Chelsea are hoping to secure a top four finish this season in order to ensure that they will qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The Blues currently occupy fourth place, having gone unbeaten in their first ten Premier League games under Thomas Tuchel.
However, their shock 5-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday means they are just two points above Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and West Ham United.
With Chelsea’s hopes of Champions League qualification looking set to go down to the wire, it could play a major part in their summer transfer business.
With all that in mind, here is the latest Chelsea gossip…
Rabiot linked with Chelsea move
Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a move for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who played under Tuchel during his time at Paris Saint-Germain.
According to a report from Italian outlet Tutto Mercato, Juventus need to raise funds and Rabiot is named as a player who could leave, with Everton and Chelsea said to be interested in his services.
Blues among clubs eyeing Championship starlet
Teenage Reading star Michael Olise has attracted interest from a number of clubs after his impressive displays in the Championship this season.
The 19-year-old has netted five goals and provided ten assists for the Royals and, according to Eurosport, Chelsea are set to rival the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, RB Leipzig and Monaco for his signature this summer.
Lukaku’s asking price
Chelsea have been linked with a swoop for former striker Romelu Lukaku who has impressed under Antonio Conte at Inter Milan, scoring 60 goals in 86 appearances in all competitions since he joined the club from Manchester United in 2019.
According to Corriere Dello Sport, Inter value the forward at €120m (£102m), with Lukaku said to be enjoying his time in Italy.