9am Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Dunk £40m move EXCLUSIVE, Ben Foster shock target, Kai Havertz deal close – The Sun

CHELSEA are lining up a deal for Lewis Dunk, SunSport can reveal.

And Ben Foster is also a target for the Blues, while Kai Havertz's move to Stamford Bridge is edging ever closer.

Follow all the latest transfer updates from the Bridge below…

  • GOOD MORNING BLUES FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal Chelsea are closing on a £40million swoop for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk.

    London rivals Tottenham are also interested in the Seagulls’ skipper.

    But Dunk is a lifelong Chelsea fan and believes he is on his way to Stamford Bridge.

    SunSport also understands veteran keeper Ben Foster is a shock emergency target for BOTH Chelsea and Everton.

    Blues boss Frank Lampard is looking at a surprise swoop for the 37-year-old as he searches for a solution to his goalkeeping problems.

    Lampard wants Kepa Arrizabalaga gone and Chelsea would loan him back to Spain if the deal was right.

    Lampard has even looked into taking his old pal Joe Hart, who played with him at Manchester City.

    He could fit in as second or even third choice if interested.

    Meanwhile, Ben Chilwell is nearing a move to Chelsea.

    The Times claims Frank Lampard has made a breakthrough in negotiations with Leicester.

    The Foxes reportedly want £80million for England left-back Chilwell.

    And it remains to be seen if Chelsea are ready to pay a fresh club-record fee.

    Finally, Antonio Conte wants to raid old side Chelsea to set up a reunion with N'Golo Kante.

    Gazzetta Italia claims the French midfielder could be heading to Inter Milan this summer in a big-money move.

  • EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

    Veteran keeper Ben Foster is a shock emergency target for BOTH Chelsea and Everton.

    Blues boss Frank Lampard is looking at a surprise swoop for the 37-year-old as he searches for a solution to his goalkeeping problems.

    Lampard wants Kepa Arrizabalaga gone and Chelsea would loan him back to Spain if the deal was right.

    Lampard has even looked into taking his old pal Joe Hart, who played with him at Manchester City.

    He could fit in as second or even third choice if interested.

  • EXCLUSIVE BY DAN KING

    Chelsea are closing on a £40million swoop for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk.

    London rivals Tottenham are also interested in the Seagulls’ skipper.

    But Dunk is a lifelong Chelsea fan and believes he is on his way to Stamford Bridge.

  • TIEM TO GO

    Chelsea have slapped an £18m price tag on Tiemoue Bakayoko.

    ESPN claims the midfielder is not wanted by Frank Lampard next term.

    And Bakayoko is understood to want a return to former loan side AC Milan.

  • NO CHIL

    Man Utd have joined Chelsea in the race for Ben Chilwell.

    The Mirror claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also interested in signing Leicester's £80m-rated left-back this summer.

    However, Chelsea are understood to be in pole position for England star Chilwell.

  • OB ONE OUT

    Chelsea have given up trying to sign Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid.

    The Star claims Frank Lampard is looking elsewhere after being told to pay £110million for the goalie.

    Chelsea have been linked with Man Utd's Dean Henderson and Everton's Jordan Pickford recently.

  • KAL-WOO

    Former Chelsea star Salomon Kalou has been officially unveiled at Botafogo alongside Japan legend Keisuke Honda.

    The Ivorian joined the Brazilian side last month after leaving Hertha Berlin upon the expiry of his contract at the end of he 2019-20 Bundesliga season.

    Kalou made 254 appearances for the Blues, scoring 60 goals in the process.

    He won eight trophies at Stamford Bridge, culminating in extraordinary fashion with the 2012 Champions League in Munich.

  • AMPED UP

    Chelsea could be set to loan Ethan Ampadu to local rivals Fulham.

    The Athletic claims Scott Parker is keen on bringing the Welshman to Craven Cottage after beating Brentford in the Championship playoff final.

    Ampadu had a mixed loan spell at RB Leipzig last season.

    And Frank Lampard is keen for him to gain Premier League experience before challenging for a place at Chelsea.

  • KANTE BELIEVE IT

    Antonio Conte wants to raid old side Chelsea to set up a reunion with N'Golo Kante.

    Gazzetta Italia claims the French midfielder could be heading to Inter Milan this summer in a big-money move.

    Kante has suffered with lots of injuries during the past season and questions remain over how he fits into Frank Lampard's tactical approach.

    Chelsea could be willing to sell as they close in on the attack-minded Kai Havertz, but Lampard has previously stated Kante remains firmly in his plans alongside fellow misfit Jorginho.

  • CHIL OUT

    Ben Chilwell is nearing a move to Chelsea.

    The Times claims Frank Lampard has made a breakthrough in negotiations with Leicester.

    The Foxes reportedly want £80million for England left-back Chilwell.

    And it remains to be seen if Chelsea are ready to pay a fresh club-record fee.

  • HAVERTZ LATEST

    Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro has confirmed Kai Havertz's intention to leave the club this summer, amid links to Chelsea.

    He said: “It has always been clear that there will be talks once the Europa League is over for us.

    “Still, there is no formal offer yet. Kai has told us about his desire to make the next step.

    “Whether that can be materialized soon, I can’t say at the moment.

    “There are several clubs who have Kai in their plans for the future.”

  • BATSHUAYI TO LEEDS?

    Leeds United are interested in a move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, according to reports.

    The Belgian played under Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa at Marseille during the 2014-15 season.

    Bathsuayi's contract at Chelsea expires in 2021 meaning he could be available for a cut-price fee this summer.

    The 26-year-old scored 6 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions this season.

  • ANOTHER LOAN FOR BLACKMAN

    Rotherham are hoping to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman on loan.

    A season-long deal at the Millers would be the eighth loan move of the 26-year-old's career.

    Blackman, who has been at Chelsea since he was 13, spent the second half of last season on loan at Bristol Rovers, making ten appearances.

    He has also had spells at Sheffield United, Vitesse Arnhem and Rotherham's Yorkshire rivals Leeds United in the past.

  • MIKEL ON THE MOVE

    Ex-Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is close to signing for Stoke City.

    The 33-year-old most recently played for Trabzonspor in Turkey but left the club by mutual consent in March due to concerns over the Turkish SuperLig's continuation amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    The former Nigeria international last played in England for Middlesbrough, making 18 appearances for Boro during the second half of the 2018-19 season.

    Mikel will sign a one-year deal at the Bet365 Stadium.

  • SPENDING SPREE

    Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could sanction a spending spree of up to £300million this summer.

    The Blues have already spent almost £90million on the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech so far, while Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell could soon follow.

    According to The Athletic, Abramovich could inject as much as £300million into the Chelsea coffers for next season – provided some of the Blues' fringe players are sold.

    Emerson, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso, Michy Batshuayi, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Fikayo Tomori are just some of the names to have fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge.

  • BACK-AYOKO?

    Chelsea want £18million for midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

    Reports this week suggested the Blues had entered talks with AC Milan over the sale of the Frenchman.

    Bakayoko, who turns 26 on Monday, impressed on loan at the San Siro last season but the two teams were unable to reach an agreement last summer.

    Chelsea would prefer to cut their losses on Bakayoko after paying £40million for the midfielder in 2017.

    However, Milan will try to tempt the Blues with a £3million loan offer plus £30million option to buy.

  • CHIL FACTOR

    Chelsea are closer than ever to signing Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell, according to reports.

    The Times claims the Blues have now reached a “breakthrough” in negotiations with the Foxes.

    Leicester are believed to be holding out for a transfer fee close to the world record £68million Bayern Munich paid Atletico Madrid for Lucas Hernandez last year.

    The Foxes are aware of Chelsea's financial might despite the coronavirus crisis, and reportedly made the point that the Blues hadn't held back elsewhere in the transfer market this summer – having already secured the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, while £90million Kai Havertz could soon follow.

  • OBLAK NO-GO

    Chelsea are prepared to give up on signing top goalkeeper target Jan Oblak.

    Atletico Madrid are unwilling to budge on the £110million release clause in the Slovenian's contract and the Blues are looking into alternatives as a result.

    Burnley's Nick Pope and Ajax keeper Andre Onana are the two names Chelsea will turn their attention to.

    Pope, 28, came close to winning the Premier League's Golden Glove award this season while the Blues have already done business with Onana, 24, showed his pedigree in Ajax's run to the Champions League semi-finals last season.

  • AMP-ED UP

    Ethan Ampadu is being tipped for a loan move to newly-promoted Fulham.

    The Chelsea youngster spent last season on loan at Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig but made only seven appearances in all competitions for the German side.

    Ampadu joined Chelsea from Exeter City in 2017 as a 16-year-old but has yet to make the breakthrough at Stamford Bridge.

    The Wales international, who can play in defence or midfield, is likely to be sent out on loan again in 2020-21 with Fulham is most likely destination.

  • KANTE BELIEVE IT

    Inter Milan have identified Chelsea midfielder Ngolo Kante as a summer target.

    The Blues are hoping to sell players in the transfer window to make room for new signings and it is understood they would listen to offers for the Frenchman.

    Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is hopeful of a reunion with the 29-year-old, who won the PFA Player of the Season Award in his first season under the Italian.

    Kante was in and out of the Chelsea team this season following a number of injuries and is no longer assured of a starting spot at Stamford Bridge.

  • HAV SOME OF THAT

    Chelsea have agreed an £85m fee for Kai Havertz, according to reports.

    The Byline podcast host said to Jan Age Fjortoft: “People know I speak to contacts and hear things.

    “So if I was to tell you Chelsea have agreed an £85m fee to sign Kai Havertz, £60m up front and it is now about how it’s structured, would that be realistic?”

    Former Frankfurt striker and Bundesliga expert Fjortoft replied: “I think so. I’m 100% sure they will find a way.”

  • MORNING CHELSEA FANS

    Willian yesterday became the latest Chelsea star to join the “Arsenal retirement home”, following in the footsteps of former Blues David Luiz and Petr Cech.

    Fans aren’t too concerned, however, with Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner having already bolstered Frank Lampard’s attack.

    And skipper Cesar Azpilicueta also believes that the new-boys will hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge.

    He said; “The quicker and easier they can adapt to the Premier League, the better it will be for everybody so it was good to have them with the group for a few weeks at the end of the season.

    “They are already integrated and know everybody so it's been a very good time for that and now we're all looking forward to seeing them on the pitch.

    “Both of them have shown their quality in training in these past couple of weeks.

    “We have seen their potential offensively, the way they can create chances and the way they can score goals so they are big additions to the team.”

    Another attacker that could be on his way out, however, is forgotten man Michy Batshuayi, with The Athletic’s Phil Hay confirming the interest of Leeds United.

    He said on The Phil Hay Show: “One who has been mentioned and is definitely of interest is Michy Batshuayi down at Chelsea, who Bielsa knows from Marseille. He was a youngster at Marseille when Bielsa was manager there.

    “So [Bielsa] knows a lot about his game, knows the ins and outs of it. He wouldn’t be somebody that would have to adapt massively to what Bielsa does.

    “Despite the fact it has never really happened for him at Chelsea, he is at a good and prime age at 26.”

  • ICYMI – BEDDING IN NICELY

    Cesar Azpilicueta says Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech can make immediate impacts on the Premier League after having the benefit of spending a fortnight training with Chelsea, writes DUNCAN WRIGHT.

    The Blues captain said: “The quicker and easier they can adapt to the Premier League, the better it will be for everybody so it was good to have them with the group for a few weeks at the end of the season.

    “They are already integrated and know everybody so it's been a very good time for that and now we're all looking forward to seeing them on the pitch.

    “Both of them have shown their quality in training in these past couple of weeks.

    “We have seen their potential offensively, the way they can create chances and the way they can score goals so they are big additions to the team.”

  • COUT ME IN

    Rumoured Arsenal and Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho's agent Kia Joorabchian has admitted that his client wants to return to the Premier League.

    He told talkSPORT: “At the moment, with Coutinho he’s so focused on getting through the next stage of the Champions League

    “The club that owns him, against the club he’s playing for. He’s in a massive situation. After the Champions League is finished, then we will sit down.

    “I haven’t even spoken to him about it, actually. He loves the Premier League, He wants to come to the Premier League.

    But the finances and the numbers and the situation of COVID are all going to play a big part. He is a big player with big numbers.”

  • BATSMAN RISES

    Leeds are interested in signing Michy Batshuayi, according The Athletic's Phil Hay.

    He said on The Phil Hay Show: “One who has been mentioned and is definitely of interest is Michy Batshuayi down at Chelsea, who Bielsa knows from Marseille. He was a youngster at Marseille when Bielsa was manager there.

    “So [Bielsa] knows a lot about his game, knows the ins and outs of it. He wouldn’t be somebody that would have to adapt massively to what Bielsa does.

    “Despite the fact it has never really happened for him at Chelsea, he is at a good and prime age at 26.”

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