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Tuesday's La Liga transfer talk news roundup: Declan Rice, Jose Gimenez, Philippe Coutinho

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Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for La Liga on Tuesday, August 4.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in La Liga on Tuesday, August 4.

Tuesday morning's La Liga transfer talk news roundup:


Chelsea 'must sell defenders to sign Declan Rice, Jose Gimenez'

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has reportedly been told that he must sell one of his central defenders before being able to pursue a deal for a replacement.

While the Blues have impressed going forward in recent weeks, they have failed to improve in defence, leading to 54 goals being conceded in the Premier League.

The West Londoners have recently been linked with West Ham United's Declan Rice and Atletico Madrid's Jose Gimenez, players who will cost well in excess of £60m.

According to The Telegraph, that has placed club officials under pressure to find a buyer for one of Lampard's current centre-backs.

With Antonio Rudiger likely to be retained due to his role in helping Timo Werner settle into life in England, it effectively leaves Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori available for transfer.

Signing a player who can play in the middle and at left-back remains an option, providing that Emerson Palmieri is moved on during the summer window.



Chelsea transfer news: Pope lined up as £60m Kepa replacement, buyer needed for Zouma

Chelsea's preparations for next season are already in full swing, despite the Blues still having at least one more match of the 2019-20 campaign to play.

Frank Lampard's side fell to a 2-1 loss to Arsenal in Sunday's FA Cup final and trail Bayern Munich 3-0 on aggregate ahead of next Saturday's Champions League last-16 second leg.

No wonder that Lampard is eager to further strengthen his squad, then, with the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner already in the bag.

Monday morning's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup:


Chelsea 'must sell defenders to sign Declan Rice, Jose Gimenez'

Declan Rice and Jose Gimenez are rumoured to have been eyed up by Lampard, but he must first sell one of his central defenders before being able to pursue a deal.

That is according to The Telegraph, who report that club officials are under pressure to find a buyer for the likes of Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma.

West Ham United's Rice and Atletico Madrid centre-back Gimenez will likely cost well in excess of £60m each.

The same report indicates that signing a player who can play in the middle and at left-back remains an option, providing that Emerson Palmieri is moved on during the summer window.


Chelsea 'stepping up Nick Pope pursuit'

A new goalkeeper is surely a top priority for Lampard after dropping Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea's final two games of the domestic campaign, including the FA Cup final.

Kepa arrived at Stamford Bridge as the world's most expensive keeper in 2018 but has failed to make a positive impact in his two years in West London.

According to the Daily Star, Chelsea are prepared to step up their efforts to secure a deal for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.

Lampard is supposedly happy to prioritise a pursuit of Pope after the England international's superb campaign at Turf Moor, though he could cost in the region of £50m.


More transfer news from La Liga:

Arsenal 'draw up three-man transfer shortlist'
Barcelona outcast Philippe Coutinho is reportedly one of three players being targeted by Arsenal this summer. Read more.

Man Utd transfer news: Sancho talks ongoing, Schmeichel lined up, youngster heading for loan exit
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester United on Monday, August 3. Read more.

Real Madrid 'draw up transfer plan for next two years'
A report claims that Real Madrid have a plan in place that could see them snap up Erling Braut Haaland and Kylian Mbappe over the next four transfer windows. Read more.

Manchester City to announce Ferran Torres deal on Tuesday?
Manchester City are reportedly on the brink of announcing a deal for Valencia winger Ferran Torres. Read more.

Barcelona 'to offer Ansu Fati new deal with £360m release clause'
Barcelona are ready to include a release clause of £360m in a new deal for teenage protege Ansu Fati, according to a report. Read more.

Liverpool transfer news: Thiago likely to join, competition for Carlos, Origi wanted by Villa
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Liverpool on Monday, August 3. Read more.

Chelsea to battle Everton for Real Madrid's Sergio Reguilon?
Chelsea reportedly join the race for Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon, who is also believed to be wanted by Everton. Read more.

Chelsea transfer news: Arsenal move for Willian, Defender sale needed, bid made for Havertz
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Tuesday, August 4. Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur 'snub Inter Milan interest in Tanguy Ndombele'
Tottenham Hotspur have ruled out selling midfielder Tanguy Ndombele to Inter Milan this summer, according to a report. Read more. body check tags ::

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