The new Chelsea owners want to make a name for themselves and have spent a lot of money buying the best players on the transfer market. In the transfer season, Chelsea lost Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rüdiger to Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively. However, the new owners quickly secured several major contracts after the departure of their top stars. With time still to go before the transfer window closes, Chelsea are looking to sign another player to bolster their defence.
Premier League: Chelsea make an offer for Yosko Guardiol
According to ESPN, the Premier League club has held talks with RB Leipzig to sign Josko Guardiol. Yosko Guardiola’s Chelsea deal is valued at €90m (£77.4m), according to the report. Under the terms of the deal, Guardiol will stay at Leipzig this season before moving to Stamford Bridge next summer.
Who is Yosko Guardiol?
Jasko Guardiol joined RB Leipzig from Dinamo Zagreb in 2020 and is capable of playing not only as a centre-back but also as a left-back. He remained on loan at Dynamo until the end of the season before finally moving to Leipzig last summer. Guardiol has become a mainstay of the Leipzig team and has played almost 50 matches in the 2021/22 season. He also helped the club finish fourth in the Bundesliga, in addition to helping them win the DFB-Pokal and reach the Europa League semi-finals.
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With a huge hole left in the back row after the departure of two of their stars, Chelsea started their summer training first by signing Raheem Sterling from Manchester City. Chelsea then acquired Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and then Marc Cucurella from Brighton. Karni Chukwuemeka was their last contract.
With the transfer window closed, reports indicated that Chelsea would be looking for a couple more players in their team. On Friday, the London club reached a verbal agreement with Leicester City over Wesley Fofan. Fofana is now expected to sign a six-year contract as a Chelsea player, according to Sky Sports. ESPN also confirmed that the deal would be worth 80 million euros. Wout Faes could move to Leicester from Reims to replace Fofan.
In addition to Fofana, Chelsea are in constant talks with Barcelona in hopes of reaching an agreement to sign striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. According to an ESPN report, Marcos Alonso was also involved in Aubameyang’s discussions, with the Spaniard showing interest in joining the Catalan club, agreeing on personal terms. Meanwhile, Callum Hudson-Odoi completed his move to Bayer Leverkusen on a season-long loan from Chelsea.