Complete Chelsea Transfer News: Lukaku Swap Delay, Van Dijk Update, Newcastle Swoop

Friday June 9

08:20: Michy Batshuayi is reluctant to join Everton as part of a swap deal for Romelu Lukaku.

The Times claim Chelsea are unwilling to meet Everton’s £100million valuation for Lukaku, and have proposed a swap deal involving Batshuayi plus cash.

But Batshuayi will need persuading because his preference is to return to the South of France with Monaco.

It’s believed Chelsea will consider swapping other players if Batshuayi declines a move to Merseyside.

08:15: Brighton have made a late swoop for Chelsea teenager Tammy Abraham.

Newcastle were expected to sign Abraham, 19, on a season-long loan to bolster their attacking ranks.

But the fight isn’t over.

The Northern Echo claim fellow Premier League newcomers Brighton have contacted Chelsea with a financial offer of their own.

And could sign the player who scored an impressive 23 goals in 41 appearances while on loan with Bristol City in the Championship last season.

08:10: Chelsea are unlikely to resume their interest in Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk – despite Liverpool having stepped aside.

The Reds were forced to publicly apologise after Southampton alleged they had made an illegal approach.

The Daily Mail claimed Chelsea and Manchester City would step up their efforts as a result of Liverpool’s decision.

But the Evening Standard report that Antonio Conte’s side may no longer be continuing their interest in the centre-back.

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