Chelsea are set for a busy end to the transfer window, with at least one arrival expected.
It hasn’t been the best of starts on the pitch for Thomas Tuchel’s side as defeats on the road to Southampton and Leeds United mean they sit ninth in the table, already eight points behind early leaders Arsenal.
Nevertheless, they’ve been very active in the market, and they’re not done yet. The likes of Marc Cucerella, Kalidou Koulibaly, Wesley Fofana and Raheem Sterling have all joined Tuchel’s project at Stamford Bridge, but they’re committed to adding at least one attacker to the side before the day ends.
With that all in mind, let’s take a look at the latest odds from bookies SkyBet for those strongly linked with a move to west London.
*All odds correct at the time of writing
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (1/25 F)
Aubameyang to Chelsea is a deal that’s going to happen, providing there’s no late dram, football.london understands. Chelsea have been locked in talks with the Catalan club for weeks now and a breakthrough finally looks to have happened.
The Blues are set to pay around £6.5million for Aubameyang, with left-back Marcos Alonso going in the opposite direction. It’s a deal that works well for all parties. Barca have been interested in Alonso for months now, with the Spaniard desperate to return to his homeland whilst Chelsea need an attacker.
Memphis Depay (4/1)
Whilst Aubameyang is likely to be the only arrival at Stamford Bridge, reports have emerged that Chelsea could look to sign Memphis Depay, Aubameyang’s teammate at the Camp Nou. According to journalist Gerrard Romero, the Dutch international informed Barcelona’s hierarchy about his desire to leave the club on Wednesday.
The two clubs have been discussing potential terms, although a move at this stage of the window does seem unlikely.
Anthony Gordon (8/1)
Gordon is expected to stay at Everton now after the Toffees priced him out of a move down south. If the move for Aubameyang were to shockingly fall through, there’s a very small chance Boehly and Co. could return to make an offer, but that’s extremely improbable.