The Blues must cross their fingers that either Memphis Depay stays or that Barcelona completely modifies their position.
This summer, Chelsea may pursue Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang due to Tottenham’s lack of interest in a key Barcelona attacker.
The Lilywhites are currently looking for any additional potential recruits to add to the six players that football director Fabio Paratici has already signed this summer. Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Djed Spence, Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, and Clément Lenglet have all been given to Antonio Conte thus far by Paratici. They are anticipated to possibly add one or two new players, though, as the defensive and offensive strategies are being reevaluated.
Left-back for Udinese Destiny Udogie has reached an agreement to join Spurs, but she will return on loan to the Serie A team for the remainder of the 2022–23 season.
James Maddison is not available for transfer at this time despite Nicolo Zaniolo’s continued association with the attacking midfielder from Coventry, according to reports that surfaced over the weekend.
Memphis Depay, a former Man United forward, was another name mentioned in connection with a move to North London. In order to comply with La Liga rules following the addition of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, Barcelona must make some room on the wage bill and, where possible, generate transfer funds.
However, Tottenham won’t be after Depay, which will be welcome news to Chelsea supporters. This was verified by Fabrizio Romano via his tweet, “Memphis Depay deal. Juventus are the favorites to sign Depay, and Tottenham are not interested, according to information received.
Memphis and Juve are currently discussing a two-year contract; however, Barça’s contract must be terminated first. Juve has been interested in Memphis since July.
Chelsea will hope that Juventus are unsuccessful in their negotiations with Depay, but despite Barcelona’s recent assertion that only one of the 28-year-old or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be allowed to leave this summer, it is believed that they may have to consider losing both players because La Liga is still steadfast in its refusal to permit the club to register the new additions at the moment.
Tottenham has at least contributed in some small way to helping their London rivals get closer to signing the former Arsenal talisman. Todd Boehly has already been informed that £17 million in transfer fees will be required to open this negotiation while he waits for the “green light” on a player who scored 79 goals while playing for Dortmund under Tuchel.
Alvaro Montero, a Spanish football expert who spoke with Sky Sports, believes that a reasonable deal can be reached. If Chelsea, for example, offers 15 or 20 million euros, given Barcelona’s financial situation, perhaps they will need to persuade Xavi and the player that leaving is their best course of action.
Lewandowski starting as the first striker will prevent Aubameyang from participating. Xavi has expressed his desire for the player to stay to the club and the player himself. Aubameyang is aware of Chelsea’s interest in signing him. Barcelona, a football club, does it as well. The only distinction is that even Aubameyang realizes Robert Lewandowski will play as Xavi’s number 9, for sure.