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Chelsea FC Transfer News and Rumours

The 2022/23 season countdown is well underway and a busy summer transfer window is on the cards in West London with Chelsea expected to make sweeping changes to their squad before the start of the new campaign.

Here is all the key transfer news and information ahead of an important transitional summer for the pride of London.

Latest News - Closing in on Dembele

Chelsea are monitoring the situation surrounding Ousmane Dembele with the French winger's contract at Barcelona set to expire at the end of the month.

Barcelona have been locked in tense negotiations with the 25-year-old throughout the season, but a departure from Camp Nou is expected this summer.

Spanish news outlet Sport is reporting that the French international will leave the club at the expiry of his contract and join Chelsea on a free transfer.

Confirmed Arrivals

None

Rumoured Arrivals

Jules Koundé

Chelsea's interest in signing Sevilla centre-back Jules Koundé has long been public knowledge with the Blues having tracked the 23-year-old for over a year ahead of a potential move.

The French international has raised eyebrows with his performances for the La Liga outfit in recent seasons, forming a resolute partnership with Brazilian defender Diego Carlos. Koundé is Chelsea's primary target this summer with Antonio Rudiger having already departed for Champions League winners Real Madrid.

Milan Škriniar

Inter Milan defender Milan Škriniar has also been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, although London rivals Spurs remain keen on the Slovakian international.

The 27-year-old has been a formidable presence in the Inter back line and is capable of playing in a back three or a back four system, but Chelsea will need to stump up a considerable fee to land one of Serie A's best defenders.

Raheem Sterling

The 27-year-old winger has been a mainstay in the Manchester City team since making the switch from Liverpool in 2015. But, with just one year left on his contract in Manchester, Sterling could depart this summer.

Chelsea are rumoured to be interested in the England international with a cut-price deal potentially on the cards. The Blues will have to battle Premier League rivals Arsenal and Champions League regulars Bayern Munich to secure Sterling's services for the 2022/23 season.

Confirmed Departures

Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid) - End of contract

Andreas Christensen - End of contract

Danny Drinkwater - End of contract

Rumoured Departures

With Thomas Tuchel looking to overhaul his squad ahead of the 2022/23 season, there will no doubt be plenty of outgoings at Chelsea this season.

Here are some of the players currently rumoured to be leaving Stamford Bridge.

Cesar Azpilicueta & Marcos Alonso

Barcelona are already closing in on the signing of out-of-contract defender Andreas Christensen and could soon add both Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso to their ranks.

The veteran full-backs are currently on international duty with Spain as they focus on their Nations League campaign, but Barcelona have been in contact with the players' representatives over potential transfers this summer.

Romelu Lukaku

The Belgian striker made his much-anticipated return to Stamford Bridge last summer in an eye-watering transfer from Inter Milan, but the 29-year-old failed to hit the ground running in his first season back in London.

Lukaku scored just eight goals in 26 Premier League appearances this season and has dropped multiple hints that he isn't exactly happy with the relationship between himself and manager Thomas Tuchel.

Reports are suggesting that Lukaku could be on his way back to the Italian capital with Chelsea's long-standing interest in centre-back Milan Škriniar likely to play a role in a potential deal.

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