Hello and welcome to football.london‘s Chelsea live blog on Thursday – IT’S DEADLINE DAY!
Despite having returned to winning ways on Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 win over Leicester City, the Blues’ confidence was dented by a 2-1 midweek loss to Southampton. Though, just hours before the clash, Thomas Tuchel was granted the official signing of Wesley Fofana.
Negotiations are said to still be in progress with Barcelona over a potential deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, though there’s a hold-up which could scupper a move. Meanwhile, Anthony Gordon might have been priced out of a deal to Stamford Bridge as Everton look to retain their star.
Also, Rafael Leao and Arsen Zakharyan have quickly emerged as potential options, with the latter seeming more advanced than the former. With regard to potential exits, Marcos Alonso continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona.
The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a move away from west London – though he has for much of the summer. Hakim Ziyech is edging nearer to an exit, with AC Milan and Ajax the namely suitors. Manchester United were oncecredited with interest in the Moroccan too…
With all that being said, sit back, relax and follow today’s football.london blog on deadline day so you don’t miss a second of any of the latest Chelsea transfer rumours, news or post-match updates throughout the day.