Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to undergo medical, Rafael Leao BLOW, Blues show 'interest' in Depay – latest | The Sun

CHELSEA are closing in on a sensational deal for Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang as the former Arsenal captain is set to undergo a medical.

A £12 million agreement has been reached between the Blues and Barcelona which will also see Marcos Alonso going the other way.

However, the West London outfit have reportedly failed in their £69m bid plus players to land AC Milan talisman Rafael Leao.

It has been claimed that the Italian giants are demanding his release clause fee of a staggering £130m.

And Memphis Depay has been linked with a shocking switch to Stamford Bridge as Barcelona are ready to rip up his contract according to reports.

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  • Tony Robertson

    Chelsea confirm trio of academy departures

    Academy defender Xavier Mbuyamba has left Chelsea are two years at the club to join Dutch side FC Volendam on a permanent transfer.

    Mbuyamba joined The Blues two years ago from Barcelona, but having failed to break into the first-team the 20-year-old has decided to move on.

    Elsewhere, the club have also confirmed the departures of Dujon Sterling and Xavier Simons to Stoke City and Hull City respectively.

    Both will be hoping to earn good minutes in the Championship.

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    More on Gilmour fee

    According to Sky Sports, Chelsea will receive a fee of £10million for Billy Gilmour.

    The 21-year-old is set to join on a permanent transfer and is currently undergoing a medical with The Seagulls ahead of the move.

    SunSport understands he will sign a four-year deal with Graham Potters' side.

  • Tony Robertson

    Gilmour to Brighton

    BRIGHTON have agreed a fee with Chelsea to sign Scotland international Billy Gilmour.

    Gilmour, 21, is thought to have agreed personal terms with the club, signing a four-year deal at The Amex.

    The Seagulls have been on the hunt for a midfielder following the departure of Yves Bissouma to Tottenham earlier this summer.

    Gilmour made a stunning start to his Chelsea career under Frank Lampard but fell out of favour under Thomas Tuchel and endured a difficult loan with Norwich City last season.

    The midfielder was initially left without a squad number at the start of the season but was named on the bench for Chelsea's defeat at Southampton on Tuesday.

  • Tony Robertson

    Former Chelsea star joins Fulham

    Former Chelsea star Willian has agreed to join London rivals Fulham.

    The newly promoted club announced the signing of the Brazilian shortly after their announcement of defender Layvin Kurzawa.

    Willian departed Corinthians in August and has subsequently sealed a return to London, with Willian saying: "I cannot wait to get started."

    Willian made 339 appearances for The Blues over a seven-year spell, winning two Premier League's, the Europa League, and both English domestic cups before joining Arsenal on a free transfer in 2020.

  • Tony Robertson

    Chelsea close to losing second academy graduate

    While the news of Billy Gilmour will come as a blow given the presently weak spine of the Chelsea midfield, they are also set to double down on this with the loss of Ethan Ampadu.

    Fabrizio Romano has reported Serie A side Spezia are closing in on a deal for the Wales international.

    However, the nature of this deal will be a loan with no option to buy.

    The 21-year-old has played just 10 minutes of football for Chelsea in the Premier League.

  • Tony Robertson

    Brighton agree fee for Gilmour

    As reported earlier today, Brighton were showing late interest in a deal for Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour.

    However, they could not sign the Scot on loan after already bringing in Levi Colwill in a deal of that nature.

    But now, according to the Telegraph's Mike McGrath, a fee for a permanent deal has now been agreed despite Chelsea being reluctant to see him to leave.

  • Tony Robertson

    De Jong to stay at Barcelona

    Chelsea and Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong will stay put at Barcelona.

    That is according to Fabrizio Romano, who has reported De Jong never changed his mind about the transfer.

    De Jong was extensively linked to United earlier in the window, before Chelsea expressed their own interest in the midfielder.

    However, despite apparent fees being agreed for the Dutchman by both United and Chelsea it seems he will be staying put – at least for the rest of the summer transfer window.

  • Tony Robertson

    Kenedy finally set to leave

    Chelsea outcast Kenedy could finally be about to seal a permanent transfer away from the club.

    Spanish publication Marca have reported the Brazilian is in Spain to seal a move to Real Valladolid.

    Kenedy has been on loan five times since initially joining Chelsea from Fluminense in 2015.

  • Tony Robertson

    Chelsea prodigy could leave permanently

    Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour could leave the club permanently today with Brighton interested but unable to sign him on loan.

    The 21-year-old has been tipped as a star for the future but has struggled to establish himself in the Chelsea team of late.

    Brighton are interested in signing him, but following their loan acquisition of Levi Colwill they cannot bring in Gilmour unless it is on a permanent deal.

    Thomas Tuchel was set to sit down with the player to discuss his future, so any movement for the Scottish international could rest on the outcome of that conversation.

  • Tony Robertson

    Depay has offer on the table

    Memphis Depay could yet leave Barcelona before the window slams shut.

    According to a new report from AS, Depay has a "very important offer" on the table from Chelsea.

    It means The Blues could be about to close deals for both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the former Manchester United forward.

    Signing both would alleviate the goal burden on the likes of the struggling Kai Havertz but it would simultaneously push Armando Broja further down the pecking order.

  • Tony Robertson

    Chelsea make massive Leao transfer offer

    Chelsea have made a huge bid for AC Milan star Rafael Leao.

    According to Duncan Castles, Chelsea submitted an offer worth almost £69million in the latest talks between the clubs.

    However, the Serie A champions rejected this and cited the forward's £130m release clause.

    Milan director Paolo Maldini also blocked the transfer of the 23-year-old.

    Chelsea are also understood to have offered players in exchange but this proposal was flatly rejected.

  • Joe Adams

    Alvarez transfer falls silent

    Ajax are still yet to respond to Chelsea's £43m bid for Mexican midfielder Edson Alvarez as the Blues look to continue their spending spree.

    Reports from Holland say that Alvarez did not turn up for training today as he hopes to force through a move to the London side.

    However, there has been no further progress reported on the deal between either party.

    If the player joined the Blues, he would provide important cover for Ngolo Kante.

  • Joe Adams

    Chelsea in advanced talks with teenage talent

    The Blues are thought to have reached an agreement for Dynamo Moscow midfielder Arsen Zakharyan.

    Journalist Hrach Khachatryan reports that the transfer is in the process of being completed.

    However, the 19-year-old will remain on loan at Dynamo until January 2023. According RB Sport, Zakharyan's agent has said 'it is not possible for player to join right away.'

    The FA were originally confused of blocking the move, but an agreement between the two clubs has now been reached.

  • Joe Adams

    Depay up for grabs

    According to emerging reports, Memphis Depay has asked to leave Barcelona.

    Journalist Gerard Romero tweeted that the Dutchman handed in a transfer request yesterday and Chelsea is a possible destination.

    He has been linked with a move away from Barcelona ever since the arrival of Robert Lewandowski, but it looked as though 28-year-old was going to stick around.

    Journalist Fabrizio Romano has played down the rumours, stating that he is closer to staying than leaving and no advanced talks have opened up between Depay and the Blues.

    Although, the Spanish giants are said to be ready to terminate his contract should he agree a deal with another club.

  • Joe Adams

    BREAKING: Aubameyang to Chelsea is a done deal

    Chelsea and Barcelona complete a full agreement in principle for Pierre Aubameyang.

    Journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that the Gabon international will fly to London at around 5pm.

    Meanwhile, Alonso is in Spain to undergo his medical in a three year deal with the Catalan Club.

    Chelsea will have to pay an extra fee of roughly £7.5 million for his services.

  • Joe Adams

    Broja to stay with Blues

    Armando Broja is staying at Chelsea to help spearhead the fight against Manchester City and Liverpool.

    SunSport's Andy Dillion reports that the striker has been the subject of intense speculation recently over his future at Stamford Bridge.

    West Ham and Everton were lined heavily with moves for the Albanian, whether on permanent terms or as a loan or in swap deals for players like Anthony Gordon.

    Broja, 20, spent last season on loan at Southampton but has figured in Chelsea first team games this season.

    He came on as a sub against Saints in midweek.

    Chelsea are hopeful of agreeing a deal to bring in striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but Broja will now be sticking around to partner the former Arsenal captain should he sign.

  • Joe Adams

    Boyhood fan

    Wesley Fofana's dreams have come true, signing for his boyhood club in a deal worth around £75m.

    If Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is to become a Blue before the deadline shuts, the pair will be reunited, having both played together at St Etienne.

  • Joe Adams

    Birthday boy

    Ex-Chelsea player and footballing legend Ruud Gullit turns turns 60 today.

    What's your favourite moment from the Dutchman?

  • Joe Adams

    Aubameyang set to fly to London

    An agreement is thought to have been reached between Chelsea and Barcelona for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the fee is worth around £12million with Marcos Alonso included in the deal.

    David Ornstein of the Atheltic has reported that a private jet is ready for the 33-year-old and is due to fly to London this afternoon to agree personal terms.

  • Joe Adams

    Nice enter race for Ross

    According to French news outlet RMC Sport, Nice are also interested in the signing of ex-Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley.

    Barkley made just 6 Premier League appearances last season following his £15million signing back in 2018.

    If he were to move to France, he would join ex-Leicester goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel.

  • Joe Adams

    Saints interested in Barkley

    Southampton are reportedly among the clubs hoping to sign Ross Barkley.

    The player's contract was terminated earlier this week by mutual consent.

    Thomas Tuchel originally wanted him out of the club along with his hefty wage bill. But no offers came in for the 28-year-old.

    As a free agent, Southampton would have to pay no fee up front for his services.

  • Joe Adams

    Chelsea agree deal for Aubameyang

    BREAKING: A full agreement is said to have been made for the services of Pierre-Emerick-Aubameyang.

    The contract is set to be for two years with an optional extra should Chelsea want to keep him.

    According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, both teams are working to get the deal done as soon as possible.

  • Joe Adams

    Blues' next five:

    Chelsea have had a difficult start to the season, losing to both Leeds and Southampton early on.

    They currently sit ninth in the table.

    Tuchel's men face Liverpool in their next five Premier league fixtures:

    • West Ham (H)
    • Fulham (A)
    • Liverpool (H)
    • Crystal Palace (A)
    • Wolves (H)

    Sterling headed for Stoke

    No, don't worry, not that Sterling.

    22-year-old Dujon Sterling is said to undergo a medical at Stoke City this afternoon as a part of a loan-deal with the Championship side.

    Sterling recently extended his contract at Chelsea before going out on loan to Blackpool where his time was cut short by an ankle injury.

    His glimpses of brilliance earned the full-back a place on Chelsea's pre-season tour, but he has been unable to establish himself in the first team.

    Blues blow as target Gvardiol signs new contract with Leipzig

    Chelsea had a bid for RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol rejected yesterday.

    The offer was said to be worth around £78million but the German side are unwilling to let him go.

    According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Gvardiol has since signed a fresh contract with the club, keeping him there until June 2027.

    However, talks between the two parties are expected to continue in January 2023.

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