10 players who could join Chelsea this summer

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • 2 Apr 2024 16:45 BST
  • 5 min read
Victor Osimhen, Ousmane Diomande, Chelsea, 2023/24

Chelsea have spent over €1 billion on new signings since 2022, but their exuberant spending shows no signs of slowing down and they are set for another busy summer of transfer activity.

Reports suggest the Blues may be forced to sell several assets in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, however they are likely to add at least one or two new faces to their extremely young squad.

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Below, FootballTransfers runs through 10 players who could join Chelsea this summer.

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Bento - Athletico Paranaense

Chelsea’s pursuit of a new goalkeeper has quietened down in recent weeks, with Aaron Ramsdale now unlikely to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

However, the Blues have been linked with a move for Athletico Paranaense shot-stopper Bento, who made his Brazil debut against England in March. He could replace Robert Sanchez, with the Spaniard touted for a potential exit after just one season with the club.

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Ousmane Diomande - Sporting CP

Ousmane Diomande is one of the most highly-rated centre-backs in European football and therefore it’s unsurprising that he has been linked with a big-money Premier League move.

Chelsea are seemingly the leading candidates to land the Sporting CP star, although they are set to face competition from both Arsenal and Liverpool.

Leny Yoro - Lille

Leny Yoro, Lille
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Leny Yoro is another young defender who is currently being scouted by Europe’s elite clubs.

Real Madrid are currently deemed to be his most likely destination, although Chelsea have a clear interest in the Lille wonderkid. The Blues may face an uphill battle to seal a deal for Yoro, but a summer move to Stamford Bridge remains on the cards.

Milos Kerkez - Bournemouth

Milos Kerkez is the first of Chelsea’s left-back targets to appear in this list. The Hungary international only joined Bournemouth last summer, however he has enjoyed a productive first Premier League campaign and he is wanted by Manchester United and Chelsea.

With Marc Cucurella, Lewis Hall and Ian Maatsen all set to be sold, the Blues need a reliable back-up for Ben Chilwell and Kerkez is one option being explored.

Luca Netz - Borussia Monchengladbach

One alternative to Kerkez is Borussia Monchengladbach’s Luca Netz. The 20-year-old is firmly on Chelsea’s radar, but the west London club will face competition from Man Utd, Arsenal and Leeds.

The Germany U21 international is regarded as one of the Blues’ top left-back targets, but it remains to be seen if they will push to sign him.

Antonee Robinson - Fulham

Antonee Robinson, Fulham
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Antonee Robinson is the final left-back on this list. The Fulham man has been heavily linked with a summer transfer to Stamford Bridge, although his current contract at Craven Cottage runs until 2028 after he signed a new deal last year.

As a result, Chelsea may be forced to pay a substantial fee to sign the USMNT international, which could prove to be a problem.

Dani Olmo - RB Leipzig

FootballTransfers has been told that RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Dani Olmo is one of Chelsea’s possible replacements for Conor Gallagher if the England international departs the club this summer.

Olmo is a proven performer at both club and international level, and he is seen as a legitimate target ahead of the upcoming window.

Nico Williams - Athletic Club

Chelsea’s wingers have struggled this season and Nico Williams has been touted to join the west London club as a potential replacement for Raheem Sterling, who has underperformed since arriving from Manchester City.

Williams is one of the most exciting youngsters in world football and Chelsea are currently assessing whether or not to activate his €50 million release clause at Athletic Club.

Victor Osimhen - Napoli

Victor Osimhen, Napoli
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Victor Osimhen appears to be Chelsea’s number one target ahead of the summer window as they look to finally acquire a consistent goal-scorer.

Napoli are set to demand a fee in excess of €120m, but Chelsea are desperate to sign the Nigeria international and a move to Stamford Bridge is currently his most likely next step.

Viktor Gyokeres - Sporting CP

While Osimhen is a priority target, Sporting CP goal machine Viktor Gyokeres is an alternative for Chelsea.

Arsenal are leading the race for his signature as things stand, but the Blues could swoop with a late bid and seal a deal for one of the most dangerous forwards in Europe.

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