Latest Chelsea transfer rumours: Blues eye deal for Arsenal target amid fresh update on Willian

Here are the very latest Chelsea transfer rumours from Sunday, April 12.

Blues close on Coutinho deal

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is waiting for club officials to finalise the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona according to Sport, as cited by Sports Mole.

Coutinho has spent the season on loan at German giants Bayern Munich, but the club are unwilling to sign the former Liverpool star on a permanent basis.

Reports have suggested that Chelsea are the favourites to sign Coutinho, and according to a report in Spain, Lampard is waiting for the Blues’ board to agree a deal as soon as possible.

The 27-year-old could join Hakim Ziyech, who is already confirmed to be arriving at Stamford Bridge in time for next season.

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PSG preparing contract offer for Willian

Willian is out-of-contract at Chelsea at the end of the season and French champions Paris Saint-Germain are preparing a contract offer for the winger according to Spanish press, as per Sports Mole.

The Brazilian winger failed to agree a new deal at Stamford Bridge, with complications over the length of deals wanted by both parties.

Willian is out of contract at Chelsea this summer.
(Image: Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

This means he will be able to leave on a free transfer once the season finishes, and PSG are the latest club to be linked with a move.

Barcelona have been long-term admirers of Willian but PSG are reportedly ready to offer the 31-year-old a contract in France.

Blues confident over Magalhaes signing

Chelsea are confident they will be able to complete the signing of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes, according to ESPN.

The report suggests that Lampard is looking to sign a left-footed central defender and Magalhaes fits into that bracket.

All parties are optimistic that the deal will happen, the same report states, despite reported interest from…