Your Chelsea transfer round-up on Monday, June 5.

Rice sends Mount message

Declan Rice has sparked Chelsea fans into an online frenzy after a cryptic reply to Mason Mount's latest Instagram post. Mount, who is already at the centre of immense transfer speculation due to ongoing interest from Manchester United and contract issues with Chelsea, has been spending some time away from the pitch.

On part of his holiday he and teammates Ben Chilwell and Reece James, all took a trip to Barcelona for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. After grabbing pictures with the trophy and in the grind lanes, Mount also met up with Red Bull's runaway championship leader Max Verstappen.

He then took to social media to show off his time in Spain but was also caught in the middle of yet more transfer questions. James and Chilwell were quizzed on his future and Mount himself responded to the latest rumours with a coy answer.

READ MORE: Declan Rice sends Mason Mount cryptic message amid Man Utd and Chelsea transfer talk

It was his boyhood best-friend that stirred fans on social media, though. Rice's simple four-word message has no clear meaning to most, but still got supporters talking.

Read the full story, here.

Caicedo blow

Moises Caicedo would prefer a move to Arsenal this summer, according to report in Ecuador. The Brighton midfielder has been a target for Chelsea since the winter when a move away from the south coast was blocked.

Caicedo had interest from both London clubs with separate bids coming in for the Seagulls' star. His apparent social media plea to leave was deliberately vague but does leave sides open to making further progress this summer.

Now, according to Teradeportes, the player is attracted by the chance to play Champions League football next season and has reportedly already agreed personal terms with the Gunners, dealing a big blow to Chelsea's ambitions.

Read the full story, here.

Ugarte 'close'

Chelsea are said to be closing in on a deal to bring Sporting CP midfielder Manuel Ugarte to the club this summer in what promises to be the first signing for Mauricio Pochettino.

The 22-year-old is also wanted by Paris Saint-Germain but reportedly would prefer a move to England and to Chelsea with the Blues sending over directors to Portugal in order to finish the deal off, Enzo Fernandez-style.

It has been reported that he will sign a five-year deal with the club after matching his £51.6million release clause.


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