football player Michy Batshuayi. (Besiktas)

Michy Batshuayi has today extended his contract at Chelsea until 2023 and joined Besiktas on loan for the season. (Chelsea FC)

Michy Batshuayi İstanbul'da - Livik
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Kenedy

As Chelsea winger Robert Kenedy seems to be on his way back to Brazil, with there being only a few details left before the move is confirmed Flamengo.

Club president Rodolfo Landim has already signed the documentation and it’s ‘all agreed’ for the player to move on a one-year loan deal.

Kenedy is going through isolation in London following a Covid-19 infection, and even though that’ll delay his presentation, he should travel in the next week.

Flamengo are expected to make the announcement before that, as even the contract should be signed as soon as possible so he can be registered for the Copa do Brasil quarter-finals’ second leg, which will be played on September 15th. (Sport Witness)

Brazilian winger Kenedy extends his contract with Chelsea until June 2023 and joins Flamengo on one-season loan. Agreement completed and confirmed. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea winger Kenedy tests positive for COVID-19
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Emerson Palmieri

Lyon in Ligue 1 are keen to give the Euro 2020 winner some time on the pitch, something he is sorely lacking at Chelsea, and a loan is being looked at.

Emerson Palmieri ‘has seen his deal extended until 2023’, thus allowing him to head to Lyon without the worry of the Blues losing out on a potential sale down the line.

The Chelsea defender is a very appreciated man at the Ligue 1 club, where their director of football, Juninho Pernambucano, is an avid fan.

That’s why ‘discussions with Chelsea are about a loan’, and we’ll have to see whether Lyon end up choosing Palmieri or the alternative target, Paris Saint-Germain’s Layvin Kurzawa. (Sport Witness)

Chelsea are still working to sell Emerson Palmieri. OL are progressing in talks with Chelsea but Napoli hope Emerson to wait for their proposal in the next days. (Fabrizio Romano)

Done deal, confirmed. Emerson Palmieri will join OL on loan from Chelsea – his contract will be extended until June 2023. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea transfer news: Lyon in talks to sign left-back Emerson Palmieri  from European champions | Football News | Sky Sports
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Jules Kounde

The defender is ‘transferable’ for the La Liga side for two reasons; he ‘wants to leave’ and his transfer means a ‘record sale’ for the club.

Chelsea, as of now, have ‘not even picked up the phone’ to call the Spanish club and have ‘simply tested the operation’ with the centre-back’s representatives.

‘Time is running out and Sevilla will not give so many facilities in the event that now they really go after their player.’

Julen Lopetegui’s side are asking between €65-70m [with add ons] to let the player leave, but there’s no mention of what those add ons are.

Lopetegui’s side would be in a position to ‘squeeze’ Chelsea, if the latter make contact. In addition to this, Koundé’s agreement with the English club would mean nothing if they don’t start negotiating with Sevilla. (Sport Witness)

Sevilla respond to Manchester United's €45 million Jules Kounde offer
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Tiemoue Bakayoko

AC Milan are in talks with Chelsea for Tiemoué Bakayoko’s comeback, negotiations ongoing as he’s on the market. (Fabrizio Romano)

Davide Zappacosta

Chelsea are also in negotiation for Zappacosta to Fiorentina [with Lirola to join OM] or Atalanta as plan B. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fiorentina/Atalanta are in for Zappacosta. (Fabrizio Romano)

Ike Ugbo

Understand Marseille have made a late move for Ike Ugbo. Talks have taken place over the last few days between player and club. Fee would be similar to that agreed with Genk (around €5m). (Adam Newson)

Ethan Ampadu

Newcastle United are lining up a move for Chelsea’s versatile defender Ethan Ampadu, according to the latest reports.

Newcastle have enquired about the availability of the Wales international and look set to take the 20-year-old on a season long loan. (Chronicle Live)

Chelsea: What is next for Ethan Ampadu after a difficult loan
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Karlo Žiger

Karlo Žiger has joined NK Rudar Velenje of the Slovenian second tier on loan for the season. (ChelseaYouth)

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