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Thursday's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup: Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Thursday, August 27.

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.

Thursday morning's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup:

Report: Ben Chilwell to earn £190,000 a week at Chelsea

Leicester defender Ben Chilwell pictured in March 2020© Reuters

Ben Chilwell is reportedly in line to earn a mammoth £190,000-a-week salary at Chelsea once completing his move from Leicester City.

The left-back could become a Chelsea player before the end of the week, with a medical believed to be scheduled for the next 48 hours.

Leicester are said to have accepted a £50m bid from their Premier League rivals and, according to The Telegraph, personal terms have been finalised.

Chelsea could make Chilwell their highest-paid player, it is claimed, ahead of the likes of fellow newbies Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.

Chilwell has been left out of England's latest squad due to a heel injury, but the Blues supposedly have no concerns over the severity of the issue.

Frank Lampard 'to make Thiago Silva Chelsea captain'

Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Silva in the aftermath of the Champions League final on August 23, 2020© Reuters

Frank Lampard is reportedly prepared to hand the captain's armband to Thiago Silva if he completes a switch to Chelsea.

After a successful eight-year period at Paris Saint-Germain, Silva is expected to depart Parc des Princes on a free transfer over the coming days.

With it being claimed that the 35-year-old is due to have a medical with Chelsea on Thursday, a switch to Stamford Bridge appears to be in the offing.

According to Globo, Lampard is prepared to get a deal over the line by handing Silva the opportunity to replace Cesar Azpilicueta as club captain.

Jorginho's potential exit from the Premier League giants will free up an opening for the Brazilian to be named as skipper or as deputy to Azpilicueta.

Silva has won eight league titles since his permanent switch to Europe in 2009, seven of which have come during his time at PSG.

More transfer news from Chelsea:

Chelsea confirm signing of England international Ben Chilwell on five-year deal
Chelsea confirm the signing of England international full-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester City on a five-year deal for a fee thought to be worth around £50m. Read more.

Paris Saint-Germain 'cannot afford to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona'
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly priced out of deal for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi due to his salary, which is more than both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe combined. Read more.

Manchester United, Chelsea target Ben White 'to stay at Brighton & Hove Albion'
Brighton & Hove Albion are reportedly in line to win the battle to keep hold of defender Ben White, who has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea. Read more.

Agent: 'Ben White not returning to Leeds this summer'
The 22-year-old was an ever-present in the Sky Bet Championship last season. Read more.


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