Chelsea transfer news: Blues set to complete first summer business with £8m double deal


CHELSEA are set to complete their first transfer business of the summer with the double sale of two players to Fulham.

Chelsea have been slow movers in the market so far with uncertainty over manager Antonio Conte’s future causing a hold-up.

He’s thought to be heading for the Stamford Bridge exit – but two players could beat him to it.

Starsport understands Lucas Piazon and Tomas Kalas are close to joining Premier League new boys Fulham in an £8m deal.

The pair both played on loan at Craven Cottage as Slavisa Jokanovic’s side secured a return to the top flight via the Championship play-offs last term.

Piazon and Kalas also spent the previous 12 months on loan at Fulham and now look set to put pen to paper on permanent deals with Chelsea’s west London rivals.

Defender Kalas has made two first-team appearances for the Blues but the majority of his time on the books has been spent out on loan.

He signed for Chelsea in 2010 but has since played for Sigma Olomouc, Vitesse Arnhem, Cologne and Middlesbrough on a temporary basis.

The 25-year-old is a full Czech Republic international.

Piazon has one Chelsea appearance to his name and like Kalas has been farmed out on loan all across Europe.

The 24-year-old Brazilian turned out for Malaga, Vitesse Arnhem, Frankfurt and Reading before heading to Fulham in 2016.

The Cottagers will learn their Premier League schedule on Thursday when the fixtures for next season are published at 9am.