Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang LATEST as Blues make breakthrough, Anthony Gordon £40m BID, Fofana deal AGREED | The Sun

CHELSEA have been told they can sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for just £21m.

The former Arsenal striker, 33, could be heading to Stamford Bridge just eight months after leaving North London.

Tuchel said of Aubameyang: "I enjoyed working with him [Aubameyang] a lot, it was a pleasure. I've never had any issue."

Elsewhere, the Blues have launched a £40m bid for Everton's Anthony Gordon, according to reports.

And according to reports, Chelsea have AGREED a deal for Leicester midfielder Wesley Fofana.

The Blues have seen two attempts rejected already but are optimistic that their third bid will be successful.

Get all the latest Transfer News here…


  • Kostas Lianos

    Kante injury update

    Chelsea have suffered an early season injury blow with N'Golo Kante facing a lay off.

    Kante hobbled off with a hamstring problem in Sunday's dramatic 2-2 draw with Tottenham.

    Blues boss Thomas Tuchel gave a grim verdict when speaking to Chelsea's official site after the game.

    Tuchel said: "It seems like a muscle injury, a hamstring. He [Kante] said he feels it pretty strong, so not good"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Taking the Mich

    Ex-Liverpool transfer chief Michael Edwards has turned down the chance to work for Chelsea under new owner Todd Boehly.

    Boehly has been putting plans in place to hire a new sporting director, having temporarily filled the role himself.

    And Edwards, who held that role at Anfield, left the Reds last summer and emerged as a top target for the Blues.

    He also worked with Portsmouth and later Tottenham but made his name in Merseyside as a top talent spotter.

    But according to The Athletic, Edwards has turned Boehly's recent approach down in order to enjoy time away from football.

    It means the West Londoners are unlikely to fill the vacant position before the transfer window shuts on September 1

  • Kostas Lianos

    Spur of the moment

    Tottenham ace Cristian Romero screamed in Chelsea ace Reece James' face after Spurs' late equaliser at Stamford Bridge.

    The London derby ended 2-2 after the North Londoners' captain Harry Kane headed a late leveller.

    As his team-mates ran to the away corner to celebrate, Romero made a stop to confront James.

    Sky Sports cameras caught the moment the pair came face-to-face in what was a heated derby

  • Kostas Lianos

    Fo-get me not

    Leicester star Wesley Fofana has agreed personal terms ahead of his potential move to Chelsea.

    The Blues have been in the market for defensive reinforcements after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen for free.

    And while new owner Todd Boehly has been busy signing Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella, the spending is set to continue.

    Fofana has been extensively linked with a move to Stamford Bridge over the last few weeks and is understood to have told the Foxes he wants to go.

    And now the centre-back has agreed personal terms ahead of a move, according to the Mail.

    The 21-year-old is set for a significant pay rise which will see him earn £200,000 per week at Chelsea

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Aubameyang price revealed

    It has been revealed that Chelsea's first verbal bid for Barcelona star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was €13million (£11m) but the offer was rebuffed by immediately.

    Barca intimated they would only consider bids in excess of €20m (£17m).

    Rumours are that the Blues are willing to double the weekly salary the player earns at Camp Nou.

    Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel appears keen on a reunion with the former Arsenal star, with whom he worked at Borussia Dortmund

  • Kostas Lianos

    Gordon bid rejected

    Everton have rejected Chelsea's initial bid of £40million for Anthony Gordon.

    The Blues are said to be discussing a new proposal for Gordon, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

    The West Londoners could look to include players in the deal for the forward.

    Toffees manager Frank Lampard was supposedly keen on more than one Chelsea player this summer

  • James Orr

    Kante latest

    Chelsea have suffered an early season blow with N'Golo Kante facing an injury lay off.

    The French international hobbled off with a hamstring problem in Sunday's dramatic 2-2 draw with Tottenham.

    Blues boss Thomas Tuchel gave a grim verdict on Kante, 31, when speaking to Chelsea's official site after the game.

    The German said: "It seems like a muscle injury, a hamstring.

    "He [Kante] said he feels it pretty strong, so not good."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Good morning, Chelsea fans

    Recovered from last night yet?

    Tottenham boss Antonio Conte continued his feud with Thomas Tuchel after the match.

    The Italian took to social media late last night to hilariously have a pop at the Chelsea gaffer.

    After Reece James rifled in Chelsea’s second goal, Tuchel leapt from his technical area, sprinting down the touchline in celebration, directly past the despairing Conte.

    And Conte posted a picture of the moment, saying: "Lucky I didn't see you… making you trip over would have been well deserved."

  • Joe Adams

    Blues plotting double Barca swoop

    For all the frustration Barcelona have caused Chelsea this transfer window, stealing a number of players from under their nose including Jules Kounde and Raphinha, Chelsea are hoping to get their revenge

    The Blues look set to make a second offer for Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.

    In addition, Frenkie De Jong has mentioned that he would prefer to join Chelsea over Manchester United.

    Although, his desire remains to stay at Barcelona.

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  • Joe Adams

    Blues blow as Kante hobbles off

    Some of the less talked about news following today's firecracker of a match was an injury to N'golo Kante.

    The Frenchman was forced off with what looked to be a hamstring injury late in the second half.

    His tenacity won the ball back for Chelsea in the lead-up to the Blues' second goal.

    However, Tuchel may be without the 31-year-old for a little while.

    The Chelsea boss provided some insight into the seriousness of the injury:

    It seems like a muscle injury, a hamstring. He [Kante] said he feels it pretty strong, so not good.

    Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea boss

  • Joe Adams

    Thousands sign petition to ban Anthony Taylor

    Fans are furious at some of the decisions made by referee Anthony Taylor this afternoon.

    A page has been created to try to ban the referee from officiating Chelsea games and it has incredibly gathered over 37,000 signatures.

    With fans believing he has an agenda against the Blues, a series of past decisions including Romero's pull on Cucurella's hair have been listed as reasons to sign.

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  • Joe Adams

    BREAKING: Chelsea have Gordon bid rejected

    Everton have reportedly rejected Chelsea's initial bid of £40million for Anthony Gordon.

    The blues are said to be discussing a new proposal for the forward according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

    Chelsea could look to include players in the deal as Frank Lampard was supposedly keen on more than one Chelsea player this summer.

  • Joe Adams

    Carragher believes Everton won't accept Gordon bid

    After the game, Carragher gave his opinion on whether Chelsea's offer would be accepted.

    He said:

    I don't see how Everton would accept that right now. They're lacking attacking players and he's the one big hope for the club. He's a local lad and he's the one they are hanging their hats on. I think it will have to be a lot higher than £40million for Everton to accept that.

    Jamie Carragher, ex-Liverpool defender

  • Joe Adams

    Chelsea boss says Tottenham goals 'cannot stand'

    Tuchel was adamant that both of Tottenham's goals should not have stood because of fouls in the build-up.

    Kai Havertz was brought down before Hojbjerg scored.

    Cucurella's hair was then pulled by Romero in the lead-up to Kane's stoppage time equaliser.

    Tuchel said:

    Both goals cannot stand. there's only one team who deserves to win – that's us.

    Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea boss

  • Joe Adams

    Tuchel talks handshake

    Chelsea's boss discussed his scuffle with Tottenham boss Antonio Conte in his pos-match interview.

    When asked why it got so heated, Tuchel said:

    I thought when we shake hands, you looked in each other's eyes; he had a different opinion. It was not necessary, but a lot of things were not necessary.

    Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea boss

  • Joe Adams

    Chelsea make move for Gordon

    Chelsea's interest in Anthony Gordon has materialised into a bid in the last hour.

    Sky reported that the Blues have made an offer worth £40million for the 21-year-old.

    The Englishman has recently had to fill in as a number nine against Villa due to an injury to Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

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  • Joe Adams

    How it happened

    Conte fist-pumped the air moments before the handshake.

    Tuchel appeared to refuse to let go of Conte's hand, sparking the Italian to square up to his rival manager.

    The Chelsea boss then gestured with his hands that he wanted Conte to look him in the eyes.

    Only the bench could separate the pair.

  • Joe Adams

    BREAKING: Tuchel and Conte red-carded after scrap

    When the final whistle was blown the managers reached boiling point.

    The pair went to shake hands but then squared up for the second time, pushing and shoving one another before being pulled apart.

    Late golscorer Harry Kane, who levelled the scores in stoppage time, had to calm his manager down before he headed for the tunnel.

    Anthony Taylor then showed a red card to both managers.

    What drama!!!

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  • Joe Adams

    Battle of the bench

    It's all kicking off!

    Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte squared up to each other following Tottenham's controversial equaliser and needed to be pulled apart.

    Tuchel then ran out of his technical area and right past Conte to celebrate James's goal.

    I wonder if we'll see a shake of hands at the end of this one.

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  • Joe Adams

    James puts Chelsea back in front!

    Reece James smashes the ball past Lloris, lifting the roof off Stamford Bridge.

    Tuchel has run up the touchline in celebration and the fans are loving every second.

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  • Joe Adams

    Hojbjerg levels the scores

    Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has rifled the ball into the bottom corner beyond the stretch of Mendy.

    The dugouts are on their feet with the Chelsea bench furious that a foul didn't go their way in the build-up.

  • Joe Adams

    Chances, chances…

    Sterling has a golden opportunity to double Chelsea's lead, dancing inside the six-yard box before blazing a shot over the bar.

    Kane then gets into a shooting position, slipping at the vital moment and dragging his effort wide.

  • Joe Adams

    Second half

    Chelsea are back underway at Stamford Bridge.

    No changes to report for either side as Tuchel looks to continue their perfect start.

  • Joe Adams


    Chelsea head in at the break in front thanks to a Koulibaly strike.

    The Blues have had the lion-share of possession and look in control at the moment.

    Mount came close with a curling effort, but their remains just one goal between the London sides so far.

  • Joe Adams

    Koulibaly scores for Chelsea!

    Kalidou Koulibaly has volleyed home his first goal for the club inside 20 minutes!

    The ball came in from the corner and the 31-year-old brilliantly sliced the ball past Lloris to put his side in front.

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