Here’s all the news from around Stamford Bridge over the past 24 hours.
Chelsea to announce deal
Fikayo Tomori is on the brink of finalising a permanent switch to Italian giants AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.
The defender spent the second half of the 2020/21 campaign on loan in Serie A and produced a series of impressive performances as the Rossoneri qualified for next season’s Champions League.
And he has done enough to earn a permanent move to the San Siro.
According to Italian media outlet Calciomercato, as cited by TEAMtalk, Milan hope to finalise the deal in the next few days and officially announce Tomori as their player on Friday.
Once the deal is announced, Chelsea will get a cash injection.
It is claimed that Milan will sign Tomori for €27million (£23.2m), with €1million having already been paid as part of the loan fee that saw him swap Stamford Bridge for the San Siro in January.
Golden Boy nominees
The Golden Boy is given by sports journalists to a young footballer – under the age of 21 – playing in Europe perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year.
Among the 100 nominees for the 2021 edition, Chelsea have two candidates.
Billy Gilmour, as well as academy prospect, Timo Anjorin, and the on loan Armando Broja, have been put forward for the prestigious award.
According to Football Talent Scout, Jacek Kulig, the award is given to the player who has the biggest potential in the game.
Chelsea have made their move for Erling Haaland.
According to a report from Italian-based journalist Ekrem Konuir, Chelsea have lodged a bid for Dortmund hitman Erling Haaland.
The report suggests that the European champions have offered £60m (€70m), as well as current blues striker Tammy Abraham in part exchange.