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Saturday's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup: Ben Chilwell, Sergio Reguilon, Thiago Silva

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Saturday, August 22.

The summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Chelsea eye possible reinforcements.

The Blues failed to bring in a single player during the January window, despite seeing their transfer ban cut short by FIFA, but have already been busy this summer.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Stamford Bridge.

Saturday morning's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup:


Chelsea 'close to agreeing Ben Chilwell deal'

Ben Chilwell in action for Leicester City on June 20, 2020© Reuters

Chelsea are reportedly close to agreeing a deal for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell.

The England international has been persistently linked with a switch to the blue side of London in recent months, although Leicester's hefty asking price was believed to be hindering Chelsea's attempts to strike a deal.

However, according to Sky Sports News, Chelsea are confident of securing Chilwell's signature as early as next week after a breakthrough in talks.

The report claims that Chilwell himself is eager to move to Stamford Bridge and play in the Champions League, although no paperwork has been formally signed as of yet.

Chilwell's proposed arrival leaves the futures of current Chelsea left-backs Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri in doubt, although the latter has supposedly garnered interest from Inter Milan.

Frank Lampard has already acquired attacking duo Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner for the 2020-21 season, and the Blues are also believed to be inching closer towards a deal for Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz.



Thiago Silva 'wants to join Chelsea this summer'

Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva pictured in September 2019© Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva is reportedly keen on joining Chelsea this summer.

The 35-year-old is set to become a free agent in the aftermath of the Champions League final, and a recent report claimed that Frank Lampard's side were considering a move for the veteran centre-back.

Fiorentina have also been credited with an interest in the Brazilian, but according to Telefoot Chaine, Silva wants to move to Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

The South American will not make a decision on his future before next week as he is due to lead PSG into Sunday's European Cup final with German champions Bayern Munich.

Chelsea are expected to be in the market for at least one new central defender this summer due to their struggles in that area of the field during the 2019-20 season.

Silva has won seven Ligue 1 titles since joining PSG from AC Milan in July 2012.


More transfer news from Chelsea:

Chelsea 'learn asking price for Sergio Reguilon'
Chelsea could reportedly sign Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon for £22.4m this summer. Read more.

Lewis Dunk signs new five-year deal with Brighton & Hove Albion
The 28-year-old England defender had been linked with a move away from the AMEX Stadium this summer. Read more.

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