Chelsea news and transfers live: Romelu Lukaku medical, Abraham exit, Messi press conference

Hello everyone and welcome to’s live Chelsea coverage on Sunday.

It’s certainly been an eye-opening few days in the world of football ahead of the weekend. Major news at first came from Spain where it was announced that Lionel Messi is set to leave Barcelona. Meanwhile, Tottenham striker Harry Kane has issued a statement over why he missed his return for pre-season training.

Chelsea have also been in the headlines and are now closing in on their second transfer of this term, following Marcus Bettinelli’s arrival in west London. Marina Granovskaia has agreed a £97.5million deal with Inter Milan to prise the Serie A 2020/21 MVP winner to England.

Tammy Abraham could be heading out with Romelu Lukaku’s imminent arrival, with Atalanta highly keen on signing the Englishman this term.

Jules Kounde is a player the hierarchy will likely turn to once the deal to re-sign the Belgian International is announced. La Liga side Sevilla are currently holding out for a cash-only deal, but the Chelsea board want to include Kurt Zouma or another player in a part-exchange deal to reduce the asking fee of £60m.

We will also bring you updates on several fringe players who are edging closer to the exit doors this summer as the Blues look to raise funds for a potential central midfielder signing that could come at the end of the transfer window.

With that being said, keep your eyes peeled throughout the day as brings you the latest news from west London.

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