Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Hudson-Odoi transfer request, Frenkie de Jong to leave Barcelona NEXT WEEK – latest
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Chelsea kicked their campaign off on the right foot with a 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.
Jorginho netted the winner from the penalty spot during the ninth minute of stoppage time in the first half.
Ben Chilwell earned the spot-kick after he was brought down by Abdoulaye Doucoure inside the Toffees’ area in a dramatic encounter.
Summer signings Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly started for the West Londoners whereas Marc Cucurella came off the bench in the second half.
Meanwhile, Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong may leave the Nou Camp by next week.
According to Sport, Chelsea have offered a swap deal including Marcos Alonso and £59million in an attempt to reach an agreement with Barca for De Jong.
The Blues are battling Manchester United for the midfielder after the Red Devils already reached a £72m agreement with Barca, but the Netherlands international does not want to make the switch.
If the Blaugrana accept the West Londoners’ offer, the Netherlands international will have to make a decision on his future by next week and possibly move to Stamford Bridge.
And Chelsea players have said their goodbyes to Alonso ahead of his move to Barcelona.
Manager Thomas Tuchel now has both Marc Cucurella and Ben Chilwell to choose from at left-back – leaving the Spain international out in the cold.
And according to The Mail, the 31-year-old has carried out his farewells to staff at the Blues’ Cobham training ground as he bids to seal a transfer this weekend.
A report from 90min claims Barca are “confident” of reaching an agreement for Alonso.
Finally, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has told new owner Todd Boehly to sign Barcelona star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and insists he only wants world class players.
According to journalist Florian Plettenberg, Tuchel wants to add Aubameyang to his squad next, having previously worked with him at Borussia Dortmund.
However, Barca want to keep the former Arsenal star as a back up to Robert Lewandowski.
The Blaugrana would prefer it if ex- United ace Memphis Depay left instead.