Chelsea transfer news 23 August 2020: Lampard wants Thiago Silva
Chelsea have been really trying to rope in someone for the LB position, and hence sorted out some players regarding the same. Let’s see who all Chelsea are eyeing as we discuss some Chelsea transfer news.
Chelsea transfer news
1) Thiago Silva
Chelsea are very interested in signing Thiago Silva for free from PSG Next season. According to the Daily Telegraph, Chelsea see him as a potential starting Centre Back but will only go for him for free next season and not put in bids now. Lampard is looking to bolster his lineup and hence wants Thiago on his side. Thiago Silva has been at Paris Saint-Germain since 2012 and is set to leave the club now.
2) Ben Chilwell
Chelsea are about to sign Ben Chilwell, whom they have been monitoring for the whole transfer window as the breakthrough in talks as finally happened. According to the Mirror, Chelsea will have to make Chilwell the world’s most expensive defender to price the star from Leicester. Leicester’s initial starting price was 80 million, but Chelsea are trying their best to sign him in the range of 60 million.
3) Kai Havertz
There some new development in Kai Havertz deal where Chelsea have been in the pole position right from start. According to the Times, Frank Lampard is hopeful of shortly adding Kai Havertz to his new arrivals at Chelsea. The club’s present offer is still about £20 million short of Bayer Leverkusen’s £90 million valuation for the 21-year-old. However, Chelsea have a lot of time to complete the negotiations and arrive at a final price. Bayer wants the deal wrapped up before 28 August, which is the date when their squad reports for training. Hence, Chelsea will have to move fast else they’ll end up losing in to Havertz this season.
Talking about confirmed transfers, Chelsea have signed Xavier Mbuyamba from Barcelona’s youth academy. The 18-year-old Centre Back is dubbed as the new Virgil Van Dijk and can be a really great prospect for Chelsea. That’s all for Chelsea transfer news as of today.
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