9:15am Chelsea transfer news: Blues confirms official deal, Defender makes Chelsea transfer decision
Upamecano makes transfer decision
RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, who has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in recent weeks and months, has made a decision about his future, according to a report by Goal.
The 22-year-old France international, who is considered as one of the very best upcoming central-defenders in European football, is attracting interest from a plethora of clubs, including the likes of Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Bayern have confirmed their interest in Upamecano publicly but he is not willing to make a decision on his future until the summer, meaning he will not be making a move to the Premier League before this current transfer window closes.
It is reported that there is no clear front-runner in the race to sign the defender, who has a release clause of £45million in his contract.
Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann, who has been linked with the Chelsea job over the last few days, recently told ESPN: “He will be here for the season. I’m sure about that. As for the future, I’m not sure as he is very talented.
“Lots of clubs will want to buy – next season it could be real that he leaves the club. But this season he will stay.”
Blues confirms official deal
Chelsea have confirmed a deal that has seen young midfielder Charlotte Fleming has leave Kingsmeadow and heads to FA Championship side Leicester.
The deal was made and confirmed officially by The Chelsea Women FC official twitter handle in which they bid her farewell.