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Chelsea transfer round-up: PSG want Frenchman, Chalobah to leave, target signs new contract

PSG reportedly taking keen interest in €35m-rated Chelsea star

Returning from a very productive loan spell at AC Milan, Tiemoue Bakayoko quickly saw the Italian manager Maurizio Sarri replaced by the Blues’ legend Frank Lampard at Chelsea.

There has been a very little indication as to what the former Derby County manager has planned for the French midfielder at Stamford Bridge, but if he does not fit into the new philosophy, then at least Frank can sleep easy knowing the European club out there wants him.

That team is Paris Saint-Germain, as first reported by a French TV channel RMC Sport, and now Le Parisien explains the interest in the former AS Monaco player from the Ligue 1 champions seems credible.

Forced to navigate the summer transfer window on a more ‘limited’ budget than usual, the French outfit, with new director of football Leonardo in charge of transfer deals, are looking at more ‘clever’ purchases that would strengthen them without taking too big of a chunk out of their finances.

There is no price mentioned, but considering the Blues wanted €40 million overall from AC Milan (€5 million for the loan and €35 million to buy him), you would expect Chelsea to want something similar after a good campaign.

This could grow over the next few weeks, yet it seems that, for now, they ain re focusing on Everton star Idrissa Gueye.

Chelsea boss ready to send promising defender out on loan as West Brom in race

West Bromwich Albion have reportedly received some transfer encouragement with the information that Chelsea midfielder Trevoh Chalobah has been sent back to the British capital from the Blues’ training camp in Ireland as manager Frank Lampard looks to send a number of youngsters out on loan.

Trevoh, the younger brother of Watford’s Nathaniel, is highly likely to available on loan once again after spending last campaign with Ipswich Town.

In spite of the Tractor Boys’ relegation to League, Trevoh made an impression at Portman Road and netted twice in 44 matches under Paul Hurst and then Paul Lambert.

One of the army of loanees Chelsea had sent out the last season – as many as 40 players left West London for spells away – Chalobah is said to be loaned out again for more experience in the coming season now that new  boss Lampard has been able to take a closer look at every star in his inherited roster.

Trevoh, who is yet to play in the Blues senior team, is being considered by both West Bromwich Albion and newly relegated Fulham, who would be able to offer the 19-year-old ace the opportunity to remain in the capital.

The Blues, who drew 1-1 with Bohemians couple of days ago, have reportedly sent Chalobah, Lucas Piazon, Lewis Baker, and former Albion academy star Izzy Brown back to London as Lampard sifts through his sizeable team.

Albion, meantime, are targeting midfielders after the end of the campaign saw a host of players leave the club.

The contracts of stalwarts James Morrison and Gareth Barry expired – though new manager Slaven Bilic could still offer Morrison another contract – while loanee Stefan Johansen returned to parent team Fulham.

Chelsea suffer massive blow in their pursuit of £40,000-a-week striker

Bournemouth striker and long-term Chelsea target Callum Wilson has penned a new four-year deal to end speculation he could depart the Cherries this summer transfer window.

England forward Wilson had been connected with the Blues and West Ham United but has now committed his long-term future to the Dean Court outfit through to the summer of 2023.

And Wilson, who has netted 58 goals in 148 matches since joining from the English club Coventry City back in 2014, feels there’s more to come.

“We’ve improved in all areas since I initially joined the club but there’s still a long way to go,” Callum told Bournemouth’s club website.

“While Bournemouth may be known as a smaller club, we’ve got some really big ambitions here. Everyone is pulling in the same direction towards those targets and goals.”

“I feel like as an individual, my game is constantly improving here at the club. I want to continue that progress and reach even higher targets. I’m really excited about what the future holds.”

Wilson netted  14 Premier League goals in the 2018-19 season, as the Cherries finished the campaign in 14th place.