Chelsea news and transfers LIVE: Cody Gakpo race, Antonio Rudiger exit, Martinez admission

Hello and welcome to’s Chelsea live blog on Friday!

With the Blues’ takeover finally completed, Thomas Tuchel can put his plans into action for the summer transfer window. The German coach will be hoping he can reinforce his ranks to go one further than the 2021/22 season.

Several high-profile players have been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge ahead of the market opening in one week’s time. With that in mind, sit back and let keep you posted with all the latest activity from west London.

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