12pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Chilwell and Havertz deals close, Rice offer afterwards, Thiago Silva talks – The Sun

CHELSEA are closing in on the signings of Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz, according to reports.

And when those deals are done, the Blues are set to enter the market again for West Ham's Declan Rice.

Get all the latest transfer gossip and updates from Stamford Bridge…

  • WERNING LIGHT

    Louis Saha believes his French compatriot Olivier Giroud will not be worried about Chelsea signing Timo Werner.

    He told the Football Index Podcast: “Olivier Giroud is a very tough cookie and he will not worry too much about the arrival of Timo Werner at Chelsea.

    “Giroud wants to score and he wants to help his teammates. He is a competitor and wherever he is, he will always perform.

    “Giroud is very motivated and I’m sure that next year we will hear about him again.”

  • Chelsea are on the verge of signing Ben Chilwell, according to various sources such as The Guardian, The Athletic and Football Insider.

    The Leicester left-back is set to move for a fee of around £45m-50m in a huge coup for transfer chief Marina Granovskaia.

    A price of £80m had previously been mooted but it appears Granovskaia has had great success in bringing it down by almost 50 per cent.

    Football Insider also claim the Blues are making good progress on a deal for Kai Havertz and are preparing to make Bayer Leverkusen a new offer of over £70m to get the transfer over the line.

    Chelsea's focus is currently on those two deals, but the report states that once Chilwell and Havertz have been recruited, the Blues will turn their attention to Declan Rice.

    Frank Lampard has not been put off by West Ham's £80m asking price as he looks to sign the holding midfielder and convert him into a centre-back.

    But should that deal prove too expensive, Thiago Silva could be a cheaper option as he prepares to leave PSG on a free transfer this summer.

    The Guardian reports that Chelsea have held talks with the former Brazil captain as Frank Lampard decides whether to make a move.

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