8 Chelsea transfers that could happen on Deadline Day including Gvardiol

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Chelsea might have just broken the record for most money spent by a British club in a single transfer window, but they haven't finished shopping yet.

Wesley Fofana's £69.5million arrival from Leicester means Thomas Tuchel has finally got the defence he wants, but with plenty of holes still left to plug in the side – as evidenced by the Blues' pitiful performance against Southampton on Tuesday – the German will be keen to add one or two more names before the window slams shut tonight.

With the clock ticking down, here are eight signings Chelsea could still make.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Chelsea are in desperate need of a goalscorer and have been pushing hard for Barcelona's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the last couple of weeks.

The 33-year-old is apparently content in Catalonia having only moved there in February, but with Robert Lewandowski's arrival his place in the side is suddenly, and perhaps undeservedly, in doubt.

A reunion with Tuchel, who managed him at Dortmund, looks likely, though Chelsea and Barcelona have been struggling to agree a deal. This one will likely go down to the wire.

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Anthony Gordon

Rival fans were quick to ridicule Chelsea's interest in Anthony Gordon, especially when news broke that the fee could be as high as £60million.

While the move might not look like great value for money on paper (he scored just four goals in 40 games last season), Gordon's relentless industry, combined with his pace and technical ability, has clearly piqued Chelsea's interest.

Although, the Everton youngster looks set to stay at Goodison Park, for now at least, with reports Chelsea have baulked at the Toffees' asking price – but on Deadline Day, things can change in a split second.

Josko Gvardiol

Chelsea have been relentlessly pursuing central defenders all summer and despite earmarking highly-rated RB Leipzig youngster Josko Gvardiol as a primary target, talk of a move never materialised.

That was until Tuesday evening, when news broke that the Blues were in advanced negotiations with the Bundesliga club to sign the Croatian prodigy.

The prospective deal would see Gvardiol stay at Leipzig on loan this season before moving to Stamford Bridge in the summer, which, with the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham sniffing around, would a major coup for Chelsea.

Wilfried Zaha

Chelsea are mulling over a move for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, who is seen as an alternative for Anthony Gordon.

Tuchel believes Zaha is the right sort of profile for Chelsea's front three and that his goal threat would be a big asset, particularly if the club fails to land a striker.

The Ivory Coast international has already scored four league goals this season and while Palace boss Patrick Vieira won't want to let his talisman leave, Zaha has just a year left on his contract, so if Chelsea want him badly enough, they can probably get him.

Rafael Leao

With Callum Hudson-Odoi being loaned out to Bayer Leverkusen and both Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech having to settle for places on bench, it's clear that Tuchel isn't happy with the wingers he has at his disposal.

Chelsea have been mulling over a move for AC Milan's Rafael Leao for a few weeks, but securing a deal for the Portugal international in such a short space of time will be a tough ask.

Leao scored 14 goals in all competitions last season, helping seal Milan's first Serie A title in over a decade, and the Rossoneri won't want to sell him cheap given they won't have time to source a replacement.

Ivan Toney

Should the Aubameyang deal fall through Chelsea will consider a move to Brentford striker Ivan Toney.

The 26-year-old carried his marvellous Championship form into the Premier League last season, scoring 12 league goals in a side who only narrowly avoided relegation.

Chelsea are in the market for a short-term solution up front at the moment with a view to signing an elite-level centre forward next summer, so the move might be a tough sell for Toney, who may only be the club's number one striker for 12 months. But then again, the promise of Champions League football, even if just for a season, might be too much to turn down.

Frenkie de Jong

Frenkie de Jong has had an action-packed summer, though it looks like it'll end with him staying in Spain.

The Dutchman has been heavily linked with both Manchester United and Chelsea after Barcelona told him either to take a pay cut or leave – despite owing him millions in deferred wages.

Despite his mistreatment, De Jong always wanted to stay at the Camp Nou, and it looks like he's got his wish, but if that changes in the next few hours you can bet your bottom dollar Chelsea will happy to get the check book out.


OK, this one's a little fanciful, but Transfer Deadline Day can be crazy, and weirder things have happened.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly might have spent a lot of money this summer but he's yet to make a head-turning marquee signing (sorry Raheem Sterling), and Neymar fits the bill perfectly.

The Brazilian has been considering options amid tensions with PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe and rumour has it Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign the 30-year-old for a fairly reasonable price. Unlikely? Absolutely. Impossible? There's no such thing on a day like today.


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