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On the eve of Chelsea’s first summer transfer window under Thomas Tuchel, here’s a round-up of the latest transfer news and rumours.


Jun-10 15:42 first published at 15:42 PM

C helsea is venturing into uncharted terrain.

While the club is no stranger to splashing the cash during the summer transfer window, this will be the first time they do it without Roman Abramovich’s huge finances.

Although Todd Boehly is anticipated to back Thomas Tuchel in his first transfer window, few would argue that the club faces a monumental assignment.

Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have already left, and Romelu Lukaku, Marcos Alonso, and Cesar Azpilicueta’s futures are in jeopardy.

Chelsea will need to be very busy in the coming weeks, as they are already behind on their transfer activity due to the acquisition saga.

Here are the most recent transfer rumors and news.

Sterling, Raheem

According to Malik Ouzia and Simon Collings of Standard Sport, there is a growing belief that Raheem Sterling will be permitted to leave Manchester City this summer.

After a difficult season for his frontline, Tuchel is eager on attacking acquisitions this summer, and Chelsea are interested in a move for the England international, who is entering the final year of his contract at the Etihad.

Cucurella, Marc

With Xabi Alonso declaring his wish to leave Stamford Bridge this summer and return to Spain, Tuchel may be forced to act and sign a new left wing-back.

Indeed, having seen just how damage Ben Chilwell’s injury caused his team last season, it would seem foolish not to try and strengthen.

Chelsea is one of a few clubs interested in signing Brighton’s Marc Cucurella, according to Goal.

They, along with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, are rumored to be keeping a close eye on the £45 million defender.

Jules Kounde (Jules Kounde)

Chelsea supporters must be sick of hearing about Jules Kounde from Sevilla.

A leading target in the summer of 2021, the Spanish club stood firm on their valuation of the French international, who is Tuchel’s top target to boost his depleted defence.

Fabrizio Romano now claims the deal is still a priority for the west London giants and a fee of around £55m could be enough to finally get a move over the line.

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Ousmane Dembele is a Senegalese footballer.

Ousmane Dembele is expected to receive a slew of offers this summer as one of the most high-profile free agents available.

Linked with both Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, French outlet Le1sport now claim the 2018 World Cup winner has opted for a move to Stamford Bridge.

Dembele worked with Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund and, despite a largely frustrating time in Barcelona, proved his worth last season.

No one contributed more assists (13) and the idea of him plying his trade in the Premier League is an exciting one.

Jesus Gabriel

Arsenal and Tottenham are both keen on a move for Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, who looks set to leave the club this summer.

The Brazilian, though, has been offered to Chelsea, according to Standard Sport.

Jesus’ representatives are exploring all options available to him this summer, with the Brazilian sounding out a number of clubs before making any decision over his future.

City are hoping to recoup around £50million by selling the forward and that fee would price out the majority of his potential suitors beyond the Premier League.

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