Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Hudson-Odoi transfer request, Frenkie de Jong to leave Barcelona NEXT WEEK – latest
Hello Chelsea fans
Chelsea started their campaign on the right foot with a 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.
Jorginho scored the winner from the penalty spot in the ninth minute of first-half stoppage time.
Ben Chilwell got the kick after being knocked down by Abdoulaye Doucoure in the Toffees box in a dramatic encounter.
Summer signings Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly started for the West Londoners while Marc Cucurella came off the bench in the second half.
Meanwhile, Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong could leave Camp Nou next week.
According to Sport, Chelsea have offered a swap deal that includes Marcos Alonso and £59million in a bid to reach a deal with Barca for De Jong.
The Blues are battling Manchester United for the midfielder after the Red Devils have already agreed a £72m deal with Barca but the Netherlands international is unwilling to make the switch.
If the Blaugrana accept the West Londoners’ offer, the Dutch international will have to make a decision on his future by next week and possibly move to Stamford Bridge.
And Chelsea players bid farewell to Alonso ahead of his move to Barcelona.
Manager Thomas Tuchel now has the choice between Marc Cucurella and Ben Chilwell at left-back – leaving the Spain international out in the cold.
And according to The Mail, the 31-year-old has bid farewell to staff at the Blues’ Cobham training ground as he tries to seal a transfer this weekend.
A report from 90min claims Barca are ‘confident’ to reach an agreement for Alonso.
Finally, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has asked new owner Todd Boehly to sign Barcelona star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and insists he only wants world-class players.
According to journalist Florian Plettenberg, Tuchel next wants to add Aubameyang to his squad, having previously worked with him at Borussia Dortmund.
However, Barca want to keep the former Arsenal star as Robert Lewandowski’s replacement.
The Blaugrana would prefer former United Memphis ace Depay to leave instead.