Transfer gossip, Spurs want Rudiger, Mirror say

Some of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…

The Daily Mirror claim Tottenham are looking to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.

It comes as the German’s representatives are negotiating a new contract for him at Stamford Bridge.

The Mirror claim Spurs are planning a move for Rudiger but could face competition from Paris St-Germain, who are supposedly also interested in him.

Lukaku speculation

Former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku continues to be linked with a return to Stamford Bridge from Inter Milan.

The Daily Mail and the Guardian both report that Chelsea are ready to re-sign Lukaku this summer.

Inter are said to be ready to sell him because of financial cutbacks at the Italian club.

The Express recently picked up on reports in Lukaku’s native Belgium claiming that talks have already begun with his agent over a potential move to Chelsea.

Chelsea to target six – Telegraph

Daily Telegraph declare that Lukaku is among six players wanted by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel – the others apparently include Wolves winger Adama Traore.

The newspaper say Tottenham striker Harry Kane, West Ham’s Declan Rice, Monaco midfielder Aurlien Tchouamen and Jonas Hoffmann are also wanted by the European champions.

Tuchel, according to the Telegraph, will be given up to £200m to spend this summer.

Hoffman touted for move

Borussia Monchengladbach’s Hofmann has been touted for a move to the Premier League for some time.

German publication Kicker recently claimed Chelsea and Tottenham are keen to sign him.

Magpies linked with Barkley

Newcastle are interested in signing Ross Barkley, according to The Athletic.

The midfielder has been on loan at Aston Villa, where he fell out of favour after a decent start.

Villa want Abraham and Loftus-Cheek – reports

Aston Villa are looking to sign both Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea this summer, according to the Daily Star Sunday.

Abraham is out of favour at the Bridge, while Loftus-Cheek, who has been on loan at Fulham, also looks likely to move on.

The Daily Star say both players could join Villa assistant boss John Terry at the Midlands club and that the Chelsea legend will have a key role in the move to sign them.

The newspaper claim Villa are ready to pay in excess of £30m for Abraham, who scored 25 goals while on loan with them in their 2018/19 promotion-winning season.

It is also claimed that Southampton want Loftus-Cheek but that Villa are keen to snap him up.

Blues tipped to sell players

The Express have picked up on a report that Chelsea are planning to sell five players this summer.

It comes amid speculation about who might move on in order to make room for new signings.

The club are tipped to ship out Kepa Arrizalabaga, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek and Abraham.

The story originally appeared in Irish publication Sunday World.

The Guardian have since carried a similar story, adding Kurt Zouma and Emerson Palmieri to the list.