Chelsea transfer news: The latest & LIVE player rumours from Stamford Bridge
Jun 19, 2017 18:02:49
we summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Chelsea as Antonio Conte looks to build on his title success in his second season in charge
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a target for Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City this summer, according to Sky Sports.
The England star is growing frustrated at the lack of progress in relation to a new deal at the Emirates, and is considering leaving north London in the coming weeks.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, whose current deal expires next year, has failed to hold down a consistent spot in Arsene Wenger’s side and ended the 2016-17 Premier League campaign operating in a wing-back role.
The trio of aforementioned top-tier clubs are said to be monitoring the 23-year-old’s situation ahead of potential bids.
Lyon are confident of completing a £16.6 million deal to sign Bertrand Traore from Chelsea, according to the Evening Standard.
Traore spent last season on loan at Ajax and the winger now looks likely to leave Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis after struggling to establish himself at Chelsea.
CHELSEA PLAN SECOND SANDRO BID
Alex Sandro Juventus Serie A 2016-17
Chelsea are planning an improved bid of around £60 million for Juventus defender Alex Sandro, according to the Daily Express.
Having seen an offer of £52m knocked back, the Blues are not willing to give up on the full-back as Antonio Conte looks to improve his squad ahead of their Premier League title defence.
CHELSEA ENTER RONALDO RACE
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is keen to finance a summer move for Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the Sunday Express.
The Portugal international wants to leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer, and Abramovich is willing to use Eden Hazard as part of a deal to bring Ronaldo to Stamford Bridge.
CHELSEA PLOT MORATA MOVE
Alvaro Morata Real Madrid
Chelsea are set to hijack Alvaro Morata’s transfer to Manchester United with a surprise bid for the Real Madrid forward, according to the Daily Mirror.
Diego Costa’s expected departure from the Premier League champions means Antonio Conte needs a new, top-class striker and Blues owner Roman Abramovich has sanctioned a £70 million bid.
CHELSEA COULD TURN TO LUIS ENRIQUE
Luis Enrique Barcelona Eibar LaLiga 21052017
Chelsea could turn to Luis Enrique should Antonio Conte walk out as Chelsea boss over a transfer fallout, according to the Telegraph.
Conte is yet to put pen to paper on a new Chelsea contract, despite winning the Premier League in 2016-17, and there are reports in Italy he’s unhappy with the Blues’ transfer policy.
Although Chelsea are desperate to keep him, Enrique has emerged as a potential replacement having stepped aside from the Barcelona job this summer.
MAN UTD TURN TO LACAZETTE
Alexandre Lacazette Lyon Ligue 1
Manchester United are in talks with Lyon to sign Alexandre Lacazette, according to L’Equipe, as a back-up in case their efforts to sign Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata fail.
Lyon are demanding £50 million for their star striker, with Arsenal leading the race to sign him, but Man Utd join the likes of Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid in sniffing around.
LYON NEAR TRAORE DEAL
Bertrand Traore Chelsea
Lyon are in advanced talks to sign Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore, according to the Ligue 1 club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas.
The 21-year-old scored 13 goals last season while on loan at Ajax. Aulas said Lyon face competition from a host of other club to land Traore.
CHELSEA TO BID FOR MANOLAS
HD Kostas Manolas
Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas is set to become the subject of a £42 million bid from Chelsea, Greek broadcaster Sport FM 94.6 claims.
With John Terry having left the club, Antonio Conte is eager to strengthen his backline ahead of a busy 2017-18 season and sees the 25-year-old as good competition for David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill.
BAKAYOKO DECIDES ON CHELSEA MOVE
Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has chosen to join Chelsea ahead of Manchester City and Manchester United, according to L’Equipe, via Sport Witness.
Chelsea were reportedly getting tired of waiting for Bakayoko to make a decision, and that has spurred the player and his entourage to plump for a move to Stamford Bridge.
The two clubs now need to agree a fee, with Chelsea reportedly offering up to €30 million (£26m) so far, with Monaco holding out for at least €45m (£39m).
CHELSEA DEMAND £10M FROM L’POOL
Dominic Solanke Italy England U20
Chelsea will request £10 million from Liverpool in compensation for Dominic Solanke, according to Evening Standard.
The 19-year-old striker is set to join Jurgen Klopp’s side, but the Merseyside club must pay Chelsea after raising him through their youth system. The Reds are offering £3m, which is below Chelsea’s initial valuation of £8m, but they have increased that even further after his vital role in England’s U20 World Cup win.
CHELSEA WANT CABALLERO
Chelsea want to sign former Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero on a free transfer as back-up to Thibaut Courtois, Argentine journalist Cesar Luis Merlo has told TyC Sports.
Caballero has been linked with Newcastle after leaving City, but he is wanted by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to replace Asmir Begovic, who joined Bournemouth.
LYON TARGET TRAORE
Bertrand Traore of Ajax
Chelsea winger Bertrand Traore is a target for Lyon to replace the Fenerbahce-bound Mathieu Valbuena, according to L’Equipe.
Traore spent last season on loan at Ajax and the 21-year-old has also been linked with a move to West Ham United.
NEVES NEXT TO LEAVE PORTO
Ruben Neves could be the next player to leave Porto, with Chelsea and Liverpool keen to sign the midfielder, according to A Bola.
Following Andre Silva’s €38 million (£33.5m) move to AC Milan on Monday, Neves could also be sold by the Portuguese side, with the Premier League the expected destination for the 20-year-old.
PL RIVALS CHASE FIORENTINA WINGER
Federico Bernardeschi Fiorentina Serie A 2016-17
Chelsea and Manchester United are ready to battle it out with two Italian clubs for Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi, according to Tuttosport.
Inter Milan and Juventus are also interested in Bernardeschi, but Fiorentina would prefer to sell the Italy international abroad for a fee of at least £35 million.
CHELSEA KEEN ON RIEDEWALD
Jairo Riedewald, Ajax, Eredivisie, 20151220
Chelsea have made an enquiry about Jairo Riedewald regarding a potential £13 million bid for the Ajax defender, according to Daily Star.
Antonio Conte is looking to strengthen his squad ahead of a Champions League campaign and is considering the merits of Riedewald, who can play at centre-back, left-back and central midfield.
CHELSEA EYE INSIGNE
Insigne Italy Liechteinstein
Chelsea are preparing a move for Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne as they prepare for life after Eden Hazard, according to The Sun.
Real Madrid are about to make a huge push for Hazard, and Antonio Conte is looking to bring in a replacement quickly to avoid a summer of uncertainty.
Italy international Insigne would cost around £45 million and worked with Conte when he managed the Azzurri.
VILLA INTERESTED IN TERRY
John Terry Chelsea
Aston Villa have joined the race for departing Chelsea legend John Terry, according to Sky Sports.
The Championship side face competition from a host of Premier League clubs, but Terry’s relationship with manager Steve Bruce is thought to give the Villans a chance of landing the 36-year-old.
BAYERN CLOSE TO TOLISSO DEAL
Corentin Tolisso Lyon Besiktas UEFA Europa League 13042017
Bayern Munich are close to agreeing a transfer fee with Lyon over midfielder Corentin Tolisso, Kicker reports.
Although the Germans will go lower than the €40 million up front Lyon are hoping for, their willingness to bid €35m with €15m of potential bonus payments has allowed them to steal a march on Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Juventus and AC Milan in the race to sign the versatile France man.
CHELSEA LEAD JAMES RACE
James Rodriguez with Colombia shirt
Chelsea have edged ahead of Manchester United and Inter in the race for Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez, according to AS.
The Colombia international appears destined to leave the Spanish capital this summer and has options to consider from across Europe.
MAHREZ WAITS FOR BARCELONA
Riyad Mahrez Leicester City
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is waiting for Barcelona to make an offer as he looks to leave the 2016 Premier League champions, according to Sport.
Mahrez is reported to have an offer from Arsenal, along with interest from Chelsea, but he is keen to play in La Liga and is a target for Barcelona.
CONTE HALVES ATLETICO FEE FOR COSTA
Diego Costa Chelsea
Chelsea will allow Diego Costa to rejoin Atletico Madrid for half the price they were demanding for the Spain striker last year, according to AS.
Costa claims he is not in Antonio Conte’s plans for next season and was the subject of a failed €60 million (£52.7m) bid from Atletico in 2016. However, Chelsea will now let Costa rejoin his old club for €30m (£26.4m), although Atletico are not allowed to sign players until January 2018.
JUVE WANT £52M FOR ALEX SANDRO
Alex Sandro Juventus Serie A 2016-17
Chelsea will have to pay out at least £52m to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus, accoring to the London Evening Standard.
The Brazilian has three years left on his deal with the Italian side, but is seen as the perfect fit for Antonio Conte’s team.
MILAN MOVE UNLIKELY FOR COSTA
Diego Costa Chelsea
Chelsea striker Diego Costa looks unlikely to join AC Milan during the summer due to his wage demands, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Costa claims he has been told he can leave Stamford Bridge by manager Antonio Conte, but his £200,000 a week salary is too much for Milan.
CHELSEA TO OFFER LUKAKU MORE THAN COSTA
Romelu Lukaku Everton
Chelsea are ready to offer Romelu Lukaku a bigger pay packet than Diego Costa in their bid to re-sign the Everton striker, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Costa has claimed he is no longer wanted by Antonio Conte and the Chelsea boss has lined up Lukaku as his replacement.
CHELSEA OFFER MATIC TO JUVE
Nemanja Matic Chelsea
Chelsea have offered Nemanja Matic to Juventus in a bid to get Leonardo Bonucci to Stamford Bridge, according to The Sun.
Antonio Conte is keen to reunite with the Italy international, and has made an opening offer of £48 million plus Matic for the centre-back.
UTD & CHELSEA EYE DYBALA
Paulo Dybala Juventus
Manchester United and Chelsea are both showing an interest in signing Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, according to Mundo Deportivo.
United are set to miss out on signing Antoine Griezmann following Atletico Madrid’s failure to appeal their transfer ban, and see Dybala as a potential alternative.
Chelsea, meanwhile, remain concerened they could lose Eden Hazard to Real Madrid despite his recent ankle injury and could require a replacement.