Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has listed out three more Players Chelsea Could Still Sign Before the transfer window is closed on Tuesday.
Chelsea got the majority of their transfer business done early this summer with the club-record acquisition of Romelu Lukaku.
Paying £97m for the Belgian striker to Inter Milan, the Blues have spent considerable amounts in the market, but when compared to their outgoings, Chelsea have been extremely clever in paying for the signing.
It all means that the Blues still have plenty of funds left over for deadline day and with the rumour mill surely set to go into overdrive, football.london takes a look at the players that the reigning European champions could realistically bring to the club on the final day of the window.
1. Jules Kounde
Alongside Lukaku, French defender Kounde looked set to become Chelsea’s second big-money addition of the summer.
The Blues have reportedly courted the Sevilla centre-back for some time and with Kurt Zouma, Marc Guehi and Fikayo Tomori having all been sold during the current transfer window, more options in defence would certainly be welcome.
Despite that, negotiations with Kounde’s current employers have been hard-going and recent reports have suggested that the Spanish outfit have upped their asking price, causing Chelsea to walk away from negotiations.
It remains to be seen whether the Blues revive talks in the final few hours of the window but nothing can really be ruled out on deadline day, especially when it comes to Chelsea.
2. Saul Niguez
Another player currently at a Spanish club that the Blues were thought to be interested in, Saul Niguez looked sure to leave Atletico Madrid this summer.
Bumped down the pecking order following the arrival of Rodrigo de Paul, the Spaniard was apparently on the hunt for a fresh challenge. As a result, both Chelsea and Manchester United were named as suitors.
When asked where his future lied, Atleti boss Diego Simeone refused to rule anything out.
He said: “Now we will see what happens. We know that in football a lot of things can happen.”
3. Aurelien Tchouameni
Previously linked with Chelsea earlier this window, it would certainly not be a surprise to see the Blues return for his signature on deadline day as an alternative to Saul.
The young Frenchman has caught the eye consistently for Monaco and has some of the biggest clubs around Europe interested in his signature.
With his current employers having also been eliminated from the Champions League play-offs by Shakhtar Donetsk, a deal might well be a lot easier to complete.
Tchouameni still has three years left on his current deal at the Stade Louis II.