Chelsea have won five of their seven games this season in the Premier League. The Blues’ only loss came against defending champions Manchester City. However, Thomas Tuchel’s team are at the top of the standings before the international break.
Meanwhile, off the pitch, Chelsea are interested in a French star who plays for Barcelona. Elsewhere, Newcastle United are considering a transfer for a German striker who is no longer the Blues’ first choice.
On that note, here’s a look at the main Chelsea transfer stories on October 10, 2021.
Chelsea take an interest in Ousmane Dembele
Chelsea are interested in Ousmane Dembele, according to The Hard Tackle via TEAMtalk.
The Frenchman is a target for Liverpool, who are preparing to bring him to Anfield. However, the Blues are ready to compete with the Reds for the signing of the Barcelona star. Manchester City are also watching the player, who could spark a bidding war for his services next year. Dembele’s current contract with the Blaugrana expires next summer.
Dembele has been blowing hot and cold since joining the Blaugrana in 2017. He was first signed as a replacement for Neymar, but has never really lived up to the bill.
The Frenchman suffered from prolonged injuries which hampered his development at Camp Nou. Last season, Dembele appeared 44 times for Barcelona, ââraising hopes that his injury woes are finally over. However, this turned out to be a false dawn, and the Frenchman received a blow at Euro 2020 and is currently unavailable.
However, Chelsea believe he could turn a new leaf at Stamford Bridge. The Blues are well stocked in the wide attack department, but some of their stars have struggled lately. Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz all suffered a reverse tenure with Chelsea, which could call on Dembele to add more threat to their attack.
Newcastle United consider move for Timo Werner
Newcastle United are considering a move for Timo Werner, according to The Hard Tackle via Fichajes.
The Magpies are preparing a list of potential attacking targets for next summer. and the Chelsea star is one of the players they watch. Werner has struggled to replicate his form from Leipzig since joining Chelsea, but there’s no denying his quality on the pitch.
Newcastle are hopeful the German striker will resolve his difficulties in front of goal. Werner has already lowered the hierarchy after the arrival of Romelu Lukaku. Chelsea could therefore be ready to let Werner go for the right price.
Jorginho supported to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or
Speaking ahead of Italy’s match for third place in the 2021 UEFA Nations League, Roberto Mancini said no one deserves this year’s Ballon d’Or more than Jorginho. The Chelsea midfielder won the UEFA Champions League and Super Cup with Les Bleus, and Euro 2020 with Italy.
âJorginho should, in my opinion, win the Ballon d’Or. He won everything and deserves it a lot. It would seem strange to me otherwise, âMancini said.