Chelsea news live: Coutinho & Werner transfer boost, Blues could sign Barca wonderkid Xavier Mbuyamba for free

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Chelsea could sign Barcelona wonderkid Xavier Mbuyamba for free

Chelsea have handed huge boost in pursuit of land Barcelona youngster Xavier Mbuyamba this summer, with Catalan giants told the 18-year-old he can leave the Camp Nou for free in the upcoming window.

The reports claimed earlier of last week that the Blues lead the race to sign highly-rated centre-back who been compared to a young Virgil van Dijk.

And according to a report in Spanish outlet SPORT, claims that the La Liga champions have told the 18-year-old he can leave the Nou Camp for free in the upcoming transfer window.

Mbuyamba’s agent previously confirmed that Chelsea are the frontrunners for his signature despite Real Madrid, Juventus and Inter Milan are reportedly showing interest in sign the 18-year-old.

‘Chelsea gave a fantastic presentation. There is a unique football atmosphere there. You immediately sit with the first-team players during lunch and the club has outlined a very ambitious plan for Xavier.

‘They really think that in one to two years, he can be in the first team. Frank Lampard has of course already proven that he is not afraid to play with young players. Being in the starting line-up at Chelsea at the age of 20 would, of course, be great.’

Juventus make Emerson Palmieri offer

Juventus have reportedly begun talks with Chelsea over a possible deal for Brazilian left-back Emerson Palmieri.

The Serie A champions are in the market for a new left-back either as cover or as a replacement for Alex Sandro.

And according to Goal Italia’s Juventus correspondent Romeo Agresti, who spoke to Juve website Juventibus, revealed that Juventus have begun talks with Chelsea this week over potential sales.

Among those discussed with Emerson, with Juventus offering Mattia De Sciglio in exchange, a deal the Blues are not interested in, however talks are expected to continue.

Chelsea line up shock £15m swoop for Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki

Chelsea have reportedly ready to launch £15million bid for Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki ahead of upcoming transfer window.

The Blues are considering their options to replace out-of-favour Kepa Arrizabalaga at Stamford Bridge ahead of next campaign.

And according to The Sun, Chelsea are banking on a cut-price deal for the 29-year-old, who only has one year left on his contract.

Blues boss Frank Lampard is believed to be open to selling the Spain international, who arrived as Thibaut Courtois’ replacement following a £72million move from Athletic Bilbao in summer 2018.

Chelsea opted against activating their buy-back clause for Jeremie Boga

Chelsea have opted against using the buy-back clause for winger Jeremie Boga despite becoming one of Serie A’s most exciting players since joining Sassuolo in 2018.

The west London club have negotiated a sell-on clause with Sassuolo ahead of an expected move in the next transfer window, with fellow Serie A club Napoli thought to be interested in the 23-year-old.

Boga came through the Chelsea youth system but played only 18 minutes of competitive football for the first team and spent several spells out on loan before a permanent move to the Serie A in 2018.

And a tweet by Romano read: ‘Chelsea have decided against using their buyback clause for Sassuolo’s Jérémie Boga. He’s staying in Italy – top season this year. Napoli are interested in him.’

Chelsea still favourites to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho

Chelsea are reportedly still leading the race to sign Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho despite reports claimed that Arsenal have formally registered their interest.

The Brazilian midfielder is currently on loan at Bayern Munich but is expected to return to parent club Barcelona, where he is deemed surplus to requirements, at the end of this season.

A return to the Premier League been heavily your d for the 27-year-old with a string of clubs including Newcastle United, Spurs, Everton, Leicester city, Chelsea, Arsenal and former team Liverpool mentioned as possible destinations.

But according to The Bookmakers believe that a move to London is most likely, though, with Chelsea still favourites for his signature.

Chelsea told they can sign Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico for £22.4m

Chelsea have reportedly been told that they would be able to sign Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico for just £22.4million in next summer transfer window.

The 27-year-old has established himself as one of the top left-backs in Europe, having helped guide the Dutch side to reach the Uefa Champions League semi finals last season.

However, Tagliafico is reportedly seeking a new challenge, with Chelsea, Arsenal Barcelona and Atletico Madrid interested.

And The Telegraph claim the Blues have been made aware of what would be a very reasonable asking price.

Chelsea have a good relationship with the Dutch outfit, having already agreed a fee in the region of £37million for winger Hakim Ziyech.

Chelsea handed Timo Werner boost as Liverpool make transfer decision

Chelsea have been handed a boost in their pursuit of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner this summer with Liverpool have refused to pay 24-year-old release clause, according to reports.

The Premier League leaders have reportedly withdrawn from talks for Red Bull Leipzig striker Timo Werner, due to a difference in valuation of the player.

The 24-year-old forward, who has been one of Europe’s leading marksman in 2019/20 campaign, having score 30 goals and provided 12 assists, has a release clause in the £50million region.

However, due to the current financial instability caused by the coronavirus crisis, Jurgen Klopp’s & Co now value him as less than £30million in the market.

And according to The Mirror, Jurgen Klopp’s side won’t be pursuing Timo Werner due to the difference in price range.

Werner, meanwhile, is reportedly want to make a switch to the Premier League this summer with Chelsea are another English club that showing interest in sign the Germany forward.

The Blues boss Frank Lampard want to strengthen his attacking option ahead of next campaign and is identified Werner as their top transfer target ahead of upcoming window.

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