Chelsea’s season may be on hold as the world battles the coronavirus crisis, but that has not stopped reports claiming they are looking ahead and planning their summer transfer business.
It remains to be seen when the transfer window will open this summer, as leagues and associations battle to conclude their current campaigns.
But managers, and their recruitment staff, are believed to be keeping busy in isolation by planning deals well in advance, if the latest reports are to be believed.
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With that in mind, here are the latest transfer rumours from Stamford Bridge.
Onana makes Ajax admission
Chelsea have been handed a transfer boost after Andre Onana said he would like to leave Ajax after this season.
The Cameroon international has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer.
Both the Blues and Tottenham Hotspur both reportedly are interested in signing the 24-year-old in the upcoming window.
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“It was five great years here. But now my time has come to take a step,” he told Fox Sports.
“We made that appointment last year. I don’t know yet what will happen, but my ambitions and agreements are clear.”
Rice boost as United cool interest
Manchester United have cooled their interest in West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
The 21-year-old England international has attracted admires across the Premier League since arriving on the scene.
United had been touted as a potential destination for Rice but they have now cooled their interest according to the Manchester Evening News.
West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice. (Image: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
The change in stance appears to have left Chelsea, the other side interested in Rice, with a clear run at securing his services.
Chelsea during the break