Monday's Chelsea transfer talk: Kepa, Cakir, Ikone

sportsmole.co.uk, 13 July 2020, 03:40
Monday

The buildup to the summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Chelsea eye possible reinforcements.

The Blues failed to bring in a single player during the January window, despite seeing their transfer ban cut short by FIFA.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Stamford Bridge.

Monday morning's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup:

Chelsea 'lining up move for Manchester United's Dean Henderson'

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Chelsea have reportedly set their sights on Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson as an ideal replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Henderson has enjoyed a stellar season on loan at Sheffield United and recently helped the Blades secure a 3-0 victory over the Champions League-chasing Blues at Bramall Lane, recording his 13th clean sheet of the league season in the process.

The Englishman is primed to battle David de Gea for the number one spot at Old Trafford ahead of his anticipated return to United this summer, but Henderson's future with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 's side remains shrouded in uncertainty prior to next season.

According to The Express, Frank Lampard is hoping to bring Henderson to Stamford Bridge either on loan or on a permanent basis after losing faith in Kepa.

However, the report claims that United would be unlikely to sanction a sale to a Premier League rival, with the Red Devils and Chelsea currently battling it out for a top-four finish during the closing stages of the 2019-20 campaign.

Henderson still has two years left to run on his current contract at Old Trafford.

Antonio Conte 'wants to bring N'Golo Kante to Inter Milan'

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Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is reportedly keen to bring Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante to San Siro.

Conte was in charge of the Blues when they signed Kante from Leicester City, and the France international played a key role in the London club winning the 2016-17 Premier League title.

Kante remains a key figure for Chelsea, but the 29-year-old's future continues to be called into question, with Barcelona and Real Madrid both recently credited with an interest.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Inter boss is keen to reunite with the 2018 World Cup winner at San Siro as he attempts to put together a squad capable of wrestling the Serie A title away from Juventus.

Kante, who is currently battling to overcome a hamstring injury, has scored three times in 27 appearances for Frank Lampard's side during the 2019-20 campaign.

The midfielder has a contract at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2023.

More transfer news from Chelsea:

Luke Shaw to be sacrificed as Manchester United chase Ben Chilwell?

Luke Shaw could be sold by Manchester United this summer if the Red Devils sign Leicester City's Ben Chilwell, according to a report. Read more.

Chelsea 'must qualify for Champions League to sign Kai Havertz'

Chelsea must qualify for next season's Champions League to sign Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Chelsea 'see £29.5m Ugurcan Cakir bid accepted'

Chelsea have a £29.5m bid for Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir accepted by Trabzonspor, according to a report. Read more.

Chelsea 'open talks over Jonathan Ikone deal'

Chelsea approach Lille to discuss a possible move for French attacker Jonathan Ikone, according to a report. Read more.

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