CHELSEA may have a breakthrough in their pursuit of Kai Havertz, amid reports the Blues have agreed a £60m fee up front rising to £85m with add-ons.
And they are also said to be closing in on a deal for Ben Chilwell, having bridged the gap between their valuation and Leicester’s demands.
Chelsea want £18million for midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Reports this week suggested the Blues had entered talks with AC Milan over the sale of the Frenchman.
Bakayoko, who turns 26 on Monday, impressed on loan at the San Siro last season but the two teams were unable to reach an agreement last summer.
Chelsea would prefer to cut their losses on Bakayoko after paying £40million for the midfielder in 2017.
However, Milan will try to tempt the Blues with a £3million loan offer plus £30million option to buy.
And Bakayoko is understood to want a return to former loan side AC Milan.
ANOTHER LOAN FOR BLACKMAN
Rotherham are hoping to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman on loan.A season-long deal at the Millers would be the eighth loan move of the 26-year-old’s career.Blackman, who has been at Chelsea since he was 13, spent the second half of last season on loan at Bristol Rovers, making ten appearances.He has also had spells at Sheffield United, Vitesse Arnhem and Rotherham’s Yorkshire rivals Leeds United in the past.
Atonio Conte wants a re-union with Ngolo Kante
Antonio Conte wants to raid old side Chelsea to set up a reunion with N’Golo Kante.
Gazzetta Italia claims the French midfielder could be heading to Inter Milan this summer in a big-money move.
Kante has suffered with lots of injuries during the past season and questions remain over how he fits into Frank Lampard’s tactical approach.
Chelsea could be willing to sell as they close in on the attack-minded Kai Havertz, but Lampard has previously stated Kante remains firmly in his plans alongside fellow misfit Jorginho.
Ethan Ampadu set on loan
Chelsea could be set to loan Ethan Ampadu to local rivals Fulham.
The Athletic claims Scott Parker is keen on bringing the Welshman to Craven Cottage after beating Brentford in the Championship playoff final.
Ampadu had a mixed loan spell at RB Leipzig last season.
And Frank Lampard is keen for him to gain Premier League experience before challenging for a place at Chelsea.