Morning Chelsea fans
Chelsea have been dealt a major blow with Juventus ace Matthijs de Ligt edging closer to a Bayern Munich switch.
Bayern director Hasan Salihamidzic will be in Turin on Monday to negotiate a fee after agreeing personal terms with the Dutch centre-back, 22.
A five-year, £292,000-a-week deal is on the table for the 38-cap star, who would rather play for Bayern.
The Germans are believed to have offered £76million for the man Juve paid £67.5m for in July 2019.
Raheem Sterling is waiting for the full results of his medical before linking up with his new team-mates in the United States.
The England international underwent tests in London today ahead of sealing a £50million move from Manchester City.
If given the all-clear, Sterling, 27 will fly to Los Angeles to meet the rest of his squad.
The Blues also reportedly have “no problem” meeting Napoli’s £34million asking price for defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Blues are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements after losing both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer.
And the Blues are now thought to have stepped up their interest in Napoli defender Koulibaly, 31.
Chelsea are prepared to stump up the £34m Napoli are asking for to part ways with the defender, according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport.
Koulibaly is out of contract with the Serie A side at the end of next season, meaning this summer is Napoli’s last chance to demand a sizeable fee.