Chelsea ‘set sights’ on Cesar Azpilicueta replacement as £34m transfer completed

All the latest Chelsea transfer news and rumours as Thomas Tuchel and his men prepare for their friendly clash in Las Vegas.
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Chelsea are now working away Stateside as they prepare for the new season.

The Blues are in action in the early hours of Sunday morning, taking on Club America at Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium.

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The clash should give Thomas Tuchel an early look at where his team are, with fitness the biggest priority at this stage.

Chelsea could get a look at new signing Raheem Sterling in that game, and we should see further new signings added to the squad over the coming weeks.

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

Koulibaly done

Chelsea have completed their signing of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

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The Blues came into this summer needing to add centre-backs amid the exits of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

They have now addressed one of those exits with the signing of Koulibaly, who joins on a deal worth around £34million.

Azpilicueta plan

Another player Chelsea could leave this summer is long-serving star Cesar Azpilicueta.

The experienced full-back is out of contract next year, and there have been rumours of a move to Barcelona this summer.

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According to Evening Standard, Chelsea will look to sign a wing-back if the Spaniard does leave, and Lens defender Jonathan Clauss is on their radar.

Tuchel on Broja

Tuchel has made it clear Chelsea will not be selling Armando Broja this summer.

The forward has been linked with an exit following last season’s loan spell with Southampton.

“It’s good if there’s interest as it shows us there’s talent and potential. It shows us that he is in the position to impress and become a Chelsea player,” Tuchel responded to the links.

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“When will he become a Chelsea player? No one knows but hopefully as soon as possible. He got injured and there’s a delay for him which is never nice because a young player should normally make an impression from the first minute in pre-season.”

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