CHELSEA are in talks with AC Milan striker Rafael Leao, according to reports.

The Blues are also said to be in talks to snap up Dynamo Moscow midfielder Arsen Zakharyan.

Meanwhile Chelsea are still looking to push through a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with an agreement reportedly hours away.

As part of their offer, Marcos Alonso would move the other way to Barcelona.

The Aubameyang deal has taken a hit due to the fact he will be out for three weeks after receiving a broken jaw during the armed robbery of his house.

However, there remains hope that the move will get over the line.

And despite reports that Neymar has been offered to Chelsea, a deal is not thought to be realistic at this time.

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  • EVERY Premier League done deal this summer


  • Alex Cole

    More on Chelsea transfer record

    Prem giants Manchester City held the previous record, when they spent a massive £222m in 2017.

    And the Blues themselves came close when they shelled out £220m two summers ago.

    That was the transfer window when Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Edouard Medy and Thiago Silva came to Stamford Bridge.

    But with Todd Boehly now at the helm, Chelsea have steamrolled the previous amounts set.

    Fofana becomes the latest big money addition – joining Marc Cucurella, Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.

  • Alex Cole

    Blues smash transfer record with Fofana deal

    Chelsea have smashed the British spending record for a transfer window following the signing of £70million man Wesley Fofana from Leicester City.

    Before the arrival of the Frenchman, Chelsea had already shelled out £193.1m on players.

    And their spending will now stand at a whopping £263m following the arrival of the centre-back.

  • Alex Smith

    Aubameyang on robbery horror

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has broken his silence after the shocking burglary of his house over the weekend.

    The Barcelona forward was smashed on the chin with an iron bar while trying to protect his wife and two children from the robbers.

    And now he has taken to social media to reveal they are "no longer safe in our own house".

    Read the full statement HERE.

    The incident has thrown doubt over his proposed move to Chelsea as he may need jaw surgery but talks continue.

  • Alex Smith

    Koulibaly criticised

    Ex-Chelsea man Frank Labouef has taken aim at new signing Kalidou Koulibaly.

    He said on ESPN: "Koulibaly is not there yet. He had a good goal against Spurs but defensively he’s not there yet.

    "On the second goal they conceded with Thiago Silva they don’t talk to each other. They both follow Adams but Armstrong is free, so there’s many things to adjust in order to get something.

    "They miss so much [N’Golo] Kante in the middle of the park you know to get the ball back, to put some level of pace that they don’t have with Jorginho."

  • Alex Smith

    Tuchel sack odds slashed

    The odds on Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel being the next Premier League manager to get sacked have been slashed.

    His side were poor yesterday in the loss to Southampton and he has launched into his team for not being tough enough.

    Tuchel has spend huge sums of money this summer but he is now down to 9/1 to lose his job.

    Just 24 hours ago he was at 25/1.

    Only Brendan Rodgers, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard are tipped by the bookies to be more likely to lose their job than Tuchel.

  • Alex Smith

    Fofana fires shots at Rodgers

    Following his move to Chelsea, Wesley Fofana has said farewell to Leicester.

    Writing on his Instagram, the centre-back appeared to take aim at his former manager Brendan Rodgers.

    The Foxes boss made him train with the Under-23s and dropped him from the matchday squad because Fofana was trying to force his way out.

    Rodgers also accused him of not turning up to training.

    Fofana wrote: “I chose not to communicate during this transfer window despite all the criticism and all the often false and misleading comments, even when they were coming from the club.

    “I understood and I learned. 

    “I didn’t want to damage the image of the institution and I chose to take it rather than answer.

    “Thanks to the managers, to the coach who has always appreciated me, even if he chose to expose me a lot lately… I got it coach.”

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  • Alex Smith

    Tuchel slams his defence

    Thomas Tuchel called the defence sloppy and has told his side to toughen up after the loss to Southampton.

    He continued to stress it is not just the attack letting his side down.

    Tuchel stressed: "But scoring, not scoring, this is now the wrong question, we did score here and it’s not forbidden to keep a clean sheet.

    Perhaps the signing of Wesley Fofana can be the difference.

  • Alex Smith

    Boehly on Fofana

    Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has said the following regarding the £70million capture of Wesley Fofana.

    Boehly said: "Wesley is a hugely promising defender who has already proven his quality in the Premier League at a young age.

    "We are delighted we were able to bring one of Europe’s most exciting talents to Chelsea and further strengthen that area of our squad, both for this season and many more to come."

  • Alex Smith

    Fofana joins Chelsea

    Wesley Fofana has officially joined Chelsea from Leicester in a deal worth £70million.

    The 21-year-old has signed a staggering seven-year contract with the club.

    The centre-back flew to the United States to undergo a medical but he is now back in London and he has confirmed that he has already trained with the squad.

    Fofana said: "The two last days have been really big days for me and I’m very happy.

    "I trained this morning with the team and it’s a dream for me. I’m very excited to start playing games for the fans and the club.

    "I’m here win trophies – the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, everything. I came here to win and the club is built to win trophies so I’m here to continue that."

  • Alex Smith

    No striker, No problem

    Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has responded to claims the club need to sign a striker.

    The club remain in talks with Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but Tuchel insists he is not a necessity.

    He told talkSPORT: "We’ve been talking about this since I’m here, it’s not a problem.

    "We won many matches 1-0, 2-0, you can have a clean sheet, toughen up. We had the lead, we had enough chances."

  • Alex Smith

    Zakharyan update

    Chelsea are reportedly willing to hold off signing Arsen Zakharyan from Dynamo Moscow until January.

    The club remain confident a deal can be done but with time running out and the priority being other areas, a move for Zakharyan could be off for now.

    90min claim Chelsea have no issues meeting the Russian side's £12.6million valuation but negotiations surrounding finer details will need to continue over the next few monthts.

    The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has been tipped to be a star of the future.

  • Alex Smith

    Willian to Fulham?

    Ex-Arsenal and Chelsea winger Willian is reportedly on the verge of signing for his third London club in Fulham.

    He is set to join the newly promoted side on a one-year deal.

    The 34-year-old has passed his medical with an announcement expected shortly.

    Willian spent last season in his native Brazil with Corinthians.

    He played 339 times for Chelsea netting 63 goals winning two Premier League titles for the club.

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  • Alex Smith

    Neville mocks Boehly

    In response to John Terry's tweet, pundit Gary Neville has mocked Chelsea's transfer strategy.

    He responded to Terry's angry post saying: "Your man Todd Woodward needs to stop wandering round like a kid in a sweet shop!"

    Neville is comparing Todd Boehly, the Blues' new owner to Man Utd chief Ed Woodward, who was regularly criticised by Neville was his poor transfer dealings.

    This is not the first time the former England and Man Utd right-back has fired shots at Boehly.

    Neville previously said on Chelsea's high spending window: "It’s just scattergun and unsustainable. I doubt this approach will go well."

  • Alex Smith

    Terry criticises Chelsea's performance

    Chelsea legend and former captain John Terry has expressed his disappointment at the defeat to Southampton last night.

    Thomas Tuchel's side put in a poor display and were out worked and out fought by a dogged Saints side.

    Terry tweeted: "I hate seeing us get beat.

    "Southampton were very good , but we look very unbalanced at the minute. I can’t wait for the window to close and get our settled squad, team and formation.

    "We miss Reece [James] so much when he doesn’t play. 22-years-old and a future captain in my opinion."

  • Alex Smith

    Chelsea offered Neymar

    Chelsea have reportedly been offered PSG star Neymar in a shock deal.

    The Parisian club need to balance the books and could be willing to let one of their star players leave.

    The 30-year-old Brazilian apparently wants to stay at the club but PSG need to meet Financial Fair Play guidelines.

    Christophe Galtier has taken over from Mauricio Pochettino this summer and has splashed the cash signing Vitinha, Nuno Mendes, Fabian Ruiz, Renato Sanches and Nordi Mukiele so far.

  • Alex Smith

    Auba robbery horror could impact transfer

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reportedly had his jaw broken when four armed burglars broke into his house on Saturday.

    The striker tried to protect his family and was hit with an iron bar, claim The Athletic.

    As a result, the 33-year-old Barcelona star needs surgery after the terrifying ordeal.

    This could jeopardise his proposed move to Chelsea.

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  • Alex Smith

    Leicester replacing Fofana

    Wesley Fofana's move to Chelsea is imminent and Leicester are close to securing a deal for the 21-year-old's replacement.

    Reims centre-back Wout Faes is set to fly to England today to undergo a medical and continue discussions with the club.

    Fofana reportedly underwent his Chelsea medical yesterday with an announcement due soon.

  • Alex Smith

    Ziyech set for shock move?

    Shocking reports are emerging that Hakim Ziyech could be set to join Chelsea's rivals Tottenham.

    The Moroccan has been linked with a transfer to AC Milan this summer but it is believed he is now going to re-join his former club Ajax after they sold Antony to Man Utd for £85million.

    But there have been claims that Spurs have shown late interest in him with Antonio Conte looking to help provide competition for Dejan Kulusevski.

  • Alex Smith

    De Jong in London

    Frenkie de Jong is reportedly in London right now amid speculation he may join Chelsea.

    Sky Sports report that the Dutchman, who has been a target for Manchester United all summer, is England fuelling rumours he could move to a Premier League club.

    But, he claims Barcelona players have been given two days off after their win over Real Valladolid and he has coincidentally chosen to spend some time in the city where Chelsea play and United have offices in.

  • Alex Smith

    Angry Chelsea fans

    Chelsea fans were left fuming after last night's defeat to Southampton with some taking to social media to vent their frustrations.

    One said: "Another abysmal pathetic lacklustre display, Tuchel full of ridiculous excuses, it’s not just this season but since the new year, home form shocking."

    Another blamed Tuchel and his recruitment: "Tuchel has until the World Cup break to fix this. Blank check-book all summer and chooses not to sign a new midfielder or some competent forwards."

    Many supporters cried out for the club to bring in a striker with Kai Havertz out-of-form and Armando Broja coming on off the bench when they needed a goal.

  • Alex Smith

    Chelsea suffer Gvardiol blow

    It is not just Anthony Gordon who appears to not be heading to Chelsea.

    RB Leipzig director Oliver Mintzlaff has ruled out selling Josko Gvardiol to Chelsea or anyone else before the deadline.

    Reports had suggested Chelsea were on the verge of buying the centre-back for £75million and were going to loan him back to Leipzig.

    But Mintzlaff has said to Bild: "I can confirm that Josko will play with us this season and very likely next."

  • Alex Smith

    Brighton want Gilmour

    Brighton are considering a late swoop for Billy Gilmour, according to reports.

    However a loan deal would not be available due to Premier League rules.

    The Seagulls already have Levi Colwill on loan from Chelsea, and a team can only loan one player from another Prem club.

    The 21-year-old was initially not handed a squad number at Chelsea prior to the start of the season but he now had and was on the bench last night in the loss to Southampton.

    Gilmour is looking to rejuvenate his career after a tough loan spell at Norwich last season.

  • Alex Smith

    Chelsea dealt Gordon blow

    Asked whether there was a chance Gordon could leave after he scored for Everton last night, Lampard said: “No.

    “He’s too important a player and I think he showed his worth in the last two games.

    “And with two days now to go [until the transfer window closes], what good would it do us to do anything with Anthony?

    “On a bigger picture than that, he is our player who we’ve developed and there’s an affiliation with him and the fans and vice versa.

    “Clearly, the interest has been there because he’s a top player. And that’s why we’re so keen to keep him.”

  • Alex Smith

    Weak Chelsea

    Thomas Tuchel continued to hit out at his players for not being strong enough and not having the right attitude.

    "We were not tough enough as a team. Soft defending.

    "What stops that is pure mentality, stop it with defending mentality.

    "There is no superiority for the opponent, there is no need to give shots away, just toughen up as a team and show a different mentality.

    "I don't like to talk about it normally because you cannot prove it with data or tactical position,

    "But it is like this, both goals are cheap, soft goals and should not happen if you expect to win a match in the evening at an away stadium."

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  • Alex Smith

    Tuchel slams players

    Following last night's loss to Southampton, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel did not hold back in his post-match interview.

    He suggested his side aren't good enough at the moment as the away day struggles continue.

    Tuchel said: "We are not tough enough to win these matches away. It was the same story in Leeds [where they lost 3-0].

    "One set piece again, one sloppy defending again, we were off-balance and we did not react to it.

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