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Chelsea dealt blow as RB Leipzig defender set to extend contract after 'talks' with Blues

Chelsea have been dealt something of a blow in their pursuit of defensive reinforcements as RB Leipzig Marcel Halstenberg is set to renew his contract in Germany despite interest from Thomas Tuchel.

The Blues are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements, with both Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger having left for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, and uncertainty around the future of club captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

However, one of those reinforcements will not be the 30-year-old German Halstenberg, who was reportedly in talks with Chelsea over a potential free agent move this summer.

Now, as per Sky Germany, the defender is expected to extend his contract for a further two years in Germany, while highly-rated teammate Josko Gvardiol is also expected to remain at Leipzig this summer.

Who else could join?

Suggestions that Jules Kounde could follow former teammate Diego Carlos from Sevilla to the Premier League this summer have continued to swirl, with Chelsea having been keen on the Frenchman 12 months ago and seemingly on the case once more this summer.

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is another man in the West London side’s crosshairs, but with a 120m euro release clause in his current deal, the price tag could well be a stumbling block.

It is unclear just how much money Tuchel will have at his disposal this summer, but the caliber of targets remains the same despite the change of ownership, which should fill Chelsea fans with plenty of confidence going forwards.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 38 73 93
2 Liverpool FC 38 68 92
3 Chelsea FC 38 43 74
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 29 71
5 Arsenal FC 38 13 69
6 Manchester United 38 0 58
7 West Ham United 38 9 56
8 Leicester City 38 3 52
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -2 51
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 -5 51
11 Newcastle United 38 -18 49
12 Crystal Palace 38 4 48
13 Brentford FC 38 -8 46
14 Aston Villa 38 -2 45
15th Southampton FC 38 -24 40
16 Everton FC 38 -23 39
17 Leeds United 38 -37 38
18 Burnley FC 38 -19 35
19 Watford FC 38 -43 23
20 Norwich City 38 -61 22
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 23
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 23
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 18
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 17
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 16
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 15th
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 15th
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 15th
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 14
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 13
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 12
Maddison, James Leicester City 12
Tony, Ivan Brentford FC 12
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 11
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 11
Richarlison Everton FC 11
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 11
Rafinha Leeds United 11
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 11
Player Team Red Cards Yellow Cards
Mings, Tyrone Aston Villa 0 11
Xhaka, Granit Arsenal FC 1 10
Tarkowski, James Burnley FC 0 11
Firpo, Junior Leeds United 0 11
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 0 10
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 0 10
Brownhill, Josh Burnley FC 0 10
Bednarek, Jan Southampton FC 0 10
Bissouma, Yves Brighton & Hove Albion 0 10
Moreno, Rodrigo Leeds United 0 9
Neves, Ruben Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 9
Romeu, Oriol Southampton FC 0 9
Rudiger, Antonio Chelsea FC 0 9
Mctominay, Scott Manchester United 0 9
Salisu, Mohammed Southampton FC 0 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 0 8
Tony, Ivan Brentford FC 0 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 0 7
Richarlison Everton FC 0 8
Pogba, Paul Manchester United 1 7
Player Team Assists
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Alexander-Arnold, Trent Liverpool FC 12
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City 11
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 10
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 10
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 10
Robertson, Andy Liverpool FC 10
Maddison, James Leicester City 9
James, Rece Chelsea FC 9
Pogba, Paul Manchester United 9
Cancelo, Joao Manchester City 9
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 8
Jesus, Gabriel Manchester City 8
Kulusevski, Dejan Tottenham Hotspur 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 7
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 7
Antonio, Michael West Ham United 7
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 7
Mbeumo, Bryan Brentford FC 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 6


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