Hernandez and Duran sign, Williams joins, Gallagher decision - Chelsea transfer window predicted

As you would expect, Chelsea have already been very active in the summer transfer window. Tosin Adarabioyo has arrived from Fulham on a free while Thiago Silva was released and returned to Fluminense.

On Friday Charlie Webster completed a permanent move to Burton Albion, ending his long association with the Blues and there could yet be further incomings over the weekend. Chelsea appear to have agreed a deal to sign 17-year-old Willian Estevao from Palmeiras for a fee exceeding €34million (£28.7million), although the Brazilian will not join until April when he turns 18.

That's not all, either. understands that Chelsea are also close to an agreement with Aston Villa to sign 18-year-old forward Omari Kellyman, with talks at an advanced stage. Villa value the teenager at £20million.

With Michael Olise choosing to join Bayern Munich over the Blues, too, there is expected to be more incomings at Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks. It's believed Enzo Maresca's squad may be boosted by the signings of at least two attackers between now and the end of the transfer window.

So, what will the transfer window look like once all is said and done? writers predict what will happen for Maresca and Chelsea...

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Tom Coley

Chelsea need a focused transfer window. The early signs are good, but there is 10 weeks more to come and plenty more to do. Tosin Adarabioyo is a good piece of business and more astute arrivals will be the order of the day.

Michael Olise coming in would have been a serious deal to get done, especially early in the window. Finding a striker and getting them through the door is the next demand. Jhon Duran may well have gone a bit quiet but he is a long-term target and may well end up being the man.

Missing out on Olise is an absolute killer but the right-wing spot doesn't need much attention outside of that. He was a unique opportunity for a good price. There is no need now to chase a glamour signing.

In defence and a new left-back will be important. There aren't many names doing the rounds yet but if Theo Hernandez is possible then it's certainly one to explore. Outside of that, keeping those who are already there is vital. Change in the goalkeeping department is expected, but again it's tough to nail down a single option.

Maybe the biggest thing for Chelsea to do, and the longer the window goes on then the more likely it is, will be agreeing a new contract for Conor Gallagher. If that can be sorted and Chelsea keep their pursuits to a narrow field then it will be hard to go wrong if they target quality.

Sam Truelove

We've been here before. A chaotic Chelsea in a summer transfer window. It seems the Blues just can't help themselves and it could be another hectic couple of months for Enzo Maresca's side.

Chelsea's squad isn't actually that bad and they probably only need a couple of additions to give them a chance of competing for the Champions League places. There are quite a few fringe stars who can be let go, however, such as Malang Sarr, Armando Broja and Romelu Lukaku. Conor Gallagher is someone who I would look to keep by offering an improved contract. If the England international is sold then a replacement will need to be signed anyway.

Although Chelsea are in talks to sign young Aston Villa striker Omari Kellyman, the 18-year-old is surely one for the future and the Blues need an experienced No.9 to score plenty of goals. Ivan Toney fits perfectly and with the Brentford man entering the final year of his contract, he should be available for a reasonable fee.

My wildcard transfer pick would be Nico Williams. The Athletic Club star can play on either wing and has a release clause in his contract in the region of £47million. His arrival may mean someone has to depart, however, with one of Raheem Sterling or Mykhailo Mudryk probably best placed to leave.

Matt Abbott

After the arrival of Tosin Adarabioyo, Chelsea are going young again with the impending arrival of Willian Estevao while also closing in on signing Omari Kellyman from Aston Villa. Moving from Brazil to Stamford Bridge has become a well-trodden path over recent transfer windows. The latter would follow in the footsteps of Carney Chukwuemeka in swapping the West Midlands for west London.

Jhon Duran could also complete the same move with Ian Maatsen and maybe even Conor Gallagher moving in the opposite direction. In the same vein as the summer's first signing, Adarabioyo, pursuing Barcelona's Marc Guiu, who could be a cut-price future centre-forward, reportedly for as little as £5million, would be worth it.

Talks with Atletico Madrid over Samu Omorodion seem to have stalled, and Guiu could save Chelsea millions, meaning they do not necessarily need to part with Gallagher this summer. Holding off on spending significant sums will also give Enzo Maresca time to assess his senior options during pre-season with a fully fit Christopher Nkunku and not force the sale of players from other areas of the squad.

Aaron Anselmino would be another example of good business in the market, with Chelsea reportedly offering around £17million for the central defender. After adding Adarabioyo, targeting another teenager in an area of strength for a fair price should be the way forward.

Amie Wilson

For Chelsea, the transfer window may have more focus on outgoings than other windows given the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules. Conor Gallagher and Trevoh Chalobah are expected to be among those available for sale.

Looking to incomings, left-back is an area where Enzo Maresca could target, given his system of playing with one inverted full-back. I can’t see either Ben Chilwell or Marc Cucurella having the qualities to be able to play in midfield, so a move for Theo Hernandez makes sense.

The arrival of Tosin Adarabioyo adds more options to the backline, especially given the exit of Thiago Silva at the end of his contract. Concentration now may be on more attacking areas.

I can see Jhon Duran making the move from Aston Villa, given the business done between the two teams so far this summer. He will add to the striking options available to Maresca.

Given Maresca’s use of wingers at Leicester, Chelsea could look to add to their right wing options, given that Noni Madueke is currently the only natural player in that position currently in the squad.

Michael Olise would have been perfect, but looks set to move to Bayern Munich. If Chelsea are unable to identify an alternative, then it could see Omari Hutchinson given more first team chances, given his performances for Ipswich last season.

Kieran Horn

Like most transfer windows, Chelsea have been linked to players in every single position even with Tosin Adarabioyo already having his move confirmed.

Given how important wingers and full-backs are to Enzo Maresca's system, strengthening there is seemingly a priority. Theo Hernandez and Milos Kerkez have been two options linked at left-back though Marc Cucurella is continuing to prove his worth

Further up the pitch, Chelsea still plan to sign two attackers despite losing out on the signature of Michael Olise. I expect one of Nico Williams or Johan Bakayoko make the switch to Stamford Bridge with both wingers fitting Chelsea's transfer policy.

In terms of recognised strikers, Jhon Duran looks unlikely to join from Aston Villa with Samu Omorodion far too expensive for the player Chelsea would be getting. With those two options joining unlikely, the Blues should look to Maximilian Beier of Hoffenheim with talks having already taken place and his €30million (£25.3million) release clause very appealing.

Jack Flintham

We have witnessed a pattern with Chelsea's transfer window so far. The Blues for once are looking to find value in the market and the arrival of Adarabioyo screams that.

Picking the talented central defender up for free could prove to be a solid piece of business this time next year. The decision to withdraw from the Michael Olise transfer race is rare sign under Todd Boehly of the Blues being cautious not to overspend.

So with this in mind, I can see two signings looking likely this summer. First, would be the addition of Athletic Bilbao's Nico Williams.

While he has declared his intention to stay at the Basque club, it will be difficult for him to reject a move to the Premier League especially if he can guarantee the same amount of minutes.

I also see Villa's Jhon Duran as a likely addition too. I don't think Chelsea are fully willing to sign a striker who will automatically take Nicolas Jackson's place in the squad.

Therefore, the addition of Duran who has plenty of potential but who is also a rough diamond, seems logical.

Lee Wilmot

Let's take a look at the potential outgoings first. Conor Gallagher will finally depart this summer, after a number of potential transfer window ezits in the past. I think Raheem Sterling might leave too.

Tosin Adarabioyo has already signed and Chelsea should probably turn their attentions to Leeds United's Crysencio Summerville now Michael Olise looks set to sign for Bayern Munich instead.

Jhon Duran isn't exactly who I would be going for if I'm Chelsea. I don't see him as an upgrade on Nicolas Jackson at all, though neither is Samu Omordion from Atletico Madrid. The Likelihood is at this moment though, that one of them will sign.

Viktor Gyokeres would be the one for me and if any team is likely to spend upwards of £80million on a striker this summer it's Chelsea, let's be honest.