Chelsea transfer news: Reece James drops Kylian Mbappe hint as £172m medical completed

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Chelsea transfer news: Reece James drops Kylian Mbappe hint as £172m medical completed

Here’s a summary of Chelsea’s transfer activity on Thursday, June 8.

James drops Mbappe hint

Chelsea might attempt a stunning transfer move during the upcoming summer for Kylian Mbappe, the talented player from Paris Saint-Germain. They have two potential undisclosed advantages that they could utilize to secure his signature. 

Todd Boehly has expressed his desire to see a footballing superstar like Mbappe join Chelsea, and there are ongoing speculations linking Neymar to the club as well. 

However, it appears that another PSG forward could be the one to make the move to Chelsea in the near future, given the clarity of his connection with a member of the Chelsea team.

Taking to Instagram Reece James posted a picture of himself with Mbappe captioning the story, “*lightning bolt emoji* X *flexed arm emoji* @K.Mbappe”. The duo were both at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Barcelona over the weekend with Neymar, Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount also spotted on the grid.

Kante medical complete

In what appears to be one of the initial transfers during Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure, N’Golo Kante is seemingly on the verge of leaving Chelsea to join Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad.

 Initially, it seemed likely that Kante would extend his contract with Chelsea under Pochettino’s management, but both parties failed to reach an agreement. 

Consequently, the Saudi Arabian champions seized the opportunity and made a remarkable offer. If Kante finalizes the deal, he is expected to sign a two-year contract with an option for an additional season and will reportedly earn €100 million (£86 million) annually.

Chelsea is now facing the prospect of heading into the upcoming season without the presence of N’Golo Kante, their key midfielder. 

According to Fabrizio Romano, Kante underwent a medical examination for Al Ittihad earlier today in London. While the transfer has not been officially completed yet, it is in its final stages, with only a few remaining documents to be processed before the announcement is made.

Kovacic exit admission

There are strong indications that Mateo Kovacic may depart from Chelsea during the upcoming summer. The Croatian midfielder has been a vital part of the Blues’ midfield for the past five years but is among several players who could leave Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2023/24 season.

Recent reports suggest that Manchester City has initiated discussions to sign Kovacic, as Pep Guardiola looks to revamp his midfield options. While the progress of any potential move to the Etihad Stadium is not yet substantial, Kovacic has made significant statements about his future that suggest a potential departure from Chelsea.

 “I have one more year with Chelsea, this season was very bad,” Kovacic told Croatian outlet Nacional.

“Everything is going towards the fact that after 5 good years, I will change the center, but in football anything can happen. Right now, I’m focused on Croatia and the League of Nations.”

Chelsea transfer news: Reece James drops Kylian Mbappe hint as £172m medical completed

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