Chelsea handed a blow in Richarlison's pursuit

Chelsea's pursuit of Everton's talented forward, Richarlison, has been hampered by reports that he has agreed a personal term with an opposition team.

Chelsea has been dealt with a blow in Richarlison pursuit

Everton's gifted forward, Richarlison, is one of the names on Chelsea's transfer list this summer. The club's manager, Thomas Tuchel, is keen to bolster his attacking options following the impending departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.

The 48-year-old will be left with no natural attacker when Lukaku leaves Stamford Bridge on loan to Italy, prompting him to scout the transfer market and identify Richarlison as one of the ideal players for the role.

Richarlison has revealed his desire to leave Everton this summer after four years with the club, attracting interest from many Premier League clubs.

Though Chelsea are understood to be keen on signing the Brazilian international, they will face stiff competition from Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

The Blues have yet to make an offer for the 25-year-old but are said to be exploring the possibility of bringing him to Stamford Bridge.

However, Chelsea may have been dealt a setback in their pursuit of Richarlison, according to CaughtOffside, who claims Richarlison has agreed on personal terms with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham's manager, Antonio Conte, has been keen on signing Richarlison in the past few weeks and has been working hard to lure him to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, seeing him as one player who could assist him in his rebuilding project.

If the news of Richarlison's agreement with Tottenham is accurate, it means Chelsea will have to shift their focus elsewhere.

Manchester City are ready to sell Sterling this summer if the right offer comes

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling is another player on Thomas Tuchel's list that the Blues are attempting to sign this summer after seeing their £35 million opening bid rejected.

Chelsea are preparing a new bid for the Englishman, valued at £50 million by Manchester City, and hopes to reach an agreement for the winger.

Thomas Tuchel's side has initially discussed personal contract terms with Sterling's camp, and the deal is expected to be completed once a new offer is accepted.

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembélé is another player that has emerged on Chelsea's list following the player's uncertain future at the Spanish club.

Ousmane Dembélé is willing to extend his contract with Barcelona but needs an improved salary

Ousmane Dembélé has yet to decide on his future as he seeks an improved offer after months of negotiating with Barcelona to extend his contract.

Barcelona are facing financial difficulties that could prevent them from renewing Dembélé's contract and forcing him to leave on a free transfer.

Chelsea are considering signing the Frenchman if he does not renew his contract. French giants Paris Saint-Germain offered Dembélé a contract in the January transfer window and could compete with Chelsea to find a replacement for Ángel Di María.

Barcelona have repeatedly made offers below Ousmane Dembélé's valuation, which could lead to his departure from the Catalan club if there is no improved offer.