Chelsea ‘enter talks’ over key departure as Frenkie de Jong transfer plan emerges

All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Thomas Tuchel races to get his side ready for the new season.

Chelsea ended their pre-season with a bang after disappointment in Florida.

The Blues suffered a heavy defeat to Arsenal in the States, but they responded with a 3-1 win over Udinese thanks to goals from NGolo Kante, Raheem Sterlinga and Mason Mount.

The win will bring some relief to Chelsea fans, particularly after Thomas Tuchel’s comments questioning whether his side were ready.

Next weekend, Chelsea will begin theirPremier League campaign against Everton, but before then, they will be looking to add to their squad.

With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Stamford Bridge.

Werner update

Timo Werner continues to be linked with a move away after the German raised questions over his playing time.

According to 90min, his former club RB Leipzig have now begun talks over a loan deal with the new season fast approaching.

Chelsea would likely prefer to send Werner outside the Premier League if they are going to offload him.

The likes of Arsenal and Newcastle United have been linked, but Leipzig might just hold the upper-hand, especially with Werner likely keen on a move back to his former club.

De Jong links

Chelsea are being linked with a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

De Jong has been heavily linked with Manchester United, but the Blues are also said to be keeping an eye.

According to Christian Falk, Chelsea could make a move for de Jong, but they will only do so if NGolo Kante does not sign a new contract this summer.

Emerson interest

Chelsea may still need more incomings, but they could also do with offloading some of their fringe players.

Emerson Palmieri, who spent last season out on loan with Ligue 1 giants Lyon, is attracting interest.

According to Calciomercato, Lazio, who are led by Maurizio Sarri these days, are said to be keen on a loan move for Emerson this summer.

Chelsea will likely be happy to offload the Italian.