Chelsea eye three more signings after Timo Werner
Chelsea are allegedly prepared to make as many as five additions during the next transfer window.
With a deal already wrapped up for Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech, Chelsea are said to be on the brink of signing RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.
Despite the high profile of those two deals, The Guardian claims that the Blues are ready to add another three faces to their squad.
While a potential approach for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell has been well documented, the report says that Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake could return to Stamford Bridge.
Frank Lampard is also reportedly keen on Brentford winger Said Benrahma, who has starred in the Championship this season.
To coincide with any arrivals, Willian, Pedro, Michy Batshuayi and one of Marcos Alonso or Emerson Palmieri are expected to leave the club later in 2020.
Chelsea forward Pedro agrees two-year deal with Roma
Pedro is close to ending his five-year stay with Chelsea after agreeing personal terms with Roma, according to a report.
The Spanish forward is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in the summer and has been told that he is free to find a new club.
It is understood that the 32-year-old is close to agreeing a two-year contract after initial discussions took place in April.
While Lampard has spoken positively of Pedro’s professionalism this season, the 2010 World Cup winner has been restricted to only 18 appearances in all competitions as Lampard places his future in bringing through the next generation.
Pedro has won three trophies with the Blues since joining in a £19million switch from Barcelona.
Pedro is said to have held talks with the Serie A side in April and an agreement was struck on a two-year deal, which will go through at the end of the season.
He had been previously linked with a move to Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami, while a number of La Liga clubs including Sevilla and Real Betis were also monitoring his situation.
A number of former Premier League players are already at Roma, including Chelsea’s Davide Zappacosta and Manchester United’s Chris Smalling on loan.
Willian, the other Chelsea veteran whose contract expires at the end of this month, is also likely to depart after an impasse developed over his contract talks.
The Brazilian is demanding a three-year deal but the club do not want to commit to such a duration for a player over the age of 30.