6pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Willian completes medical, Kai Havertz ‘WILL join after Europa League’, Stones £20m bid – The Sun

KAI HAVERTZ is edging closer to a move to Chelsea with reports that he is even keener than Jadon Sancho to leave the Bundesliga.

And Frank Lampard is also said to be interested in a cut price deal for John Stones, after an agent revealed he vetoed another transfer.

Follow all the latest transfer updates from the Bridge below…


    England’s Euro 2016 campaign was one to forget.

    And that is exactly what has happened to some of the players included in Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for the tournament in France.

    There were players in the side from the likes of Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal.

    But where are those aces four years on?



    EA Sports will remove certain celebrations from the latest FIFA 21 game to prevent spreading “toxic” behaviour among gamers.

    The renowned 'shushing' celebration is just one of the celebrations to be scrapped.

    It consists of a player holding his finger to his lips after finding the target to 'shush' the opposing fans into silence.

    Another celebration to go is the 'A-OK' hand gesture which was last year added to a list of hate symbols because of its connotations with white supremacists.


    Tammy Abraham has headed off on a well-deserved holiday to Mykonos with his girlfriend Leah Monroe after the striker helped Chelsea finish fourth in the Premier League.

    Both Abraham and Monroe have posted pictures and clips of their vacation on their Instagram story of them revelling in the Greek Island.


    Arsenal fans are getting excited after Chelsea transfer target Gabriel Magalhaes's brother and sister started following the club on Instagram.

    The Gunners have been linked with a £27million swoop for the Lille defender.

    Boss Mikel Arteta, who giuded the side to FA Cup glory this season, is set to make further changes to his playing staff.

    The Spaniard is keen on bringing a defender in to shore up his leaky back line.

    Now it has been revealed on social media that the 22-year-old's sister Mayara follows the London side on Instagram.


    Willian is on the brink of joining Arsenal after undergoing his medical, according to reports.

    The Brazilian is braced to join Chelsea's London rivals on a three-year deal after announcing his departure from Stamford Bridge.

    And The Standard claims a free transfer is close after Willian agreed to wages of £100,000-a-week with the FA Cup winners.


    Chelsea target Kai Havertz has been compared to Michael Ballack and Mesut Ozil by former team-mate Roberto Hilbert.

    According to Goal, he said: “He is the next big, big player to come from Germany.

    “I was there when he made his debut in our team at 17.

    “In this generation, I think he will be a game-changer. He is a really smart player, quick and he is a nice person.

    “He has some things Ballack had, some things Ozil had but he puts it into one package –which makes him so dangerous.”


    Chelsea have said their goodbyes to Willian.

    The Brazilian star looks set to join Arsenal after rejecting a two-year deal with the Blues.

    He won five major trophies during seven years at Stamford Bridge.


    Frank Lampard has personally contacted Kai Havertz in an attempt to get the deal over the line.

    The Athletic claim the Blues boss told the 21-year-old where he would fit in at Stamford Bridge.

    He also informed Havertz about Chelsea's three year project to become Premier League and Champions League title contenders.

    Meanwhile, director of football Marina Granovskaia has been leading the negotiations over a fee for the Bayer Leverkusen star.


    Chelsea could be about to join Manchester United in the chase for Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

    Blues boss Frank Lampard is desperate to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer window.

    Now The Times claims the Dane could be his choice to be their new No1.

    But the West London side face stiff competition for the in-demand stopper.

    Sun Sport exclusively revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is targeting a swoop for Schmeichel.


    Juventus are no longer interested in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, according to reports.

    The Serie A champions were keen on bringing the 28-year-old in but having sacked former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, they have switched their attention to Brescia star Sandro Tonali.

    Juve shocked the football world by sacking Sarri and replacing him with iconic yet inexperienced star Andrea Pirlo on Saturday.

    And Sarri's departure has signalled the end of Juve's pursuit of Italian international Jorginho, according to TuttoSport.


    Rookie Chelsea keeper Nathan Baxter is wanted by Derby and Birmingham on loan.

    The 21-year-old is highly rated at Stamford Bridge and the club want to see him get experience in the Championship.

    Baxter has already had loan spells at Yeovil, Woking, Solihull Moors and Ross County.

    A Blues insider told SunSport: “This kid has got real talent and Derby and Birmingham are both really keen.”


    Andrea Pirlo is showing no mercy as the new Juventus boss by preparing to flog seven stars, according to reports.

    The legendary midfielder, 41, replaced Maurizio Sarri at the Allianz Stadium over the weekend.

    And Pirlo is wasting little time in getting rid of the deadwood he does not want – starting with the likes of ex-Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain and Manchester United target Douglas Costa.

    The report also adds that Sami Khedira and Blaise Matuidi are also at risk of being let go with both midfielders 33 years old.

    Finally, defenders Mattia De Sciglio, Alex Sandro and Daniele Rugani could be sold as well.


    Chelsea star Ethan Ampadu is reportedly on the verge of joining Fulham on loan.

    The 19-year-old defender spent last season with RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga.

    Unfortunately he failed to get as much game time as he wanted, making just seven appearances.

    The Athletic claims it is Chelsea’s West London neighbours Fulham who are favourites to sign him.

    They state the Cottagers have beaten off competition from the Canaries and are now close to reaching an agreement with Chelsea for a season-long loan.

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    Kai Havertz is said to be pushing for a move to the Premier League more than Jadon Sancho.

    The Bundesliga stars are both linked with a move to the English top flight.

    Havertz, 21, valued at £90million is subject to heavy interest from Chelsea while United are at loggerheads with Borussia Dortmund, who price Sancho, 20, at £108m.

    According to Sky Sports, of the pair it is Havertz who “is the one who is most keen to move as soon as possible”. 


    Frank Lampard reportedly turned down a job offer from another club last summer to take charge of his beloved Chelsea.

    The 42-year-old earned rave reviews in his first year as a manager after guiding Derby to the Championship play-off final, where they were beaten 2-1 by Aston Villa.

    Despite many writing off Chelsea at the start of the season, Lampard steered his side into fourth spot this term – while his team also finished as runners-up in the FA Cup.

    But it could have been a very different path for Lampard had he chosen to go down another route, with The Athletic stating that the three-time Premier League winner had a job proposal from another club.


    Chelsea have waved goodbye to Pedro after five years.

    The 33-year-old is now set to join Roma on a free transfer.


    Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko has reportedly agreed personal terms with AC Milan.

    According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the French star is willing to take a huge paycut to join the Italian side.

    His salary will drop from around £5.4million-per-year to £2.7million plus bonuses.

    Bakayoko has spent the last two years on loan at AC Milan and AS Monaco.

    But Chelsea are still believed to be hoping to secure around £31.5million for his signature.


    Robert Pires has named Rio Ferdinand and John Terry as the two toughest opponents he faced in the Premier League.

    The Gunners legend told the MOTD Top 10 Podcast: “In the Premier League, it was John Terry and Rio Ferdinand.

    “Matches against Chelsea and Manchester United were always hard and Terry and Ferdinand were very tough, very physical.

    “Coming from France to play in the Premier League it was very difficult at the beginning.”


    Chelsea have reportedly agreed a five-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz.

    Now the Londoners will have to thrash out the transfer fee for the 21-year-old, with Leverkusen unwilling to lower their £90million asking price.

    According to RMC Sport, “discussions are continuing” between the two sides with Chelsea “optimisitic” of getting the deal done.

    Havertz will join a forward line including new signings Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, sure to excite the Stamford Bridge faithful.


    Frank Lampard is creating a Chelsea side that can fight for next season's Premier League title, claimed Ricardo Carvalho.

    Speaking to the Daily Mail, the Chelsea legend said: “Given he lost Eden Hazard, so far he's done very well.

    “He achieved a Champions League place for next season which of course is very important, and has brought in young, talented players.

    “Frank is building a very good team and I expect next year he can fight for the title with those players, for sure.”


    Brighton do not want to lose in-demand Chelsea target Ben White – but are happy to let Shane Duffy leave.

    Albion have turned down a bid for whizkid White from Leeds, for whom he shone on loan this season.

    A number of the bigger clubs including Frank Lampard's side and Liverpool are monitoring his progress.

    But Graham Potter plans to start White next season and has consistently maintained he does not want to see the 22-year-old leave.

    Duffy, 28, is set to move on though with talks held between the Seagulls and West Brom over a possible transfer.


    Another name has been added to Chelsea's list of potential goalkeeping targets.

    The Times reports that Frank Lampard is an admirer of Kasper Schmeichel, who is open to leaving Leicester for a Champions League club.

    Duncan Castles writes: “The 33-year-old has long held an ambition to represent Manchester United, who have issues with David De Gea, and is admired by Lampard, who has his own problem Spanish goalkeeper.”


    Chelsea WILL sign Kai Havertz “if they want him as much as he wants them”, reports Sky Sports Kaveh Solhekol.

    He states that Havertz has agitated for a move behind the scenes and is keener to join Chelsea than Jadon Sancho is to join Man Utd.

    The upshot of all that is that a deal should be done after Bayer Leverkusen's Europa League campaign is finished.

    That could be as early as tonight, when they take on Antonio Conte's Inter in Germany.

    Leverkusen Sporting Director Rudi Voller remains insistent that Havertz will not leave for less than £90m, but Solhekol says this is a “standard tactic” in these situations.


    Tammy Abraham admits he is going to need to take his game to a new level to beat Timo Werner to the main striking role at Chelsea.

    But the 22-year-old England star is not prepared to give up his place in Frank Lampard’s side without a fight.

    He said: “This is something I’ve been dreaming of as a kid so I have to fight for my spot, it’s never going to come easy.

    “It didn’t come easy at the start of the season but I worked myself into the team and that’s what I have to keep doing.

    “This is Chelsea Football Club. There’s always going to be high standards and high competition.”

    Abraham enjoyed a decent first full season in the Blues‘ first team last season with 19 goals – yet the £45million arrival of Werner at Stamford Bridge leaves his place under serious threat.

    On the transfer front, Chelsea have reportedly made a £20million swoop to snap up Manchester City defender John Stones.

    The 26-year-old England star is likely to leave the Etihad this summer following the £41m arrival of ex-Blues player Nathan Ake.

    According to the Mirror, interest in the former Everton man has sparked Chelsea boss Frank Lampard's interest.

    The report adds that Lamps feels he can resurrect Stones’ career and is prepared to sanction a £20m move.


    Bayer Leverkusen are reportedly refusing to drop their asking price for Kai Havertz.

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