Here is your Chelsea morning digest on Saturday, October 2.
Chelsea handed Niklas Sule encouragement
The German is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and would be available on a free transfer should the Blues decide to pursue a deal.
It is reported by Abendzeitung that Sule himself is in no rush to get into discussions over a new contract and instead is attempting to focus on his current performances for the German giants.
Read the full story here.
Hasenhuttl drops Livramento hint
Ahead of Chelsea hosting the Saints this weekend, he said: “I think he has had a very good start to life in the Premier League and Chelsea know that he is a good player, they have shown that with the contract terms that we accepted.”
Livramento only left Chelsea this summer in a £5m deal, with the Blues retaining a buy-back and sell-on clause.
Read Hasenhuttl’s comments in full here.
Juventus almost scuppered Lukaku return
It has been revealed that Italian giants almost signed Romelu Lukaku in 2019 instead of Inter Milan.
Reports in Italy have suggested that the Turin giants, then overseen by Maurizo Sarri, were interested in making a move for the Belgian and even offered Paulo Dybala in exchange for his services.
Should a switch had been completed, it might well have ruined Chelsea’s plan on bringing Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge in a club record deal in the summer.
Read more here.