Chelsea’s dream 25-man squad on opening day with 3-big possible summer signings included
Chelsea transfer chief Marina Granovskaia yet to complete an incoming following the Blues’ Champions League triumph.
Although there have been some outgoings, notably Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud who both joined AC Milan on permanent deals, the club haven’t been too busy in the market yet – but that is expected to change.
Backed by Roman Abramovich, the Blues will be hoping to invest in players who are likely to improve their already talented squad.
Landing a new striker is a top priority for head coach Thomas Tuchel, with the German determined to improve his side’s goalscoring output. Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, of course, is the club’s number one target and they are desperate to add him to their ranks during this summer’s transfer window.
Any deal to bring the Norway international to Stamford Bridge is not going to be easy, with Dortmund reluctant to lose the talented Leeds-born frontman. However, reports have suggested that a bid is imminent, while some claim Chelsea have also even agreed personal terms with the 21-year-old.
With Tuchel also looking to add to his midfield this summer, Declan Rice is another name being touted with a big-money move.
It’s well known that the England international is best friends with Blues star Mason Mount and after his fantastic performance at Euro 2020 – in addition to the fact Billy Gilmour has been allowed to leave on loan for the year – Chelsea could look to persuade Rice to switch east London for west London.
Meanwhile, they’re also still in the hunt for a defender after reported moves to sign Achraf Hakimi and Sergio Ramos fell through.
Whilst the former Real Madrid captain opted to move to Ligue 1 giants PSG, his defensive partner at Los Blancos, Raphael Varane, is also expected to leave the club.
Chelsea and Manchester United both reportedly remain interested in the French international, although recent reports suggest that the Reds are the frontrunners to secure his signature. Adama Traore is another name that has been heavily mentioned with a switch to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have until after the window to confirm their final 25-man squad for the Premier League season, but with their opener against Crystal Palace just three weeks away, they’ll be looking to get a move on with their transfer activity.
Take a look at how they could line up if everything goes well in the market:
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Karlo Ziger.
Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Raphael Varane, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Adama Traore
Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Declan Rice, Christian Pulisic, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, Faustino Anjorin
Forwards: Erling Haaland, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kai Havertz, Kingsley Coman