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Chelsea midfielder wants out and defender awaits transfer request

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Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel (right) and Chelsea’s Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour (Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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There are almost exactly two weeks left in the 2022 summer transfer window, which means Chelsea will certainly be looking to secure other deals. In fact, it’s extremely likely that the Blues will make one or more top signings before the opportunity ends in September. Another striker appears to be a priority at Stamford Bridge, as Pride of London have repeatedly said over the past few months. According fabrice romano, a meeting was held on Thursday afternoon regarding the personal terms of former Arsenal centre-forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang is currently at Barcelona.

If the details are acceptable, CFC will apparently make an offer for Aubameyang; for PoL, the jury is out on this potential addition. While the West London side are convinced of a deal for Barca’s asset, there is much talk elsewhere about other alleged targets. Fellow FCB man Frenkie de Jong, Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana and Everton starlet Anthony Gordon remain on the list. A report claims that CFCs are “still working on deals” for the three. Journalist Nick Purewal Optimistically describes the ambition at Stamford Bridge as “a remarkable transfer push”, which he says “sees no signs of slowing down”.

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour wants to leave and defender Trevoh Chalobah could submit a transfer request

The net was widely cast for signings, no doubt. Although this sometimes fickle and relentless approach has been expected with new owners looking to put their mark on the proceedings, while fully grooming head coach Thomas Tuchel.

While the new process to capture highly rated youngsters – aided by Chelsea Academy boss Neil Bath – as well as locking in existing young Chels stars, feels extremely well designed and executed. Carney Chukwuemeka and Cesare Casadei could prove to be particularly shrewd buys in the years to come.

As for potential exits, PoL will now be evaluating two additional rumors. First up is talented and likeable midfielder Billy Gilmour, who is rumored to want to leave CFC. An international with Scotland for some time, Gilmour has pedigree. However, if you can’t provide high-caliber youngsters with first-team opportunities, they will seek minutes elsewhere. And that sentiment applies even when the strategy means a drop in club rankings.

In a clear move from Tuchel, Gilmour hasn’t received a squad number for the current campaign. Although it may seem rather harsh from the German, heartwarming talks will have taken place behind the scenes. The club and the agents are therefore trying to find a suitable solution for both parties. Sometimes it just doesn’t work for various reasons. Brighton & Hove were mentioned as a potential destination; it would be a great move for the Ardrossan-born player.

Further news regarding Trevoh Chalobah emerged from Evening Standard reporter Nizaar Kinsella on the same day. If another centre-back arrives on Fulham Road in the next fortnight, the 23-year-old is expected to request a move. With Chelsea apparently obsessed with Fofana, it seems likely that the supposed £5million gap between the Foxes and the Blues is achievable.

Therefore, Chalobah is likely to be released at this point, but it will be a temporary change. David Orstein said CFC wanted to keep the prospect at large so he wouldn’t leave for good. EPL and Serie A outfits are hiding, and rightly so: the centre-back is highly regarded at CFC.

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