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Friday's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup: Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Harry Maguire

Friday's Chelsea transfer talk: Havertz, Chilwell, Maguire
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Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Friday, August 14.

The summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Chelsea eye possible reinforcements.

The Blues failed to bring in a single player during the January window, despite seeing their transfer ban cut short by FIFA, but have already been busy this summer.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Stamford Bridge.

Friday morning's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup:

Manchester United 'to rival Chelsea for £80m Ben Chilwell'

Ben Chilwell in action for Leicester City on June 20, 2020© Reuters

Manchester United have reportedly joined Chelsea in the race to sign Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell this summer.

The England international has been identified as one of Chelsea's top defensive targets for the ongoing window as they look to bolster a backline which shipped 54 goals in the Premier League last season.

The Blues have baulked at Leicester's £80m asking price, though, with the Foxes thought to value Chilwell as highly as Harry Maguire when he joined Man United in a world-record deal last year.

Chelsea's talks with Chilwell have slowed as a result, and The Mirror reports that United could look to jump ahead of their Premier League rivals in the race for his signature.

Leicester are hopeful of creating a bidding war for the 23-year-old with other Champions League clubs also thought to be interested, and Chelsea could therefore be forced to up their offer for the full-back.

Chilwell came through the ranks with Leicester and is contracted to the club until 2024, but he is thought to be hopeful of a move away from the King Power Stadium this summer.

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak refuses to rule out Chelsea move

Jan Oblak warms up for Atletico Madrid on July 11, 2020© Reuters

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has hinted that he is prepared to consider a move away from Wanda Metropolitano.

Having established himself as one of the best stoppers in the world, the Slovenia international is being linked with a switch to Chelsea.

While Atletico are prepared to demand that Oblak's £110m release clause is met for a sale to take place, the 27-year-old has suggested that he may contemplate a new challenge elsewhere in the future.

Speaking to AS, Oblak said: "I'll assess the season when the last game is over.

"Hopefully we'll have three more games left to play. Then there will be time after that to talk, but first, RB Leipzig. I'm really looking forward to it."

Oblak has three years remaining on his contract at the Champions League quarter-finalists.

More transfer news from Chelsea:

Bayer Leverkusen chief: 'Kai Havertz can only leave under certain conditions'
Sporting director Rudi Voller suggests that Kai Havertz can only leave Bayer Leverkusen if "certain conditions" are met by Chelsea or another interested club. Read more.

Chelsea 'still £20m short of Kai Havertz valuation'
Chelsea are reportedly still £20m short of Bayer Leverkusen's asking price for Kai Havertz, with the German club demanding £90m but Chelsea hoping for a £70m deal. Read more.

Chelsea 'ahead of Arsenal in Sergio Reguilon race'
Chelsea are reportedly ahead of Arsenal in the race to secure a deal for Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon. Read more.

Manchester United 'enquire about Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior'
Manchester United are reportedly the latest club to enquire about the availability of Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior as they consider alternatives to Jadon Sancho. Read more.

Chelsea, Manchester City to rival Arsenal for Joelson Fernandes?
Chelsea and Manchester City reportedly join Premier League rivals Arsenal in the race to sign 17-year-old Sporting Lisbon winger Joelson Fernandes. Read more.

Chelsea transfer news: Blow in Alaba race, Palmieri bids invited, Bakayoko asking price lowered
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Thursday, August 13. Read more.


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