Chelsea transfer news: Blues to‘battle’ PSG for defender, Liverpool ‘face competition’ for Jude Bellingham

Here is today’s Premier League transfer news.

Chelsea are one of six teams that are absent this weekend after their Premier League clash with Liverpool was postponed.

The Blues were unable to play last weekend’s match against Fulham following The Queen’s death, meaning they will have been out of league action for almost a month once they take on Crystal Palace in October.

Graham Potter will have to wait for his Premier League debut in the Chelsea dugout, however got a taste of it when the Blues hosted Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League midweek - drawing 1-1 after another underwhelming performance.

Here are today’s rumours...

"JEWEL" MIDFIELDER EMERGES AS LEEDS UNITED TARGET

“Many clubs” are following RB Salzburg “jewel” Noah Okafor. The Switzerland striker has emerged as a target for Leeds United in recent weeks, but the Whites could face significant competition to secure his services. The 22-year-old’s current contract expires in June 2024. (Fabrizio Romano)

NEWCASTLE UTD SCOUT FORWARD IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WIN

Representatives from a number of Premier League clubs were in attendance to watch Moussa Diaby star in Bayer Leverkusen’s Champions League win over Atletico Madrid in midweek. Chelsea, Newcastle United, Tottenham, Arsenal, and Manchester City all had scouts in the stands, with the winger remaining that subject of “heavy interest” from England. (90min)

CHELSEA FACE PSG IN BATTLE FOR DEFENDER

Chelsea are “seriously reflecting” on making a move for Inter Milan defender Milan Škriniar next summer. The centre-back could become available on a free transfer if he fails to renew his current deal at San Siro. The 27-year-old’s is set for talks over his future in Italy in the coming weeks, with PSG also interested. (FC Inter News)

GRAHAM POTTER CONSIDERS REUNION WITH BRIGHTON STARLET

Graham Potter would reportedly 'love' to be reunited with Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo at Chelsea. The 20-year-old joined the Seagulls for £5m in February 2021. (Pete O'Rourke)

EVERTON PREPARE BID FOR ADAMA TRAORE

Everton are reportedly set to make a bid for Ferencvaros winger Adama Traore in January. The winger has scored 12 goals in 14 appearances this season. (Calciomercato)

LIVERPOOL FACE PREMIER LEAGUE COMPETITION FOR BELLINGHAM

Chelsea and Manchester United are both set to rival Liverpool for midfielder Jude Bellingham next summer, with Real Madrid also keen. The Borussia Dortmund starlet is likely to cost over £100m. (Mirror)

EVERTON STAR SET FOR CONTRACT TALKS

Everton are reportedly in talks with Anthony Gordon over a new contract after the winger almost signed for Chelsea in the summer. Newcastle United and Tottenham have also shown interest in the 21-year-old. (Independent)

MAN UNITED URGED TO SIGN ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL

Troy Deeney has urged Manchester United to sign Brentford's Ivan Toney following his first call-up to the England squad. The 34-year-old has claimed the striker would 'shine' at Old Trafford. (The Sun)

MAN CITY TO FIGHT IT OUT FOR BENFICA ACE

Man City are preparing to battle it out for Benfica defender Alex Grimaldo in January, with Arsenal and Barcelona also interested. The 26-year-old's contract is set to expire next summer. (Calciomercato)