CHELSEA TRANSFER NEWS: LIVE!
9.10 am – We will be keeping a close eye on several deals today. Marcos Alonso is likely to complete his move from Fiorentina today. There is also a reported interest in PSG defender David Luiz. Plus, a lot of Chelsea players could go out on loan today.
9.20 am – Marcos Alonso follows Chelsea on Twitter
This is probably the biggest hint that Alonso’s transfer will definitely happen today – the Fiorentina defender has started following Chelsea FC on twitter.
9:25 am: Christian Atsu will join Newcastle United today
The Chelsea winger was spotted with his agent at St. James’ Park last night. He has undergone a medical at the Tyneside club and will complete his transfer today.
— Saif Rubie (@saifpr) August 30, 2016
His agent has posted a picture on social media of him with the player on the pitch at St James’ Park.
9:30 am: Will Chelsea sign David Luiz?
The Blues have made a formal bid to sign their former defender, according to French publication L’Equipe, the deal thought to be in the region of €41m.
Luiz has dropped down the pecking orders behind Thiago Silva and Marquinhos at PSG, but Unai Emery wants him to be a part of the squad.
According to French daily Le Parisien, negotiation is ongoing between all parties, but in all probability, PSG will not sell Luiz on the deadline day without finding a proper replacement.
9:56 am: Latest on Luiz: PSG reject Chelsea bid
According to journalist Lee Clayton, PSG have rejected a £32m bid for David Luiz. Both the clubs are still locked in negotiation and the deal might take place under £40m.
— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) August 31, 2016
12.20 pm: Chelsea open talks to sign Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour
According to France Football, Chelsea have opened talks with Valencia over the possible signing of central defender Aymen Abdennour on loan.
Aymen Abdennour: Of players to start 20+ La Liga games since Aug 2015, only 3 have blocked a shot more often than Abdennour (101.6 mins)
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) August 31, 2016
12:48 pm: Chelsea join the race to sign Moussa Sissoko
The summer #transferdeadlineday started with Spurs making a formal move for Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko. Spurs had offered £16m for the midfielder but it was way below Newcastle’s £30m valuation.
According to the latest report from L’Equipe, Chelsea have joined the race for Sissoko as well and the Blues are currently holding talks with the player’s agent over a possible transfer
15: 06 pm: Latest on David Luiz: Chelsea submit improved bid?
According to reports from Brazilian media outlet Globo Esporte, Chelsea have submitted an improved €45m offer for PSG’s Brazilian defender David Luiz.
Daily Mail’s Lee Clayton claims Chelsea have agreed a £32m deal with PSG for Luiz. The medical may take place after the 11pm deadline.
15:21 pm: David Luiz travelling to London to complete Chelsea transfer
According to Le Parisien, David Luiz took the Eurostar this afternoon to visit London and complete his move to Chelsea. The Blues have apparently reached an agreement with PSG, although the details of the transfer are yet unknown at the moment.
16:30 pm: David Luiz medical at 6pm BST
According to Sky Sports, David Luiz will undergo a medical with Chelsea in London at around 18.00 local time, ahead of his big money move from PSG.
— Jim White (@JimWhite) August 31, 2016
17:25pm: Chelsea sign Marcos Alonso from Fiorentina
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 31, 2016
The highly rated 25-year-old defender has joined Chelsea from Serie A giants Fiorentina.
Check the report here.
17:48 pm – Juventus sign Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado
Juventus sign Cuadrado (again) on loan with a view to make the deal permanent.
Juve can sign the player for €25 million and are due to pay Chelsea €5m per season for the duration of the loan.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) August 31, 2016
18:50 pm: Chelsea reach agreement with PSG for the transfer of David Luiz
It’s official. Chelsea have reached an agreement with PSG for the transfer of their former defender, David Luiz, the Blues have confirmed on Twitter.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 31, 2016
23:12 pm: David Luiz back at Chelsea
PSG defender David Luiz re-joins Chelsea after signing a three-year contract at the Bridge.
That’s all for today. Thank you everyone for reading this blog.