Chelsea Transfer News: Chelsea making breakthrough over Willian contract talks, officially open talk over Havertz, latest on Chiwell
Chelsea make breakthrough over Willian contract talks
Chelsea have reportedly made an important breakthrough in their contract talks with winger Willian.
The 31-year-old is currently due to leave the club at the end of this month when his existing deal comes to an end, having failed to agree terms over an extension with the Blues.
Willian remains keen to stay at Stamford Bridge but has been holding out for a three-year contract, whereas Chelsea have only been willing to offer two years.
However, Sky Sports News claims that they have now been able to make progress in talks and that Chelsea are now confident of keeping the Brazilian attacker.
Willian had been linked with moves to the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur after revealing his preference to stay in London, while Barcelona, Manchester United and Inter Miami have also reportedly asked to be kept up to date with any developments.
The winger has scored 11 goals and created nine more in 47 appearances across all competitions this season.
Chelsea officially open Havertz talks with Bayer Leverkusen
Chelsea have opened talks with Bayer Leverkusen over the transfer of Kai Havertz.
As reported by Standard Sport on Monday Chelsea were expected to ramp up their pursuit of the Germany international following their qualification for the Champions Leauge.
And the Guardian report that talks have now begun between the clubs, with a deal expected to be agreed in the region of £70m.
Rodgers ‘relaxed’ over Chilwell future in Leicester city amidst Chelsea interest
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has insisted he feels “relaxed” over Ben Chilwell’s future amid speculation linking him with Chelsea.
The 23-year-old is understood to be one of Frank Lampard’s top targets this summer as the Blues eye a summer spree and the Foxes’ missed out on Champions League qualification, perhaps weakening their position in negotiations.
But when asked about Chelsea and Man City’s interest, Rodgers says he is unmoved by their interest in the left-back.
“It is something I am quite relaxed on,” he said. “I am fortunate we have a talented group of players which I am sure will interest some.
“All we can offer is a wonderful environment to come and play , develop , work in and improve as a player. We will see where it goes from there over the course of the off-season.”