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Work ahead of Marina Granovskaia as Chelsea chase Oblak

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is set to have a few busy months ahead of her as she looks to fund the transfer of highly-rated target Jan Oblak.

Chelsea have already signed 2 players ahead of next season, but they still need reinforcement in defence, especially in the goalkeeping department, and they have set Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak as their main target.

Oblak will be very expensive to sign as the goalkeeper has a £120 million release clause in his contract. Chelsea are already planning to pay less than £100 million and also include Kepa Arrizabalaga in the deal. Therefore, Granovskaia is set to embark on a busy few months in other to sell some players who are no longer needed at Chelsea.

Source: Football London

Rodgers rules out the sale of Chilwell

Chelsea have been trying to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City, but their pursuit of the defender has been dealt a huge blow as Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed that Chilwell is not for sale. 

Rodgers affirmed that Leicester have a good squad which they want to keep together, and they have no intention of selling Chilwell.

Source: Sky Sports

Chelsea want a new defender

Despite ongoing talks about the contract renewals of both Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea are still in hunt for a new defender.

Chelsea want to strengthen their defence which has conceded 49 goals in the league this season. Declan Rice of West Ham is one major target, while Kalidou Koulibaly is also an option, but Manchester City are ahead of them in signing the Napoli centre-back.

Source: The Sun

Willian likely to leave Chelsea

The probability of Willian staying at Chelsea next season is very slim. The winger whose contract ends at the end of this season has already rejected Chelsea offer of a 2-year-contract; the player wants 3 years. 

Willian revealed that he has been listening to offers from other clubs, and that all he wants from Chelsea is to offer him a 3-year-deal if they want him to stay at the club. 

Source: Chelsea News

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