Chelsea see West Ham loan to Tomori crumble as Emerson and Rudiger’s moves fail
The Blues had a successful spending summer, signing six players for a combined total of £ 220m ($ 275m), but struggled to loan players.
Chelsea face oversized squad issues in several positions after seeing discussions around the players’ exit crumble, especially in defensive positions.
Antonio Rudiger had several options on the table at one point but was doomed to stay at Stamford Bridge for another season.
Roma had briefly considered the Germany international when their deal for Chris Smalling with Manchester United was about to fall apart, but ultimately they got their top priority on the line.
Milan and Inter had also considered it but never came forward to make a deal. PSG, meanwhile, had talks that did not lead to a positive end result.
Barcelona’s approach for Manchester City’s Eric Garcia collapsed too late for the Catalans to lower their list of defenders, while the player was unwilling to facilitate travel to Tottenham or West Ham as London rivals from Chelsea.
The Blues then looked to find a temporary transfer for Fikayo Tomori, having already rejected approaches from Everton and Rennes earlier in the transfer window.
Manager Frank Lampard wanted to keep Tomori ahead of Rudiger, but a late option for West Ham was explored before ultimately failing as the clubs were running out of time.
Although Marcos Alonso fell out with Lampard in front of the team at half-time against West Brom, he was deemed too expensive for Inter to sign.
Antonio Conte asked his club to move to the Spain international this weekend instead of Emerson, but talks ultimately proved unsustainable.
This shift in priority pushed Emerson to Juventus on deadline day. However, they initially focused on signing Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina and then ran out of time to secure a deal for the left-back. It is understood that the Serie A champions have said they continue to be interested in a deal ahead of the January transfer window.
Lampard will now have to manage five center-backs and three left-backs in a squad that offers a host of options in a variety of positions.
Callum Hudson-Odoi was another player who had a late loan approach from Bayern Munich but it was rejected even though there was a £ 70million call option included.
Other attempts have always been pushed back as the Blues have instead chosen to loan both Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Aston Villa and Fulham, respectively.
Even amid struggling to offload players, the Blues are unlikely to see any high-profile omissions from their Champions League roster, which is due for submission on Tuesday, due to the high number of young players and local players in their lineup. team.
A loan deal from Malang Sarr to Porto will be reached after the Premier League transfer window closes, with options in smaller European leagues and lower leagues in England still open.
Baba Rahman, Danny Drinkwater, Victor Moses, Marco van Ginkel, Nathan Baxter and Jake Clarke-Salter will all continue to discuss moves in the loan squad, which could once again exceed 30 players.