June 13, 2021

Chelsea transfer round-up – Tuchel eyes former player as Ziyech exit considered

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After claiming the Champions League for a second time in the club’s history, Chelsea will be hoping for further success in the 2021/22 season.

The Blues will be hopeful of challenging Manchester City for the Premier League title, having got the better of Pep Guardiola’s men in the last three meetings between the teams.

But reinforcements will be needed in the upcoming transfer window for this possibility to become a reality.

Tuchel recently admitted that the club will look to recruit “two or three” players in the coming weeks, with exits also expected.

Here, Mirror Football rounds up the latest Chelsea transfer news…

Chelsea weighing up Emerson options



Emerson has struggled for game time ever since joining Chelsea in 2018
Emerson has struggled for game time ever since joining Chelsea in 2018

Inter Milan are unprepared to meet Chelsea’s £17million valuation of Emerson and are willing to remain patient to get the best deal for the club.

The Brazilian full-back is out of contract at Stamford Bridge next summer, something Inter are looking to take full advantage of.

Emerson’s value will only decrease from now until 2022, meaning Chelsea must either cash in while they can or face the prospect of losing the 26-year-old for nothing.

Napoli are also said to be interested, but Gazetta Dello Sport claim that it is the Serie A champions who are currently leading the chase.

The reports adds that it it is ‘logical to imagine’ that Inter will not make any formal advances to Chelsea for the defender until after the Euros, when they’re in a better position to spend.

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Tuchel interested in former player



Weigl and Tuchel worked together during their Dortmund days
Weigl and Tuchel worked together during their Dortmund days

Chelsea are interested in securing the services of Benfica midfielder Julian Weigl.

The Blues continue to be linked with a move for West Ham’s Declan Rice, though do not seem to be making much progress with this deal.

And Weigl is now someone who has been listed as a possible alternative, available at a lower price of £25m.

Despite impressing for current club Benfica, the Portuguese giants are looking to free up funds according to media outlet A Bola.

Tuchel previously worked with the 25-year-old at Borussia Dortmund and could use this to his advantage when attempting to recruit the German.

Blues considering Ziyech sale

Chelsea are considering offloading Hakim Ziyech after just one year at the club.

The Blues spent over £200m on new signings last summer, with the Moroccan midfielder one of the first players they agreed a deal for.

Ziyech has endured a mixed debut campaign at Stamford Bridge, displaying flashes of brilliance on occasions.

The 28-year-old was left out of Tuchel’s starting-eleven for both Champions League semi-final matches with Real Madrid, as well as the subsequent final versus Manchester City.

Italian outleft Calciomercato are now claiming that Ziyech is not viewed as part of the club’s long-term project, alerting the likes of Napoli and AC Milan.

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