Chelsea confirms defender signs – Blues told sign £50M star – Chelsea free to sign Brazilian star

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Here is a roundup of the top Chelsea news and gossip that we think you guys could have missed today –

CHELSEA are still very much interested in signing Raphinha from Barcelona – but will have to pay some serious money in order to get a transfer deal done.

During his time with Barcelona – Raphinha established himself as one of the most dangerous wingers in the Premier League and a man that was destined to play at the very highest level of the game.

Now – According to The Athletic, Barcelona and new boss Hansi Flick rate the 27-year-old very highly but due to the club’s financial issues, they may consider selling him. The report adds he won’t be sold for anything less than €60m.

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We have been making moves this transfer window – but they have stayed away from signing top-quality players like Raphinha for a reason and we are sure that will not change over the next few months.

WILLIAMS MESSAGE SENT – 

Frank Leboeuf believes Nico Williams would be a fantastic signing for Chelsea but has urged the Spain international not to sign for his former club.

Williams has had a fantastic season for Athletic Bilbao last campaign and earned himself a spot in that Spanish Euros 2024 side – which is helping him set the world alight.

His performances have caught the attentions of the board over the past few weeks and there has been alot of talk that the Blues are ready to pay £50 million to try and bring him to the Premier League.

But despite admitting that Williams would be a great signing for the Club – Leboeuf has warned Williams to not make the move to Stamford Bridge: Nico Williams would be fantastic for Chelsea – but do you think he would go to Chelsea? They don’t have Champions League football,” Leboeuf told BoyleSports.

“I follow La Liga and he has been brilliant for Bilbao all season. To put it his way, if I was Williams, I would never go to CHELSEA.

‘I saw so many players move to Saudi Arabia and I lost respect for them – like Ruben Neves who moved to Saudi at such a young age. I couldn’t have done that and it’s a similar situation to Nico Williams. So many big clubs want him and it would be odd for him to move to a club where they are not in the elite European tournament.’

DEAL ANNOUNCED – 

Chelsea are delighted to announce that Academy defender Greta Humphries has signed with the club until the summer of 2025.

The Blues posted on the club website: ‘Having previously represented Tottenham Hotspur, the 18-year-old became a Blue in 2022. She has been a part of our women’s Academy for the previous two seasons and added a League Cup triumph to her CV during the 2022/23 campaign.

‘Humphries is a dominant, ball playing centre back with a strong physical presence. She enjoyed an excellent 2023/24 season and showed consistency in her performances, which has seen her rewarded with a first professional contract at CHELSEA.

‘Everyone at Chelsea would like to congratulate Greta on her first professional contract, and we wish her every success during her time in blue!#

Speaking on a memorable moment in her early career, Humphries said: ‘It’s a very proud and exciting moment for me and my family. It’s my dream come true to sign a professional contract at this club.

‘It’s the club my family and I have supported our entire lives. I’m so grateful to be given an opportunity here and I can’t wait to get started.’

General manager Paul Green added: ‘Greta has been excellent in our academy and we’re really pleased to reward her with her first professional contract. She has worked really hard and demonstrated a great attitude and positive mindset.

‘Greta is a tall and athletic, young defender and we’re really looking forward to seeing how she develops in the upcoming years.’

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