In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, there are rumours of another possible transfer deal with Ajax while Tiamoue Bakayoko could be set for a return to London next season.
These stories are samples pulled from external media sources. They do not represent the views or position of Chelsea Football Club.
Ajax reportedly offer full-back to Blues
According to the Telegraph, Ajax are interested in doing another transfer deal with Chelsea this summer as they are reported to have offered Argentina international Nicolas Tagliafico to the Blues.
Having agreed on the transfer of Hakim Ziyech to Stamford Bridge in February, the Dutch club appear keen to do further business for the Argentinian defender who has been a fixture in their defence over the past two-and-a-half years.
‘Chelsea have been told they could sign left-back Nicolas Tagliafico for just £22.4million in the next transfer window,’ states the Telegraph’s report.
‘It remains to be seen whether or not [Frank] Lampard wants to make a move for Tagliafico. But Chelsea have been made aware of his relatively low fee, the fact the player wants to move to England and made checks on him before the suspension of football.’
The 27-year-old joined Ajax from Argentinian side Independiente in January 2018 and has played 99 matches for the Eredivisie club, scoring 12 goals.
Bakayoko to join Hammers?
The Sun reports West Ham United are interested in signing Tiemoue Bakayoko on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
The French midfielder has spent the past two seasons on loan at AC Milan and Monaco after failing to establish himself at Stamford Bridge and the paper suggests he could be sent out for another loan spell in the next campaign with West Ham emerging as a possible option.
‘Le10 Sport in France claim Hammers manager David Moyes hopes to take Bakayoko on loan this summer,’ states the report.
‘Bakayoko joined AC Milan in the previous campaign and it is thought the Italian giants hope to lure him back for a second spell at the San Siro.
‘Meanwhile his hometown club Paris Saint-Germain were tempted to make an offer for the defensive midfielder but backed off after Chelsea demanded £31million.
‘And a move across London, albeit on loan, could help revive the one-cap France international's Premier League career - should the Hammers avoid relegation when the season continues.’
Musonda eyeing return from injury nightmare
Charly Musonda has outlined his determination to return from a serious knee injury which has sidelined him for almost all of the past two seasons, the Scottish Sun reports.
The Chelsea Academy graduate has spent the last two campaigns on loan at Vitesse Arnhem but has appeared in only four games for the Eredivisie club because of his injury problems which have threatened to bring an early end to his promising career.
‘Seven months ago, I underwent surgery on my knee ligaments. The medical people gave me barely a 20 per cent chance to ever play professional football again,’ the 23-year-old revealed.
‘After not being in top shape for almost four years, I am continuing my path to recovery and redemption. I hope to be back training in about four months.
‘My view is to never give up on your dreams, no matter how difficult they can be and to stay motivated.’