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While the Columbus Blue Jackets have no UFA’s of note, they still have their work cut out for them with a laundry list of RFA’s, including several core players. © Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports Getting Dubois, 22, locked up long-term is the core objective of the Blue Jackets’ off-season. Key Restricted Free AgentsF Pierre-Luc Dubois – Getting Dubois, 22, locked up long-term is the core objective of the Blue Jackets’ off-season. Over the three seasons of his entry-level contract, Dubois totaled 158 points in 234 games, including a 61-point campaign in 2018-19 and a 57-point pace this season.
- Chelsea FC is set to take its summer spending to over $300 million by signing Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, and Malang Sarr,
- The Blues have already spent $63 million on Timo Werner and $47 million on Hakim Ziyech, who joined from RB Leipzig and Ajax.
- Leicester City's Chilwell and Bayer Leverkusen's Havertz are both set for medicals this week ahead of $66 million and $118 million moves, says The Telegraph.
- Silva and Sarr are to join the club on free transfers following their departures from Paris Saint Germain and OGC Nice.
- After being banned from transfers last year over rule breaches, Chelsea is taking full advantage of its chance to buy new players again.
Chelsea FC is on the verge of completing a $300 million splurge of summer transfers including German football's hottest youngster and a Brazilian icon.
Red Wings won't re-sign Jonathan Ericsson, Trevor Daley
Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman stated that veteran defensemen Jonathan Ericsson and Trevor Daley will not return to the team next season. The pair are both unrestricted free agents and will have to test the market if they hope to extend their careers. © Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Jonathan Ericsson will be looking for a new team. Detroit’s decision to cut ties with Ericsson and Daley should not come as a shock; both blue liners saw their roles greatly reduced this season. Ericsson, a career Red Wing, was buried in the AHL for much of the year, skating in just 18 games with Detroit.
The Blues have spent $63 million on forward Timo Werner and $47 million on midfielder Hakim Ziyech, who joined from RB Leipzig and Ajax, however the club's spending looks set to soar in the coming days as Frank Lampard continues to revamp his young squad.
Chelsea is closing in on a triple swoop for Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz, Leicester City's Ben Chilwell, and Paris Saint Germain's Thiago Silva.
The club is also expected the complete the signing of free agent Malang Sarr, who left OGC Nice at the end of the season, on a five-year deal,
Chilwell is scheduled for a medical at Stamford Bridge within the next 48 hours ahead of a $66 million move, says The Telegraph.
The 23-year-old has been one of the English Premier League's outstanding fullbacks over the past two seasons, and has cemented himself as the England national team's first choice at left back.
Rangers expected to buy out Henrik Lundqvist
The end of an era is upon us. After 15 years of brilliant play in the New York net, the Rangers and decorated goaltender Henrik Lundqvist are set to part ways. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that the Rangers will buy out the final year of Lundqvist’s contract, with an announcement expected on Wednesday. At 38, Lundqvist will be an unrestricted free agent for the very first time. © Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports After 15 years of brilliant play in the New York net, the Rangers and decorated goaltender Henrik L As Dreger explains, this was not an easy decision for New York.
Silva, 35, is expected to make the move to Chelsea on a free transfer following his contract with PSG expiring. The Telegraph says he will sign an initial 12-month deal.
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The Brazilian defender played his last game for PSG in the Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich on Sunday, after which he said: "It was my last game in Paris. I am sad. I apologise to the fans.
"I thank all the fans for their love. I will return to Paris and this club that I love in another role. [But] I want to play three to four years still, and be part of the Brazil team in the Qatar WorldCup."
Finally, Havertz will join Chelsea in a club record $118 million deal following the completion of a medical later this week, according to The Telegraph.
Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller however
Sami Vatanen, Trevor Van Riemsdyk expected to test free agency
Hurricanes defensemen Sami Vatanen and Trevor van Riemsdyk are expected to test free agency when the market opens up on Friday, per general manager Don Waddell."We’ve made it real clear that we’d like both guys, but we also understand that we’re under a little bit more of a scrutiny with our salary cap. So if they go out to the market, whatever the market will bear, it might be something that if they do come back to us that we can talk about.
Chelsea finished fourth in the Premier League last term, and will kick off its new season on September 14 against Brighton.
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