Chelsea transfer rumours: Thiago Silva admission, £40m star wanted, Newcastle eye Batshuayi

Chelsea are continuing their preparations for the new season.

The Blues only recently got done with the last campaign, losing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, but they are already turning their attention to next term, which begins in just a matter of weeks.

Frank Lampard has already snapped up Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, and there is more to come, perhaps including key target Kai Havertz.

But who else could be making the switch to or from Stamford Bridge?

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Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumours and gossip.

Blues eye Silva

Chelsea continue to be linked with a move for Brazilian defender Thiago Silva.

According to The Telegraph, Silva is attracting plenty of attention this summer, including from Stamford Bridge, and reports have intensified elsewhere today.

Silva is a free agent with his contract at PSG coming to an end.

The 35-year-old will be hoping to finish his career in Paris by winning the Champions League on Sunday, PSG up against Bayern.

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After that, he is eyeing another European club, making Chelsea very much eligible.

“I have already said a lot of times before I wanted to, that I want to finish [my career] here in Europe,” he recently said.

“A decision was taken, now things are calm in my head. It will be…another club, but my heart will stay here.”

Newcastle United eye Batshuayi

Newcastle United are interested in signing Michy Batshuayi but Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson is their prime target.

As reported by our sister site Chronicle Live, Steve Bruce is keen on bolstering his attacking ranks for the new season.

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Chelsea are keen to offload the Belgian, who has reportedly been offered to Leeds United, but the Magpies are eyeing a loan and see him as a short-term option.

Batshuayi only has one year remaining…


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