The Stamford Bridge outfit could be set for a busy January transfer window withe the likes of Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner being linked with moves away from the club
Timo Werner has had a difficult time since securing his transfer to Chelsea in 2020 but found the net twice in Wednesday’s 3-3 draw with Zenit St Petersburg.
However, the German has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge ahead of the January transfer window – but has been warned off of moving to Manchester United by a former Blues player.
It comes as Chelsea have been named as the “dream” destination for a young Belgium midfielder who only moved to the Bundesliga in Germany last summer.
Additionally, with Antonio Rudiger’s future uncertain, there ae claims that a Barcelona player has spoken with Roman Abramovich about a move… and decided he wants to head to Stamford Bridge.
Here are all the latest Chelsea transfer rumours.
Barca star ‘to replace Rudiger’
Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has agreed to leave the club and become Antonio Rudiger’s replacement at Chelsea, it has been reported.
El Nacional reports that the centre-back has held discussions with Blues owner Roman Abramovich who has “promised him an irrefutable contract” and boss Thomas Tuchel, who has “secured him a role as the undisputed starter”.
It comes with German defender Antonio Rudiger’s contract set to expire at the end of the season and reports suggesting the Blues are now ‘resigned’ to losing the player.
Chelsea ‘dream’ club for young star
Young Belgian player Aster Vranckx ‘dreams’ of playing for Chelsea one day, according to reports.
The midfielder only moved to Bundesliga club Wolfsburg last summer from KV Mechelen, although German outlet Bild reports he could be on the move again if his current club fail to qualify for Europe next season.
Bild predict he could cost more than £10m, while the report adds that the player also has aspirations of playing for Real Madrid one day.
Werner warning sent
Former Blues defender Glen Johnson has warned Timo Werner off of moving to Man United.
The German striker has been linked with joining back up with former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford, but Johnson told Betting Odds he doesn’t think the move would be a good idea.
He told BettingOdds.com: “I don’t think that’s a good move for either party to be honest. I don’t think it’s a good move for Manchester United and I don’t think it’s a good move for Timo Werner.
“United seem to want to sign any player available in that position which is just madness.”