Chelsea have already made big moves ahead of the summer transfer window by luring Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to the club from Ajax and RB Leipzig respectively.
The Blues are pushing for a top-four finish and Champions League football next season, with the battle delicately poised heading into the final weeks of the season.
With further additions on the cards for Frank Lampard’s side, there is already plenty of speculation floating around Stamford Bridge ahead of the window’s opening.
Here, we have gathered some of the latest snippets concerning the Blues.
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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic swoop
Chelsea have made a move for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as they look to beat their rivals in the hunt for his services, Gazzetta Dello Sport states.
The Serbia international has reportedly been a long-term target of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain but the fight for his services has been intensified.
It’s stated that Chelsea and Real Madrid have both made a move to sign Milinkovic-Savic in the summer transfer window.
The latest report indicates the next few weeks will be decisive concerning any formal approach with Chelsea looking to assess the position of Milinkovic-Savic and his entourage in the final stages of the Serie A season.
Lampard’s Declan Rice plan
Chelsea boss Lampard is keen on landing Declan Rice from London rivals West Ham and plans to play the England international in defence, The Times reports.
The 21-year-old is a boyhood Chelsea fan and spent seven years with the club’s academy before his release – and remains close friends with Blues midfielder Mason Mount.
Rice has been heavily linked with an exit from the Hammers in recent transfer windows and Chelsea are regularly attributed with an interest.
However, rather than utilising him in his usual holding…