Player ‘100% keen’ on Chelsea move, Blues ‘convinced’ £59m midfielder deal can be completed

All the latest transfer news and speculation involving Chelsea.

After weeks of waiting, Chelsea finally get their Premier League campaign underway against Everton on Saturday evening.

But while anticipation is high, the Blues are still involved in a number of ongoing transfer sagas that are yet to be resolved.

With that in mind, here is Saturday’s Chelsea-related transfer speculation...

Chelsea make De Jong offer

Chelsea have made an offer to Barcelona for midfielder Frenkie de Jong, according to Sport.

The Blues have emerged as a potential suitor for the Dutchman in recent days, and have reportedly firmed up their interest with an actual bid.

It is understood that Thomas Tuchel’s side have put together a package worth in excess of £59 million, as well as wing-back Marcos Alonso.

Sport claim that Chelsea are “convinced” a deal can be struck for the 25-year-old.

It is also suggested that in the event of De Jong deciding against a move to Stamford Bridge, Alonso could still be sold to Barcelona for less than £8.4 million.

Blues submit fresh Fofana bid

Leicester City have rejected a fresh bid from Chelsea for defender Wesley Fofana, but the Blues are determined to wrap up a deal for the player, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian transfer guru has claimed that Stamford Bridge chiefs have tabled an offer worth in excess of £70 million, but have met resistance from the Foxes, who maintain that the Frenchman is not for sale.

For his part, Fofana is said to be absolutely onboard with the prospect of a move to West London.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Romano said: Chelsea have submitted a fresh proposal for Wesley Fofana on Friday in excess of £70m.

“Leicester have turned down the proposal, Rodgers also insists he’s not for sale.

”But Chelsea are determined to try again for Fofana. The player would be 100% keen on the move.”

Toffees eye Broja loan

Everton retain an interest in Chelsea’s Armando Broja and have continued to explore the feasibility of a move in recent weeks, according to The Athletic.

The Blues are still yet to make a decision on the striker’s future, but are understood to value the Albanian at around £30 million.

Due to financial restrictions, a loan agreement is said to be of particular interest to Everton.