Chelsea rival PSG for Achraf Hakimi transfer as Blues midfielder plots Stamford Bridge exit

Here is your Chelsea morning digest on Thursday, June 10.

Chelsea match PSG bid for Hakimi

We start with what was arguably the biggest news out of Stamford Bridge yesterday with Chelsea having rivalled Paris Saint-Germain for the signing of Inter Milan wing-back Achraf Hakimi.

The Blues’ interest has been known for some time but that is where the club drew the line with no official bid having been lodged.

That changed yesterday however with the west London outfit reportedly rivalling PSG’s £56.1m (€60m) bid for the defender, according to Sky Sports.

It remains to be seen whether that could force Inter’s hand in selling one of their star assets this summer but it is certainly a sign of intent from Thomas Tuchel’s men.

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Gilmour eyes loan move

From one player who could be arriving, to another who could departing now.

According to reports in The Scottish Sun, Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is eyeing a temporary exit from the club this summer.

In an attempt to earn more first-team football, he would be willing to leave on-loan and is hoping to attract potential suitors playing for Scotland at Euro 2020.

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Billy Gilmour is considering a loan away from Chelsea this summer. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
Billy Gilmour is considering a loan away from Chelsea this summer. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Blues find out Super League punishment

One aspect that could hamper Chelsea’s ability to sign players this summer is the potential of a fine from the Premier League.

Having announced their intentions to join the European Super League, the Blues were waiting on a sanction.

The summer window is officially open and now the Blues can look to build on European glory and bolster the squad to push for Premier League supremacy.

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That has now been revealed as a £22m fine split across the six English clubs involved, according to The Independent.

This fine is set to be invested in grassroots football throughout England.

The fine works out at £3.6m per club, and is only a fraction of a fraction of their regular income.

The six breakaway clubs had a combined turnover of £2.62 billion in 2019/20, the last season for which figures are available.

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