Chelsea ‘leading’ transfer race for striker as Edson Alvarez update emerges

All the latest Chelsea transfer news and rumours as the Blues prepare for Champions League action.

Chelsea are back on the up after their win over Crystal Palace over the weekend.

The Blues required a late goal from Conor Gallagher to come away from Selhurst Park with all three points, and they now sit fifth.

Chelsea now turn their attention to the Champions League, facing AC Milan on Wednesday, needing to haul themselves off the bottom of their group.

They they face Wolves in the Premier League, but in the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Stamford Bridge.

Nkunku update

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has issued an update on Chelsea’s move to sign RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku.

The Blues are said to be in the final stages of wrapping up a deal, with a medical already taking place, according to the latest reports.

The contracts haven’t been signed just yet, it seems, but Romano says Chelsea are in a commanding position over the transfer, with the final details being worked on.

“In theory, clubs can always hijack deals until it’s signed but at the moment Chelsea are more than leading the race,” Romano has said.

“The fee will be more than €60m, still waiting to understand the final amount.”

Alvarez links

Chelsea are still said to be interested in a move for Ajax star Edson Alvarez.

According to The Athletic, the Blues have the midfielder at the top of their midfield shortlist heading into the winter and next summer.

Chelsea are likely to address their midfield situation next summer, and Alvarez continues to be linked.

The Mexican reportedly tried to push through a move to Chelsea in the summer window, but he didn’t get his wish.

The Blues may now revisit the situation at a later date, with Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham also on their shortlist, according to the report.