Chelsea ‘beaten’ to Hakimi by PSG, dealt Lukaku ‘blow’ and make Silva decision

Chelsea may have spent £200m on new talent last season but they want to continue buying this summer.

The Blues may have been forced to salvage a fourth-place Premier League finish but their Champions League win against Manchester City has secured a successful campaign.

With Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham were their joint-top scorers on 12 goals each, though, Thomas Tuchel has been linked with a move for a top forward.

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has been touted as a solution while Harry Kane’s desire to leave Tottenham has seen Chelsea enter the transfer race.

But the Blues are looking for upgrades across the XI – and Daily Star Sport has summarised the headlines you need to know…

PSG beat Blues to Hakimi

Tuchel has tinkered with different options at full-back, with Reece James unable to lock down a regular place in the starting XI.

And it has seen the Blues get linked with a move for Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi, who has two years left on his contract and is attracting interest.

But Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport have reported that PSG are already close to winning the race with a £69m deal with negotiations at an ‘advanced stage’.

Lukaku chase dealt blow by Inter

Inter are looking to move on Hakimi, who has been a top performer in their Serie A-winning season, in order to balance the books at the San Siro.

And it was this reason that the Blues were hoping to make a move for their former forward, who scored 30 goals this season.

But Gazetta dello Sport also state that the sale of the defender will see them now turn to only letting fringe players leave

While new manager Simone Inzaghi is set to hold talks with the Belgian to convince him to stay with the Italian side.

Blues make Silva decision

The Brazilian defender has enjoyed a strong season marshalling Chelsea’s back line, involved in 34 games before lifting the Champions League trophy.

Thiago Silva only had a contract for the season – but transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has reported that the Stamford Bridge side will ‘trigger’ the extension in his contract.

And the same can be said for manager Tuchel, having lifted the European title for the first time in nine years for the club.

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