On that note, here’s a look at the key Chelsea transfer stories for August 18, 2022:
Chelsea plan to attack Juventus to recruit Memphis Depay
Chelsea are planning to win Juventus’ transfer rights to Memphis Depay, according to Tuttosport via Difficult to handle. The Dutch striker meets the requirements at Camp Nou, and Barcelona are eager to take him off their books. The Bianconeri are still interested in bringing him to Italy.
The Serie A giants want to upgrade their attack this summer and have turned their attention to Depay, especially after the injury of rookie Angel Di Maria. However, the Blues are also keeping a close eye on the Dutchman as they look to fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is likely to leave on loan
Callum Hudson-Odoi, 21, is likely to leave Chelsea on loan this summer, according to BBC.
The Englishman is highly rated at Stamford Bridge but has struggled to find opportunities. Hudson-Odoi made just 15 Premier League appearances last season and is yet to appear in the current campaign. The Blues do not want to lose this player and are ready to let him go on loan.
Hudson-Odoi is being interested by Borussia Dortmund, Southampton and Newcastle United. He’s not in Tuchel’s plans at the moment, so an interim move could be in the best interest of all.
Marc Cucurella opens up about settling at Stamford Bridge
Marc Cucurella revealed that his new teammates helped him integrate well into the squad. The Spain full-back moved to Stamford Bridge earlier this summer from Brighton & Hove Albion.
Talk to The Blues websiteCucurella complimented the atmosphere at the club.
“Of course, you’re worried because they have big players who have won the Champions League and World Cup, very important players. The team is very united with a good atmosphere and the players are very happy here. I knew I was going to Cucurella said.
“Then I like it because the quality of the players is very high; the training is very good, and in the games all the players run, so if I can fail, then another player. help me.”
Cucurella also said that Cesar Azpilicueta helped him settle into life at Stamford Bridge.
“It’s good because when your teammates help each other, these are the teams that win titles. Azpilicueta has helped me a lot because he speaks Spanish, so helps with housework, school. And the kids. It’s good for me that the captain is Spaniard, and he helps me. He’s a legend here with a long history at a big club, playing every game, so that’s why. (he) is an important player,” Cucurella said.
Cucurella also revealed his joy at meeting N’Golo Kante, whom he had heard so many good things about.
“I really like Reece James’ style of play. He’s a good player and plays at right-back, so it’s a similar position but on the other side. What intrigued me the most before coming here. I’m Kante because I’ve read a lot in the news that he’s very quiet and very human. I think this is true and I’m very happy to be here with him,” Cucurella said.
Cucurella made his Chelsea debut against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, contributing an assist in the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.