Chelsea ‘pushing hard’ for big name and youngster heads towards exit door

The latest Chelsea news and rumours on Friday.

Chelsea begin the 2022/23 season with an away trip to Everton this weekend.

The Blues will be eager to start with a win as they look to get going again under Thomas Tuchel.

They finished in 3rd place in the last campaign.

Here is a look at the latest news coming out of the club today....

De Jong latest

Chelsea are reportedly trying to lure Frenkie de Jong to Stamford Bridge before the end of the transfer window.

The Holland International’s future at Barcelona has been up in the air all summer.

According to Spanish news outlet SPORT, the Blues are ‘pushing hard’ to secure his signature.

Defender to leave

Levi Colwill is reportedly poised to link up with Brighton and Hove Albion on loan.

The young defender spent the past campaign on loan at Huddersfield Town in the Championship and helped the Yorkshire outfit reach the play-off final at Wembley.

West London Sport report that the England youth international is now heading to Graham Potter’s side to test himself in the Premier League.

Tuchel on Aubameyang

Tuchel has refused to be drawn on links to Barcelona attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The former Arsenal attacker has been linked with a move to Chelsea in this window.

However, his former Borussia Dortmund boss is tight-lipped on the speculation right now, as per a report by Football London:

“We will not comment further. There are a lot of names out there, sometimes due to the fact we discuss a lot of names but also sometimes pure speculation. We will not get involved.”