CHELSEA whole attention has been on Tuesday’s defensive makeover, but there are still rumours floating around about what is going on with their offensive hint farther up the field as Todd Boehly searches for players other than Raheem Sterling.
Tuesday, July 12, saw some key developments regarding the Blues’ defence overhaul as Kalidou Koulibaly and Nathan Ake took a big step toward joining Chelsea. The Blues have suddenly exploded in the summer transfer window.
While Blues supporters wait for an official declaration, Raheem Sterling is allegedly travelling to America to join the team in LA. However, there is much more to update you on elsewhere, so that isn’t everything.
SportEarly takes you through the latest Chelsea rumours at the start of what could yet again be another busy day for Boehly and board members.
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While the defensive reconstruction has received all the attention over the past 24 hours throughout the Koulibaly and Ake transactions, Ronaldo’s personal future has continued to take unexpected turns.
Ronaldo’s absence from Erik ten Hag’s team in Bangkok at the moment is well known and due to family obligations. He was not there for the 4-0 preseason victory oveur Liverpool and is not anticipated to return anytime soon.
Ten Hag had already expressed his wish to retain the 37-year-old in place this summer, but his most recent actions have only fueled speculation that he will be leaving the club as Chelsea continue to evaluate their options, including Serge Gnabry and Rafael Leao.
This is because, according to Julien Laurens, Jorge Mendes offered his client to Paris Saint-Germain, but the French club rejected the offer because they felt that Ronaldo was not the perfect addition at the time as they work to rebuild under new manager Christophe Galtier.
“PSG do not have enough space in their salary bill to pay Ronaldo, and there are fears that there would not be place for him in their team,” the article continues. It also becomes clear that Tuchel doesn’t really want Ronaldo, despite the fact that the Brazilian sent a strong indication while on the US trip.
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The defender’s transfer to Chelsea is imminent, and it’s believed that a deal may be finalised in the next few hours.
A £34 million transfer is presently being planned, and it is believed that owner Aurelio De Laurentiis would not obstruct their number 26 this time around. His manager and other key Naples officials have already expressed their well wishes for him ahead of his impending departure to Stamford Bridge.
Personal conditions don’t seem to have been a problem at all, but the entire deal’s structure still has to be agreed upon.
The 31-year-old has reportedly accepted a five-year contract offer for between £7.6 million to £8 million per year (or roughly £630,000 per month and £180,000 per week), according to Italian transfer guru Alfredo Pedulla of Sport Italia.
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Matthijs De Ligt
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Given that Koulibaly has more experience and is less expensive, Boehly has decided to abandon his ambitions for the 22-year-old while the Bavarians continue their efforts to negotiate a settlement with the Old Lady.
The departure of Chelsea may not be as soon as some may believe, according to Juve manager Max Allegri.
Allegri told the Evening Standard, “As you know, there was a meeting with Bayern yesterday. “For the time being, I treat him as a Juve player. Everything is possible in the transfer market, which is open until August 31.
The club is prepared to replace him in the best way possible if he were to go.