Hello and welcome along to football.london’s daily Chelsea news and transfer news live blog, keeping you right up to date with all the very latest from in and around Stamford Bridge as it happens.
With the start of the new Premier League season now just five weeks away, the Blues are in a race against time to get those all-important summer signings over the line so that they can familiarise themselves with their new surroundings ahead of the serious business getting under way, which begins on August 11 for Chelsea when they face Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup final.
Although the Blues are yet to complete any new signings this summer, they are poised to be one of the Premier League’s biggest spenders, with owner Roman Abramovich poised to significantly back head coach Thomas Tuchel.
It is no secret to anyone that the German wants to strengthen his attacking options with the addition of Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, but the size of the transfer fee could prove to be difficult, meaning the Blues may be forced to look elsewhere for a new goal-getter.
As well as chasing Haaland’s signature, the Blues also remain interested in West Ham United and England ace Declan Rice.
With that in mind, be sure to stay with us for all the very latest Chelsea news as we get it. Refresh the blog below for all the very latest throughout the day.