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Monday, August 9, 2021

Chelsea news and transfers live: Lukaku medical update, Messi hint dropped, Abraham's next club

We have just had one of the craziest weekends in recent football history, with Lionel Messi tearfully saying goodbye to Barcelona after 21 y...

We have just had one of the craziest weekends in recent football history, with Lionel Messi tearfully saying goodbye to Barcelona after 21 years and of course, the much hyped return of Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge was confirmed.

The official announcement of Lukaku as a Chelsea player is expected sometime today, and with the new season just days away, there is still plenty more transfer business to be done.

Tammy Abraham is being strongly linked with a move away from west London and Roma are the latest side to be linked with the 23-year-old. Jose Mourinho is said to be a fan as he looks to bolster the attacking options at his new club.

Chelsea are also offering to loan some of their talented youngsters, with Armando Broja the next player who could be heading out for a short-term switch, with the Blues and Southampton in advanced talks over the immediate future of the 19-year-old striker.

We will also bring you updates on several Chelsea targets who could still join Thomas Tuchel's side before the start of the Premier League season, as well as previewing Wednesday night's clash against Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup. With that being said, keep your eyes peeled throughout the day as brings you the latest news from west London.

Romelu Lukaku to undergo medical in the next coming hours! Romelu Lukaku will have his medical at Chelsea today ahead of a huge transfer from Inter Milan, according to reports. The Belgium international has been fantastic form over the past couple of seasons at the Nerazzurri with Lukaku helping them to their first Scudetto in 11 years. 

The BBC and various other outlets reported on Saturday that the west London club were closing in on a deal for Lukaku with a £97.5m deal agreed. And now Football Insider claims Lukaku ‘is set to undergo a Chelsea medical today’ ahead of completing a move back to the Premier League.

Lukaku announcement today As per The Athletic, Romelu Lukaku had his medical on Sunday and should officially be a Chelsea player by the end of today. The Belgian’s £97.5 million fee breaks the club's transfer record. He will rejoins the Blues 10 years after he first arrived at Stamford Bridge.

Armando Broja to Saints doubt! Just earlier on the blog, we reported a story on the youngster maybe going to Southampton to replace Danny Ings this summer, but it seems as though the Saints board have their priorities elsewhere....

Southampton want another Chelsea youngster Southampton are interested in Chelsea youngster Armando Broja. The Saints have signed Valentino Livramento and Dynel Simeu from Chelsea on permanent deals this summer and are now looking to take forward Broga, 19, on loan. Broja recently signed a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge and is available for a loan move, according to West London Sport.

Jorginho drops Lionel Messi hint! Referencing Messi’s impending departure from Barcelona, Jorginho confessed he hopes that the Argentinian doesn’t move to the Premier League, unless he joins him at Stamford Bridge.

‘I’ve already texted him (laughs). I’m kidding, I’m not even kidding about it. If he does not to come to Chelsea, let him go away (from the Premier League). I saw it (the departure) and I was like ‘ what happened?’. I was incredulous. I was wondering if it was fake news,’ Jorginho told TNT Sports Brasil via the Metro.

Mourinho after Abraham Tammy Abraham is set to leave Stamford Bridge but his destination remains unclear. Arsenal and Atalanta are interested but now Roma have joined the party. Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the England striker to Italy.

Erling Haaland speaks out after Romelu Lukaku move is agreed! Erling Haaland insists he is ‘proud’ to be playing for Borussia Dortmund as Chelsea close in on their deal to sign Romelu Lukaku. ‘It’s nice to win, nice to score three goals and just nice to be back,’ said Haaland after their 3-0 win in the DFB Pokal at the weekend. ‘It’s incredible to have the fans back in the stadiums. ‘It’s a good feeling to see them here and I’m proud to be a part of this club.’

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