Three Chelsea players are on the edge of saying goodbye to Cobham and Stamford Bridge before the closure of the summer transfer window.
Chelsea prepare to make two more signing following Lukaku acquiring, Kounde is also a top target for the blues on permanent deal which is expected t be announce soon.
The three Players are as Follow:
Callum Hudson-Odoi to Borussia Dortmund
Chelsea are holding discussions with Borussia Dortmund over a loan switch for Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to reports.
It had previously emerged that Dortmund are yet to initiate official contact with the European champions over the chances of signing their academy graduate, who has not featured in the Premier League so far this season.
It has been claimed that there is an element of frustration within the 20-year-old’s entourage owing to a lack of playing time, despite Tuchel insisting that the youngster remains part of his plans earlier in the summer.
The Evening Standard report that discussions are steadily moving over a potential loan move for Hudson-Odoi as he looks to get regular minutes in his locker after contributing as a squad player in the business end of the previous campaign.
Dortmund are considering making a late bid to sign the Englishman on a season-long loan, with the transfer window set to shut on August 31 ahead of the first international break of the 2021/22 campaign.
The 20-year-old has often operated as a right wing-back since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival to Stamford Bridge in January, and could benefit from gathering regular first-team minutes under his belt with a loan move elsewhere this term.
Chelsea will leave Tuchel decide if the Englishman can leave on loan this season, with a decision potentially hinging on whether the west Londoners can secure the arrival of Sevilla’s Jules Koundé, who can also be positioned on the right flank.
Should Dortmund strengthen their interest in landing the Cobham graduate on loan, Tuchel will have the final say on whether Hudson-Odoi is indeed surplus to requirements, or if Chelsea could need his services at some points during the season, with the European champions looking to compete on all fronts.
It has recently emerged that the Bundesliga giants are highly interested in adding the talented youngster, who could fill the void left by Jadon Sancho in attack following his move to Manchester United
It was previously reported that Chelsea tried to offer Hudson-Odoi to Dortmund earlier in the summer as part of an exchange deal for Erling Haaland, and it appears that the Chelsea man could still end up playing in Germany this season.
What Tuchel said on Hudson-Odoi ahead of the Liverpool clash
“It’s hard to argue with this opinion that he needs regular game time to improve his personal level. At the same time, it’s not only about letting players go.
“Today we are missing only Christian Pulisic and Kurt Zouma (who has since joined West Ham), for example, so we are already only 17 regular players from last season. So if we want to compete in all competitions, it’s also about numbers.
“In a squad, you need a squad of 20-21 players to compensate for injuries, to compensate for yellow cards or whatever. I have the feeling that Callum decided to fight for his place here.
“He fights for offensive positions and, of course, if you do the mathematics you end up with a lot of guys for the three offensive positions. So it’s a huge challenge for him, but the door is always open to sneak through and to make your way, and it can happen at any time for offensive players. At the moment, there is no loan.”
Loftus-Cheek to Napoli
Napoli are eyeing a late swoop for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer, according to reports.
It was reported recently that the Blues had decided against loaning out either of Ethan Ampadu or Loftus-Cheek, with the club set to use the duo as backup options in the middle of the park for the 2021/22 campaign.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel seemed to be content with the current set of midfielder options at his disposal, which include N’Golo Kanté, Mateo Kovačić and Jorginho – all three of whom enjoyed stellar campaigns for the European champions last term.
As reported by Corriere dello Sport via Fooball Italia, Napoli are considering the chances of signing the 25-year-old from Chelsea, with the Serie A side looking to bolster their midfield options.
The Italian giants haven’t made contact with the European champions over the possibility of landing the box-to-box midfielder, but have added his name to the list of options that are being considered.
Loftus-Cheek suffered relegation with Fulham last term, but the midfielder did impress for the Whites as he looked to gather first-team minutes under his belt before returning to his boyhood club for pre-season.
Chelsea have not added a central midfielder to their ranks this summer, despite being linked with West Ham’s Declan Rice, Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni and Rennes’s Eduardo Camavinga.
The Blues needed to offload a few players to trim their wage budget and make space in the squad before announcing fresh arrivals following the capture of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for a club-record fee of £97.5 million.
Following the sale of Kurt Zouma to West Ham, Chelsea have generated significant revenue to fuel their chase of Sevilla defender Jules Koundé, who is a priority target for the west Londoners with two days left before the transfer window shuts.
Dujon Sterling to Blackpool on loan
Dujon Sterling Set for Blackpool Loan Move After Chelsea Contract Extension. The defender will spend the season in the Championship.
Chelsea defender Dujon Sterling is set to sign for Championship side Blackpool after agreeing a new contract at Stamford Bridge, according to reports.
The defender was impressive early on in pre-season and has been rewarded with a new contract.
As per Adam Newson, Sterling will spend the season in England’s second division.
It was previously reported that Sterling had impressed Thomas Tuchel in pre-season and the Blues were set to offer the player an improved contract.
His current deal expires in 2022 and with under a year left Chelsea were keen to tie up his future.
Sterling was held in high regards by former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who saw his future as an important wing-back for the Blues.
As Tuchel returned to a back three in his first season in London, Sterling was given a chance to impress but featured predominantly as a right sided centre back in pre-season.
The 21-year-old was highly rated in the Blues academy but a serious illness followed by a hamstring injury saw Sterling ruled out for 13 months and has now made a full recovery.
The defender spent last season playing for the Chelsea Under 23 side and trained under Tuchel last season.
It will be good for his development to get regular first team football and Blackpool have been chosen as his next destination.
Speaking in pre-season, Sterling was full of praise for Tuchel.
What did Sterling say?
“I’ve learned a lot, especially about how the gaffer (Tuchel) works and what his footballing philosophies are,” said Sterling, as quoted by Chelsea’s official website.
“It’s good to get that into my brain, and try to implement it into my game as well. Obviously it’s something new for me that I’ve never experienced before, because every manager is different. I think the way that he plays suits me a lot, and I like his style of play.”
The defender will be looking to have a good spell at Blackpool and return to impress the German once more next season.