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Chelsea transfer news: Aubameyang claim, Szoboszlai boost, Lampard talks up Cech role

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Sunday, August 2.

Having secured a top-four spot in the Premier League table, Chelsea are expected to be active in this summer's transfer market as they bid to return to former glories.

The Blues did not sign any new players in January despite having their transfer ban lifted, but they have already secured deals for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, with more expected to follow before the window closes.

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

Sunday morning's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 'considered Chelsea move'

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang poses with the FA Cup on August 1, 2020© Reuters

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was reportedly open to joining Chelsea during the January transfer window.

The Gabon international is considering whether to extend his contract at the Emirates Stadium past 2021, with a number of clubs believed to be closely monitoring developments.

According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners skipper may have made the switch to his club's London rivals earlier this campaign had it not been for his wage demands.

The 31-year-old is said to have been keen on a move to Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea were not interested in breaking their pay structure to accommodate the attacker, who scored twice as Arsenal beat Frank Lampard's side in Saturday night's FA Cup final.

Chelsea, Arsenal 'receive boost in Dominik Szoboszlai pursuit'

Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai pictured ahead of a Champions League match in November 2019© Reuters

Chelsea have reportedly learned that Red Bull Salzburg's Dominik Szoboszlai will be available for just £26m during this summer's transfer window.

The 19-year-old enjoyed an impressive 2019-20 campaign for his Austrian club, scoring 12 times and contributing 18 assists in 40 appearances in all competitions.

A number of clubs have been linked with the Hungary international ahead of the 2020-21 season, with Chelsea and Arsenal both said to be keen to bring him to the Premier League.

According to Salzburger Nachrichten, Salzburg are resigned to losing the teenager this summer and would be prepared to accept offers in the region of £26m.

Frank Lampard talks up relationship with Petr Cech amid summer transfer plans

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard pictured on June 28, 2020© Reuters

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has talked up his relationship with director Petr Cech as the Blues look to further boost their squad during this summer's transfer window.

Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech have already joined the club ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, while a deal for Bayer Leverkusen youngster Kai Havertz is thought to be close.

"There is a real honesty about how we work and how we can speak to each other," Lampard told reporters. "I trust that he's been a winner and he knows what it takes to win and I think we have something in common over how we have a real desire to get to that."

Chelsea lost to Arsenal in Saturday's FA Cup final, while the Blues face an uphill task to progress in the Champions League as they trail 3-0 to Bayern Munich ahead of the second leg of their last-16 tie.

More transfer news from Chelsea:

Chelsea 'could hijack Manchester City's bid for Nathan Ake'
Chelsea are reportedly in a position where they are able to match Manchester City's bid for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake before the end of the week. Read more.

Bayern Munich chief confirms Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara wants to leave
Thiago Alcantara wants to "try something new" and will be allowed to leave Bayern Munich if his valuation is met, the club's president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reveals. Read more.

Chelsea, Manchester City 'keeping tabs on David Alaba'
Chelsea and Manchester City reportedly remain among a number of clubs who are monitoring David Alaba's contract situation at Bayern Munich. Read more.

Alexandre Lacazette insists his Arsenal future does not depend on Aubameyang
The France international is tied to the Gunners until 2022, while Pierre-Emerick Pierre Emerick Aubameyang's deal expires next year. Read more.

Leeds United pushing to sign Wigan Athletic youngster Joe Gelhardt?
Leeds United are reportedly looking to push through a cut-price deal for Wigan Athletic youngster Joe Gelhardt. Read more.

German clubs looking to sign Chelsea youngster Conor Gallagher?
A number of Bundesliga clubs are reportedly interested in securing a season-long loan deal for Chelsea youngster Conor Gallagher. Read more.

Southampton 'lead the race for Weston McKennie'
Southampton are at the head of the queue to sign Schalke 04 midfielder Weston McKennie, according to a report. Read more.

Mikel Arteta hopes FA Cup win can help keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The Arsenal captain scored both goals in a 2-1 final victory over Chelsea at Wembley. Read more.

Shirt numbers available to Willian at Barcelona
Sports Mole looks at the shirt numbers available for Chelsea attacker Willian at Barcelona. Read more.

Shirt numbers available to Matthias Ginter at Chelsea
Amid reports linking Matthias Ginter with a move to Chelsea, Sports Mole looks at the shirt numbers that could be available to the centre-back. Read more.


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