Chelsea transfer news and rumours live: Havertz latest, Oblak links, Koulibaly battle

Hello and welcome along to our Chelsea transfer blog, bringing you all the very latest developments from Stamford Bridge as they happen throughout the day.

The Blues, who face Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley, have already completed the signings of Ajax star Hakim Ziyech and Germany international Timo Werner ahead of the start of next season, but they are not done yet in terms of their summer recruitment drive.

Chelsea are continuing to be linked with a plethora of names as the transfer window begins to get into full flight, with Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz, who is poised to be the next arrival in West London, Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly and Brentford winger Said Benrahma all continuing to be heavily linked with moves to Stamford Bridge.

After qualifying for next season’s Uefa Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Wolves on Sunday, which saw Chelsea secure a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, Marina Granovskaia, the club’s transfer guru, should find it far easier to negotiate deals with some of the Blues’ top targets.

In the last 24 hours alone, the club have learned that Havertz wants to seal a switch to Stamford Bridge by next week.

Stay with us throughout the day as we bring you all the very latest news and developments on Havertz, Oblak and much, much more.