In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news from the media, David Luiz is linked with a move to Arsenal before the transfer window closes, Danny Drinkwater could be set to join Burnley on loan, and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp predicts a positive season for the Blues…
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David Luiz linked to Arsenal move
The Daily Telegraph reports Chelsea and Arsenal will try and a negotiate a transfer deadline day deal that will see David Luiz swap Stamford Bridge for the Emirates.
The reports suggest the Brazilian has made it clear he wants to leave Chelsea before the window closes, and the Blues are willing to cash in on the 32-year-old, who recently signed a new, two-year contract. Given the fact he could have left for nothing before that, ‘a fee between £5 million and £10 million will be considered good business’, the Telegraph report.
Burnley interested in Danny Drinkwater
Burnley have enquired about signing Danny Drinkwater on loan from Chelsea, according to Sky Sports News.
Drinkwater only featured in the Community Shield for the Blues last term under Maurizio Sarri, and has now reportedly been deemed surplus to requirements this season.
The 29-year-old worked with Burnley boss Sean Dyche when he was Watford’s assistant manager in 2011 and the midfielder enjoyed a loan spell at Vicarage Road.In total, Drinkwater has appeared 23 times for the Blues since signing from Leicester in the summer of 2017.
Jurgen Klopp considers Chelsea to be challengers
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expects Chelsea to be competing at the top end of the table this season. The Daily Mirror report Klopp identifying Chelsea as one of six clubs who can fight for the Premier League title, despite the current transfer ban.
‘I don't know where people get the idea that Arsenal will not challenge, that Chelsea will not challenge with Frank [Lampard] bringing complete excitement to the club,’ Klopp said.
‘Okay, they cannot really be busy in the transfer window, but after years when all the young boys were on loan, now they finally bring them back and get the benefit of that.
‘It's like it's made for a transfer ban. Now [Tammy] Abraham and all these other guys come back and it's a fantastic team.’