Chelsea news and transfers LIVE: De Ligt ‘request’, Ousmane Dembele latest, Jules Kounde twist

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

The Blues have a number of important decisions to make during the summer transfer window, with both incoming and outgoings high on Thomas Tuchel’s agenda. Speculation continues to mount over who could arrive at Stamford Bridge, with Jules Kounde, Ousmane Dembele and Matthijs de Ligt among the names being linked with a move to the capital.

Elsewhere, it looks like a number of players could be leaving the Blues this window. Romelu Lukaku looks destined for a return to Inter Milan, while Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta continue to be linked with a move to Barcelona, despite their financial issues.

New owner Todd Boehly will want to make his mark on the squad ahead of the 2022/23 season, and it will be interesting to see what he does in the coming weeks.

With that in mind,football.londonbrings you all the latest transfer rumours at Chelsea as the window heats up.

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