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Chelsea transfer news: Havertz boost, Willian heading for exit, Blues eye 'next Van Dijk'

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Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Thursday, August 6.

Chelsea continue to be linked with a number of new players ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

The Blues have already secured deals for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner this summer but more new players are expected to arrive before the transfer market closes.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Stamford Bridge.

Thursday morning's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup:


Kai Havertz 'asks Bayer Leverkusen to accept Chelsea bid'

Kai Havertz is reportedly desperate to join Chelsea during this summer's transfer window and has asked Bayer Leverkusen to accept an offer from the Blues.

The Germany international is one of the most sought-after young talents in the game, ending the recent Bundesliga campaign with 12 goals and six assists in 30 appearances.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Havertz has informed Leverkusen of his desire to swap clubs ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, but it remains to be seen whether Chelsea can agree a price.

The attacker has now entered the final two years of his contract at BayArena.


Leaked clip shows Chelsea forward Willian in Arsenal kit

A leaked clip from video game PES 21 has given Arsenal supporters further hope that their side are closing in on a deal for Chelsea attacker Willian.

The Brazil international's contract at Stamford Bridge will expire later this month, and he is widely expected to leave the Blues in search of pastures new.

Arsenal have been strongly linked with the 31-year-old, and a deal might have been confirmed in a trailer for the next Pro Evolution Soccer game.

The seven-second clip was posted by The Sun and shows Willian in Arsenal's new adidas shirt, although there has not yet been any official confirmation from the Gunners.


Chelsea closing in on 'the next Virgil van Dijk'?

Chelsea are reportedly working on a deal for teenage defender Xavier Mbuyamba following his release by Barcelona.

The Dutchman, who has been compared to Liverpool and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk due to his playing style, left Camp Nou last month following the expiration of his deal.

Mbuyamba is believed to have trained with Chelsea during his time at Camp Nou and according to the Daily Mail, the Blues are currently in talks to sign the 18-year-old.

Mbuyamba only made three appearances for Barca in last season's UEFA Youth League but is believed to be the subject of interest from a number of major European clubs.


More transfer news from Chelsea:

Chelsea 'handed boost in pursuit of Brentford's £25m-rated Said Benrahma'
Brentford's defeat in the Championship playoff final will reportedly significantly boost Chelsea's chances of signing star player Said Benrahma this summer. Read more.

Matthias Ginter confirms Chelsea interest
Matthias Ginter says that Chelsea want to sign him this summer but has ruled out a move away from Borussia Monchengladbach. Read more.

Liverpool looking to beat Leeds United to Ben White deal?
Liverpool could move for Brighton & Hove Albion centre-back Ben White this summer, according to a repot. Read more.

Arsenal 'must offload Henrikh Mkhitaryan before signing Willian'
Arsenal must offload Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Roma before they can formally sign soon-to-be free agent Willian, according to a report. Read more.

Dean Henderson 'demands number one spot at Manchester United'
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson reportedly threatens to leave the club this summer if he is not handed the number one spot. Read more.

Chelsea, Manchester United 'in battle for Alex Telles'
Manchester United are ready battle Chelsea for the signature of Porto defender Alex Telles, according to a report. Read more.

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