Chelsea transfer news: The Blues rejected for 2 midfielder bids

Chelsea have made all the front-pages today.

In today’s roundup of Chelsea transfer news – two midfielders have been rejected, Newcastle plan an overhaul of Chelsea signings and another potential London hijack.

Let’s see what the headlines are saying today…

Chelsea transfer news – Spurs ignore Yves Bissouma bid

According to Telegraph (subscription required, Todd Boehly has been in contact with Tottenham Hotspur over a potential deal for midfielder Yves Bissouma. However, the Blues have had no encouragement from Spurs for a deal which would have seen Hakim Ziyech go the other way.

Firstly – why would Spurs want to replace a defensive midfielder with an attacking midfielder/winger? I mean, we all know Chelsea plan to have an entire roster of wingers only, but clubs aren’t going to be happy when you start offering the deadwood away.

Secondly – why do Chelsea even need Yves Bissouma? They have plenty of midfielders already. If they’re looking for a player to come into the first team, then Bissouma is shockingly underwhelming. He cannot even make the Spurs team – starting in only 8 games this season.

Chelsea transfer news – Brighton reject Moises Caicedo bid

Earlier today, The Top Flight reported that Chelsea had a bid for Moises Caicedo turned down. Brighton already lost one of their best players to Arsenal today, so it’s no surprise to see them holding out for bigger offers.

Chelsea transfer news – Newcastle shortlist 3 Chelsea players

According to Telegraph (subscription required), Newcastle United have created a 9-man shortlist for the end of this transfer window. This shortlist includes 3 Chelsea players – Hakim Ziyech, Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Chelsea transfer news – Boehly prepared to rival Spurs for David Raya

Surprise surprise, Chelsea could hijack yet another transfer. This time, though, it’s not Arsenal.

According to Evening Standard, Chelsea are contemplating rivalling Tottenham Hotspur for Brentford shot-stopper David Raya. Spurs, though, have Jan Oblak lined up as a second option.