Meanwhile, the Blues are preparing an offer for a Borussia Dortmund midfielder, as per journalist Ben Jacobs. Elsewhere, the London giants have reignited their interest in an Inter Milan defender and want to dive for him in January.
On that note, here's a look at the key Chelsea transfer stories as on September 28, 2022:
Chelsea preparing offer for Jude Bellingham
Chelsea are preparing an offer for Jude Bellingham, Ben Jacobs has reported. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder is generating attention from clubs around Europe, and the Blues are also interested in his signature.
Graham Potter is likely to sanction midfield reinforcements next summer, with both Jorginho and N’Golo Kante in the final year of their respective contract.
The London giants have their eyes on Bellingham, although the teenager is likely to cost a fortune. Chelsea are willing to offer a structured deal for the player according to Dortmund’s liking to jump ahead of the queue. However, the Blues are not the frontrunners for Bellingham’s signature.
Blues reignite interest in Denzel Dumfries
Chelsea have reignited their interest in Denzel Dumfries, according to Corriere dello Sport via Caught Offside.
The London giants have held an interest in the Dutch full-back for a while, but a move didn't materialise this summer. The 26-year-old has been impressive for Inter Milan this season, scoring twice in nine appearances.
Dumfries thrives in the wing-back system that has been used at Stamford Bridge recently, making him a superb choice for the club. The Blues are willing to sign the player and loan him back to the Nerazzurri for the rest of the campaign.
Pat Nevin excited about Chelsea's game against AC Milan
Pat Nevin is excited to see Chelsea lock horns with AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League on October 5 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues are bottom of Group E after two games, with one draw and a defeat, while the Rosonneri are at the top.
In his column for the club's website, Nevin said that the game against the Serie A champions has historical significance.
"When you consider both clubs and their huge impacts in European football, it can only be described as a historical tie. To be fair, Milan’s real heydays were just coming to an end when our glorious 20-year rise to the top was just in its infancy," wrote Nevin.
"They won the Champions League in 2007 but haven’t been in the final since, while we got to the final the following season in 2008 in Moscow and then became regulars at the business end of the Champions League year after year following that."
Nevin added that even though Potter won’t speak of it, the Milan midweek tie will be on the back of his mind.
"As usual, the manager will not say a word about any of these matches and will only be willing to talk about Palace this weekend, and that is the right way to be. He will, however, have to plan, and that planning should be as intriguing as anything else in this coming month at the club. The planning will be as much in the players’ psyche as the team’s shape," wrote Nevin.
Potter started his Stamford Bridge tenure with a draw against RB Salzburg in the Champions League.