Chelsea eye 'last minute' £75m transfer swoop for Leicester duo amid Cristiano Ronaldo decision


It's all guesswork at this current moment as to just how the Blues will spend the rest of their £200million transfer budget which has been nearly halved already by the Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly acquisitions.

Nonetheless, as countless defenders are linked to the club amid the latest Denzel Dumfries and Milan Skriniar boosts, it's still relatively unknown just who Chelsea could target for their attack to compensate for potential departures.

Timo Werner is wanting out with an RB Leipzig loan return on the cards. understands that despite nothing being agreed as of yet, there is growing confidence that the Blues' No.11 can get what he wants in this situation.

Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic are also two players who were reportedly unhappy with their roles last season under Thomas Tuchel. It's highly unlikely that the German will let go of three more attackers having already seen Romelu Lukaku depart on loan back to Inter.

But who could come in? It is already well known that agent Jorge Mendes had offered Cristiano Ronaldo to the club but Tuchel himself wasn't a fan of this operation, meaning it was a complete no-go.

Ronaldo himself is back training with Man United and as Erik ten Hag confirmed, will be making his return at Old Trafford against Rayo Vallecano.

"Cristiano Ronaldo will play against Rayo Vallecano. Yes, he will be in the squad tomorrow. We’ll see how long he can play," he clarified after the Atletico Madrid pre-season loss.

One option that has suddenly come out of nowhere is Premier League-proven Jamie Vardy. The Englishmen has had tentative links to the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal in the past but his commitment to Leicester has been amicable to this point.

"I’ve heard from someone that Jamie Vardy might be on Chelsea’s list as a last-minute backup striker," Give Me Sport's Dean Jones told the Chasing Green Arrows YouTube Channel.

"It wasn’t the greatest source in the world, but I was like... that’s a weird one to just make up. That’s got to have some sort of substance."

Alongside Wesley Fofana, who understands Boehly made contacts with his representatives earlier this week, a £75million double swoop could be in the pipeline with the Foxes demanding in excess of £70m if they are even to contemplate losing the Frenchman at this stage of the summer.

L'Equipe reckons Chelsea will make their move quickly for the 21-year-old, especially as PSG consider moving on from Skriniar and ruining this transfer plan that the Blues have in place.

Vardy, meanwhile, with one year left on his current deal at the King Power Stadium, would cost around £4.5m if transfermarkt's valuations were to be taken at face value.

With the need to convert more chances demonstrated all through pre-season, the 35-year- old veteran would bring that know-how in abundance as demonstrated by his 227 goal involvements attained since joining the East Midlands club from Fleetwood Town back in 2012.

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