Good morning Chelsea fans
The Blues are dealing with costly back pain.
But those high transfer fees for defensive targets could be tempered with encouraging news about Ousmane Dembele at the helm.
Chelsea and Manchester City are battling for two Premier League left-backs
Wolves want a staggering £45m for Rayan Ait-Nouri.
The France U21 star is sure to leave Molineux this summer.
But Wolves are demanding a sum large enough to overtake their entire roster.
And while there is no clear leader for the 21-year-old, City are thought to be ahead of Chelsea in the pursuit of Brighton’s Marc Cucurella.
The Prem champions will reportedly begin talks with the Seagulls over the signing of the one-cap Spaniard within days.
Meanwhile, Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has reportedly threatened to resign if centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly leaves this summer.
Chelsea and Manchester United are the two clubs most closely associated with the Senegalese pivot, 30.
Koulibaly, 30, is one of the most sought-after defenders in world football.
Meanwhile, Barcelona winger Dembele is said to be ready for a move to Stamford Bridge – IF Thomas Tuchel assures him he’ll get more playing time.
The French ace only completed 90 minutes nine times last season but still managed 13 assists.
Finally, full-back Cesar Azpilicueta is under pressure to submit a transfer request – or jeopardize his dream move to Barca.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5523794/chelsea-transfer-news-live-sterling-ousmane-dembele-exclusive-ait-nouri-wolves/ Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Sterling on Blues list, Ousmane Dembele EXCLUSIVE, Wolves ‘want’ £45m for Ait-Nouri