Frank Lampard will get his first taste of the summer transfer window in charge at Chelsea in a few months and there have been plenty of fresh faces linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
Lots of rumours have been floating around about potential defenders joining Lampard’s Blues, as he looks to make his mark on the current squad.
The Chelsea manager has experimented plenty this season with youth players and the majority of it has been successful.
Here is a round-up of all the Chelsea transfer rumours from Thursday, April 2.
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Umtiti wants Chelsea move
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has told Chelsea that they are his preferred destination as he looks to plot a move away from the La Liga giants this summer.
The Daily Star report that despite this, the Blues are focusing on pushing forward with a deal to sign Everton target Gabriel Magalhaes instead.
Umtiti has been offered to Arsenal and Manchester United as well this summer, but his £45m has put off some clubs.
Defender Fikayo Tomori is likely to be sent out on loan to gain some more first-team experience and there have been doubts over Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen.
The Blues are a fan of the Barcelona defender and have asked for some more relevant information about his current situation.
However, Lampard believes Magalhaes is better business for Chelsea – with the Lille defender their top defensive target – in a potential deal believed to be around £30m.
Chelsea during the break
City to hijack Chilwell move
Chelsea could be set to miss out on Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell this summer, with Manchester City renewing their interest in the England defender.
According to One Football, Pep Guardiola is set to renew his interest in the full-back after wanting him last summer before the 2019/20 season.