Wrapping up the Chelsea transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 January window.
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Chelsea have revived their interest in Sevilla defender Jules Kounde and are also looking at fellow Frenchmen Presnel Kimpemba and Aurelien Tchouameni (The Sun, January 13).
Chelsea are now in talks with Lyon about bringing Emerson Palmieri back to Stamford Bridge to provide cover for the injured Ben Chilwell (Daily Mail, January 11); Chelsea plan to recommence talks with Lyon in the coming days about the prospect of cutting Emerson’s loan short with the French club (Daily Express, January 10)
Chelsea are reportedly ready to push through a deal for AC Milan star Theo Hernandez next month (The Sun, December 30).
Manchester United will have to compete with Chelsea for Wolves star Ruben Neves in January (The Sun, December 27).
Barcelona are set to meet with Sergino Dest and his representatives to discuss their transfer plans with Chelsea waiting in the wings (Sunday Express, January 9); Chelsea are considering a £30m move for Dest (Daily Express, December 23).
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants to bring in PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe to replace Antonio Rudiger at Stamford Bridge, according to reports (Daily Mail, December 23).
Chelsea are reportedly looking to snap up former Manchester United youngster Deji Sotona (The Sun, December 22).
Mino Raiola has claimed rumoured Chelsea target Matthijs de Ligt is open to leaving Juventus, according to reports (Daily Mail, December 20).
Real Madrid flop Eden Hazard is set to reject a move in January as his wife is expecting their fifth child, reports suggest (The Sun, December 21); Hazard has made a dramatic U-turn on his Real Madrid future as he is now ‘open’ to a return to Chelsea (Daily Mirror, December 16); Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is furious with Real Madrid for going after Antonio Rudiger and could now pull the plug on any potential deal to bring Hazard back to Stamford Bridge, according to reports in Spain (Daily Mail, December 15).