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Spanish Giants Join Chelsea In Race For £21.5m Rated Brazilian Midfield Anchor Man

Thiago Mendes

Atletico Madrid have joined Chelsea and Everton in the race for Lille midfielder Thiago Mendes, according to reports in Brazil. The Spanish club are preparing a €25m (£21.5m) offer for the Brazilian ahead of the summer transfer window. Mendes is a holding midfielder and is likely being looked at by the Blues as a possible …

REPORT: Chelsea Weighing Up Surprise Deal For Relegated Cardiff City Flyer

Josh Murphy

Chelsea are considering a surprise move for Cardiff winger Josh Murphy, according to reports in England. It seems the main reason behind the move would be to increase the quota of English players in the squad ahead of next season. The departure of Gary Cahill and the likely exit of Danny Drinkwater means the Blues …

Chelsea Joined By Two Premier League Rivals In Battle For £35m Rated Brazilian Speedster

David Neres

Liverpool have joined Chelsea and Arsenal in the race for Ajax winger David Neres, according to the Sun. The Brazilian speed merchant has been a key part of the Dutch club’s success this season, but the midfielder could be sold for £35m this summer. Chelsea’s interest in Neres was reported last month, with Everton and …

Barcelona Lining Up £30m Summer Deal To Sign Chelsea Star After Previously Offering £50m

Willian and Giroud

Barcelona will look to offer £30m for Chelsea winger Willian this summer, according to reports in the English media. The 30-year-old is out of contract in 2020, and Barca believe they can secure a deal for the wide man at the end of the season. Willian was the subject of a bid from the Catalan …

Hazard May Have Delivered A Subtle Hint About His Chelsea Future During Kit Launch

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard says his ambition is to play for the Blues in the Champions League once again after the launch of the new home kit. Speaking about the future, the Belgian said he believes the London club will return to play in Europe’s top club competition: “Chelsea has to play in the Champions …

Chelsea Eyeing Move For £34.5m Algerian Star If Transfer Ban Is Lifted

Stamford Bridge Stadium

Chelsea are keen on recruiting Nice fullback Youcef Atal, according to the Daily Telegraph. The Algerian international has had an excellent season in Ligue One and is believed to be on the radar of a number of top European teams. Atal is said to be valued at around €40m (£34.5m) by Nice, with Chelsea having …

Chelsea Offered Loan Deal With £26m Option To Buy Croatian Star

Kovacic

Chelsea could yet secure a deal for Mateo Kovacic despite the club’s transfer ban, according to the Mirror. Real Madrid are prepared to extend the Croatian international’s loan for another year, but only if the Blues agree to sign the player for £26m next May. The embargo prevents Chelsea from registering new players but as …

‘Sold Him At The Right Time’ ‘Take Him Back In A Heartbeat!’ Chelsea Fans Disagree Over Controversial Striker’s Return

Diego Costa

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa will be sold at the end of the season, according to reports in Spain. The Spaniard, who was sold by Chelsea for £53m, is currently suspended for the remainder of the campaign after abusing a referee. His eight-match ban has proven to be the final straw for Atletico’s board who …

Shearer Reveals Why He “Would Fear For Chelsea” Next Season If They Can’t Make Key Signing

TV pundit Alan Shearer believes Chelsea could be in trouble next campaign if they are unable to replace Eden Hazard in the summer. The Belgian international has just one year left on his contract with Real Madrid reportedly poised to make their move for the player. If Hazard were to be sold but Chelsea were …

‘This Is Such A Bad Move’ ‘Would Get Absolutely Bullied’ Fans Debate Chelsea’s Interest In Signing 13-Goal Winger

Lorenzo Insigne & Sokratis

Chelsea are one of three teams interested in signing Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne, according to reports in the Italian media. Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be keeping tabs on the 27-year-old. Insigne has worked with Maurizio Sarri before and could be lined up as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard if FIFA …

Club President Confirms He’s Targeting Summer Deal For Chelsea Frontman

Olivier Giroud

Nice president Gauthier Ganaye has said he is interested in signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud in the summer. The Frenchman’s contract runs out at the end of the season, but Maurizio Sarri has said he has asked the club to trigger a one-year extension. However, Ganaye says he would be open to signing Giroud despite …

Chelsea Eye Two Summer Targets As Potential Replacements For Hazard

Nicolas Pepe

Chelsea have looked at both Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Lille winger Nicolas Pepe as possible options to replace Eden Hazard, according to reports in France. The Blues’ transfer ban will need to be lifted if they were to complete a deal for either star but the London club are said to be lining …

“Anything Is Possible” – Reported Chelsea Target Refuses To Rule Out Summer Exit After Stellar Season

ziyech matuidi

Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech has revealed he will only leave the Dutch club if he is offered a chance to join a team that would match his ambitions. The Moroccan international has been in scintillating form, having scored 19 goals and provided 20 assists, helping his side to the Champions League semi-finals. Asked about his …

Chelsea Eye Summer Deal For Ajax’s Champions League Hero As Potential Hazard Replacement

ziyech matuidi

Chelsea are one of four Premier League teams scouting Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech, according to reports in Germany. Arsenal, Everton and Leicester City are keeping tabs on the 26-year-old, while Bayern Munich are also very keen to snap up the winger. Ziyech has been instrumental to Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-final. The Moroccan …

Hasselbaink Believes Chelsea Should Opt Against Signing Croatian Star This Summer

Kovacic

Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes that the club should not sign loanee Mateo Kovacic on a permanent deal in the summer. The Blues are currently under a transfer embargo but even if the sanctions are lifted, Hasselbaink believes the Croatian should be sent back to Real Madrid as he isn’t the right fit …

‘Another Wizard’ Couldn’t Be More Fitting For Us’ – Fans Hoping Chelsea Raid Hazard’s Former Club For New Signing

Nicolas Pepe

Chelsea could make a move for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe if their transfer ban is lifted, according to reports in France. It is believed that the Blues, along with Arsenal, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are all tracking the 23-year-old. Supporters think that returning to Eden Hazard‘s former club to sign the …

‘Talk About A Bargain’ ‘Would Be Great Deal’ – Chelsea Fans Back £34.5m Swoop For Brazilian Flyer If Ban Is Lifted

Chelsea are among four Premier League teams interested in Ajax winger David Neres, according to reports in the UK. Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United are all said to be keeping tabs on the Brazilian international, who has impressed playing in the Champions League this season. Ajax are believed to be holding out for €40m (£34.5m); …

Mount Speaks Out On Where He’ll Be Playing His Football Next Season

Stamford Bridge Stadium

  Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount says he isn’t thinking about where he will be playing his football next season. The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Derby County until the end of the campaign and wants to focus on the Rams’ push for a playoff place: “It’s not on my mind at the moment, my …