23 May 2020 16:38
Sign up to FREE email alerts from Football London - Chelsea Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Here are the Chelsea morning headlines on Saturday, May 23. Blues monitor Gladbach teen - reports Chelsea are keeping tabs on Borussia Monchengladbach II's promising teenage full-back Kaan Kurt. The Sun, via the Metro, claims that the Blues and London rivals Arsenal are both tracking the progress of the 18-year-old. Kurt has represented both Germany and Turkey at youth level while his Turkish heritage has also seen him linked with a move to Fenerbahce. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now He is primarily a right-back but can also play on the left-side of a back four, while his contract at the German club runs until 2022.
Kurt is likely to be available at a bargain price but has impressed in Germany's fourth tier. No move for Griezmann - reports Chelsea have been strongly linked with a summer move for Philippe Coutinho, but it is believed they will not make a move for his Barcelona teammate Antoine Griezmann. football.london cites a report in Mundo Deportivo via Chelsea News that the Frenchman will not be up for sale this summer, despite a tough opening campaign at the Camp Nou. Griezmann moved to the Blaugrana from Atletico de Madrid last summer when his €120million release clause was triggered. (Image: CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images) But despite the Blues looking for attacking reinforcements, Griezmann will not be on their shortlist. How to get our daily Chelsea newsletter Why should you sign up?
In each football.london Chelsea bulletin, we'll be bringing you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces, as well as the key talking points for fans. We'll also send special newsletters when big stories break or there's a special event happening. How do you sign up? It's easy and only takes seconds. Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article - or any article on the Chelsea section of football.london in fact - labelled 'Get the biggest daily stories by email' and click 'Subscribe'. And that's it, you're all set. If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters - but we don't think you'll want to. For more details, click here. Ampadu injury issues continue Chelsea's Ethan Ampadu will not be involved for RB Leipzig for their trip to Mainz this weekend due to an ongoing back injury. The Wales international is said to be suffering from growing pains with the injury hampering him since February. The teenager has not been a regular for the Bundesliga title hopefuls this season but he has impressed when used - such as in the 1-0 victory at Tottenham in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie in the Champions League. Chelsea and Arsenal are both monitoring German teenager Kurt Kaan ahead of a summer move, according to reports. The 18-year-old is currently playing for Borussia Monchengladbach II in Germany's fourth tier but is already on the radar of both the Blues and the Gunners. Kaan has yet to appear for the senior side at Borussia-Parkbut has been capped at German international youth level up the Under-19s and has already been earmarked as a talent for the future. The attacking full-back is under contract until 2022 but Chelsea and Arsenal are looking to snap up the youngster as soon as possible, according to The Sun. The latest report suggests that the Premier League duo would have to shell out around £4m for Kaan, who has also played three times for Turkey's Under-17s. Arsenal are not thought to have a big transfer budget to spend this summer but are willing to take on Chelsea for Kaan's signature, while the wonderkid is also attracting attention from Fenerbahce. Premier League lockdown survey: Should football return despite coronavirus? VOTE now