Chelsea have made a proposal of 43 million kilos for Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez.
The membership nonetheless desires to signal a striker and a midfielder earlier than the tip of the switch window.
Thomas Tuchel has already spent £268m this summer time on gamers together with Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella, Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.
However the Chelsea boss criticized his gamers for “not being robust sufficient” in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat by Southampton as he ripped them for his or her “mushy defence” at St Mary’s.
Nonetheless, he might have a process on his arms to land Alvarez from Ajax following a mass exodus of star gamers from the Dutch membership this summer time.
Noussair Mazraoui, Ryan Gravenberch, Lisandro Martinez and Sebastien Haller have already left this summer time, with Antony set to finish his transfer to Manchester United this week.
The Dutch champions are anticipated to earn round £180m from gross sales on this window and are below no strain to let Mexican Alvarez depart.
The switch window within the Netherlands additionally closes 24 hours sooner than most of Europe this summer time because of an administrative error made by the nation’s soccer governing physique, the KNVB.
Chelsea signal Fofana from Leicester for £75m
Chelsea accomplished the signing of centre-back Wesley Fofana from Leicester in a deal value as much as £75million on Wednesday.
Chelsea pays an preliminary £70m, with an additional £5m doable in add-ons, and Fofana has signed a seven-year contract with the membership.
Leicester and Chelsea agreed a price for Fofana on Saturday, with the defender flying to the US on Monday to bear a medical.
Fofana mentioned: “The final two days have been very massive days for me and I am very pleased. I educated this morning with the group and it is a dream for me. I am very excited to start out enjoying video games for the followers and the membership .
“I am right here to win trophies – Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, the whole lot. I got here right here to win and the membership is constructed to win trophies so I am right here to proceed that.”