Chelsea transfer news has been in the buzz for months as a takeover of the west London club has seen their big cash outlays continue and Graham Potter looks set to see more positives – and more negatives, of course – on as he upgrades his team.
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And can we see the exits of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Zieks, whose stocks are hot after strong performances at the World Cup?
Chelsea are looking to revamp and bolster their costly squad and they are ready to splash out on the cash.
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Below we collect the latest deals, reports and rumors and analyze Chelsea transfer news as Joe Prince-Wright (JPW), Nicholas Mendola (NM) and Andy Edwards (AE) guide you through the hectic next few months .
Chelsea complete transfers – January 2023 window
Benoit Badiashile – AS Monaco ($39 million)
David Datro Fofana – Molde ($13 million)
Andrei Santos – Vasco da Gama ($22 million)
Mykhailo Mudryk – Shakhtar Donetsk ($108 million)
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January 16 – Aubameyang and Sterling are eliminated in pursuit of Noni Maduke.
There are youth movements, and there are youth movements.
Chelsea can live without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling as rumors circulate that Barcelona would like to take Auba back to Spain and that the Blues are open to offers for Sterling this winter.
The sterling sell-off is set to be stunning as new Chelsea owner Todd Boly shows little patience when it comes to getting things in line with new boss Graham Potter. Who could afford sterling? Very little and Sterling would not have been able to help a few clubs advance in the Champions League.
login would be PSV Eindhoven star Noni Maduke. The London winger went through the academies of Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur before moving to PSV at the age of 16.
Madueke, 20, has scored 20 goals and 14 assists in 80 games for PSV and is said to be worth $40 million. Madueke is a right winger and attacking midfielder. a tantalizing profile highlighted by dribbling, ball advancement and comfort in the attacking penalty area. He is not afraid of a tackle, relatively speaking, or. (New Mexico)
January 15 – Mudrik signs a $108 million contract for eight and a half years.
Mikhail Mudryk signed for Chelsea as the Blues reportedly offered him double what Arsenal were willing to pay him in wages. Mudryk, 22, has signed an eight-and-a-half-year contract and the Ukrainian winger will be an important part of their future as they continue their costly roster upgrade. (Japan)
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) January 15, 2023
Jan 14 – Chelsea could snatch Mudrik out from under Arsenal’s nose
This is absolutely nonsense. There have been reports over the last week or so that Chelsea could make a move for Mudrik, but the latest update from Fabrizio Romano seems much more specific and Chelsea are trying to get ahead of their London rivals. Arsenal have been haggling with Shakhtar over a transfer fee for days now and it looks like Chelsea are ready to pay the Ukrainian side whatever they want for the talented winger. It would be a huge blow for Arsenal but I think every player has a price, right? (Japan)
🚨 EXCLUSIVE: The Chelsea board is now in Poland trying to negotiate with Shakhtar about Mudrik and steal the deal! The official bid is about 100 million euros. 🔵 #CFC
Arsenal have always been in the lead in the race, negotiating with Shakhtar after the 3rd official bid.
The position of the mudrik is now decisive. pic.twitter.com/CwWWerfoQ8
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 14, 2023
January 10 – Thuram, Madouque are the latest attacking talents associated with Chelsea.
It looks like spending big money at Chelsea is not going out of fashion anytime soon. As they move closer to loaning Joao Felix (see below), they are also reportedly interested in signing French national team striker Marcus Thuram from Borussia Mönchengladbach. According to TimeChelsea are keen to sign the 25-year-old Thuram, with his contract expiring in the summer. The striker was part of France’s 2022 World Cup squad and has the ability to lead the line, but can also run behind him to create space for others. Christopher Nkunku is expected to arrive this summer, along with Felix and other players, and it looks like Chelsea are looking to review their entire attacking group. Thuram has scored 13 goals in 17 games in all competitions for Gladbach this season and Chelsea are desperate for someone to come in and add a clinical edge to their game.
Chelsea are also interested in signing 20-year-old Noni Maduke from PSV Eindhoven, according to the same report. The England under-21 winger has been linked with many Premier League clubs in the past. His talent is undeniable, but do Chelsea really need wider attacking players now? They have Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, Raheem Sterling and are going to add Joao Felix to the mix. It seems like they could have stepped up in other areas, and it also seems like their hiring plan hasn’t really been properly worked out since so many new figures have joined their tech staff in recent months. (Japan)
January 9 – Joao Felix heads for the bridge.
This one came out of nowhere, right? Joao Felix is on loan to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein. Felix stayed at Atlético Madrid and according to the report, the Portuguese loves the project at Chelsea and decided to join them ahead of Manchester United and Arsenal. Given Chelsea’s current struggles under Graham Potter, especially in the last third, and creating and finishing chances, Felix would be a great addition. In the right system, he can be a great addition and he can play in both top and attacking midfield. (Japan)
Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement on the loan of Joao Felix from Atlético Madrid. Commission ~11 million euros (below the original #athletes ask). Manchester United and Arsenal are interested, so the 23-year-old had a choice and #CFC The project has been appealed. More reinforcements to follow this month @TheAthleticFC #MUFC #AFK https://t.co/igZlGZuf8h
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 9, 2023
Jan 7 – Chelsea confirm second signing of Andrej Santos on Saturday.
Another promising youngster, Brazilian midfielder Andrej Santos, has signed with Chelsea. The 18-year-old is switching from Vasco da Gama for a fee believed to be in the region of $22 million. For Vasco, Santos acted mainly as a defensive midfielder,
Blue Brazilian: Andrei Santos signs a contract! 🇧🇷
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 7, 2023
Jan 7 – Chelsea confirm the signing of David Datro Fofana.
Chelsea announced on Saturday that 20-year-old Ivory Coast international David Datro Fofana has signed a six-year deal with the Premier League club. Chelsea will reportedly pay Norwegian side Mold just over $13 million for the striker who has scored 15 goals and provided 5 assists in 24 games this season. (AE)
Chelsea FC have completed the transfer of David Datro Fofan from Molde! 🤝
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 7, 2023
Jan 5 – Chelsea confirm Benoît Badiashile
French defender Benoît Badiashile, 21, is now a Chelsea player after signing a 7.5-year contract with the club following a $40 million deal that took the Monaco defender to the Premier League.
Here are Chelsea chairman Todd Boly and co-owner Behdad Eghbali. via ChelseaFC.com:
“We are delighted to welcome Benoit to Chelsea. He is a great young player who quickly built up a good reputation for himself and has a lot of experience for his young age. We are confident that he will become an important part of our team in the coming years.” (New Mexico)
Jan 3 – Negotiations with Enzo Fernandez continue as the Argentine star returns to training with Benfica.
Photographs show Enzo Fernandez returning to training with Benfica, but the 21-year-old reportedly told the club he wanted to sign for Chelsea. After a great World Cup where he was named Player of the Tournament and the trophy was won by Albicelesta, Enzo Fernandes is in demand but Chelsea seem to be leading the race. His release clause is over $120 million and if Chelsea are going to pay that amount, they’ll get a great central midfielder to help rally their sluggish attack. However, Chelsea will also pay a World Cup surcharge. Do they care about it? Probably no. (Japan)
Today Chelsea and Benfica will hold new direct negotiations for Enzo Fernandez. The deal is progressing as reported last week, but Rui Costa’s final approval is still pending – a key step towards making it happen. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Enzo has negotiated terms with Chelsea in the past…