Update: Potter will re-open bidding for £106m midfielder
Chelsea plans to carry on spending big bucks…
In today’s Chelsea transfer news – Two re-opened discourses with £106m midfielder and current Premier League midfielder, a new contract offer for a veteran defender, a new 19-year-old transfer target, and FFP (unsurprisingly) breathing down the club’s neck.
Chelsea transfer news – Blues haven’t given up on Enzo Fernandez
According to the Portuguese outlet Record, Chelsea is planning to re-vamp their former interest in Enzo Fernandez. We know already that Benfica will hold out for his release clause of £106m, but this won’t stop Todd Boehly from trying. It would push Chelsea’s spending under the American businessman to well over £500m.
Chelsea transfer news – Chelsea try again for Moises Caicedo
Recently, Chelsea had a bid rejected for Moises Caicedo. However, according to the Guardian, Graham Potter’s side could soon return with a freshened bid for the Ecuadorian midfielder. The Top Flight reported earlier that Arsenal was confident in signing him, so this could turn into another feisty transfer battle.
Chelsea transfer news – A new deal for Thiago Silva
The Times (subscription required) has reported that Chelsea will offer Thiago Silva a contract extension. The deal would see him tied down to Chelsea past the age of 39 years old.
Chelsea transfer news – Todd Boehly targets Malo Gusto
Malo Gusto, the 19-year-old Lyon right-back is now on Chelsea’s transfer shortlist. According to the Telegraph (subscription required), they have already made a bid for the France U21 defender.
Chelsea transfer news – UEFA shut down Chelsea’s loophole
It’s about time, but UEFA has shut down Financial Fair Play (FFP)’s loophole, which has been brought to light by Chelsea’s overspending. Chelsea has had the tendency to sign players on long-term contacts to avoid breaching rules, including Mykhaylo Mudryk on an 8-and-a-half-year contract.