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Chelsea “Categorically Refute” Claims Made By FIFA As They Are Handed Transfer Ban

Chelsea say they will contest a transfer ban handed to them by FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee. The Blues have been banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows, and have been fined £490,000. An investigation into 92 separate transfers involving foreign players under the age of 18 led FIFA to conclude that there were …

‘Doubt We’d Get Him’ – Fans Pessimistic About Chelsea’s Chances Of Signing Star Striker With £95.5m Release Clause

Chelsea are one of four clubs who are circling Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, according to reports in Italy. There has been intense speculation in recent days that the Argentinian international could leave the San Siro after being stripped of the captaincy. Along with the Blues, Real Madrid, Napoli and Juventus are all said to …

Chelsea Enter Battle With Three Other Premier League Teams For £35m Rated Turkish Winger

Chelsea are the latest Premier League club to scout Roma winger Cengiz Under, according to reports in Italy. The likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham are also said to be interested in the Turkish international, along with Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. Under was reportedly the subject of a €30m (£26m) bid from the Gunners …

Inter Lead Chelsea And United For Barca Playmaker After Holding Talks Over £35m Deal

Inter Milan officials Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio have held talks with Barcelona over signing Ivan Rakitic, according to the Gazzetta Dello Sport. The Italian newspaper reports that the Nerazzurri have offered €35m for the 30-year-old but Barca are only willing to do a deal for €45m. Inter are said to be hopeful about agreeing a …

Chelsea Join Host Of Teams In Pursuit Of Prolific German International Midfielder

Chelsea are one of three clubs keeping tabs on Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz, according to Calciomercato.com. The Italian website reports that Tottenham and Bayern Munich are also keen on signing the 19-year-old. Havertz, who has also been heavily linked with Arsenal, has been in superb form for Leverkusen this season despite his young age. …

‘Too Good To Be True’ ‘Come To Chelsea’ – Fans On Twitter React To Reports Of Interest In £75m Rated Dutch Defender

Chelsea are the latest club to be linked with Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, with reports in Spain suggesting the Blues are keen on the Dutchman. Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal are also said to be interested in the teenager, along with the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich. Supporters on Twitter are not …

Christensen Speaks Out On His Chelsea Future And Whether He Plans To Leave

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has admitted he has considered leaving the club due to a lack of game time. The Danish international has made just two appearances in the Premier League this season and had been linked with the likes of Juventus, Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund during the January transfer window. The Blues have, however, …

French Club President Reveals Playmaker Is Set To Stay Despite Chelsea And Liverpool Interest

Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas has confirmed that the Ligue One club are close to agreeing a new contract with Nabil Fekir. The Frenchman has been heavily linked with Chelsea and Liverpool in recent months but Aulas is hopeful that the France international will put pen to paper on a new deal: “We have made …

Chelsea On Alert As Argentinian Marksman Faces Uncertain Future After Captaincy Snub

Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, according to the Sun. The Argentinian international has been stripped of the captaincy with manager Luciano Spalletti having handed the armband to goalkeeper Samir Handanovic. Consequently, Icardi did not feature for the Nerazzurri against Rapid Vienna in the 1-0 …

Serbian Sharpshooter “Honoured” By Chelsea Interest Following Reports Of £39m Offer

Eintracht Frankfurt forward Luka Jovic has admitted to being flattered by the interest being shown in him from other clubs. Reports in Germany had suggested that Chelsea have tabled a €45m (£39m) offer for the 21-year-old, although there hasn’t been any confirmation of that. With Barcelona and Liverpool also having been linked with the striker, …

Chelsea Table £39.5m Bid For Bundesliga Goal Machine Wanted By Liverpool And Barcelona

Chelsea have offered €45m (£39.5m) for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic, according to Bild. The German tabloid reports that the Blues are very keen on signing the 21-year-old, with the player being eyed as a replacement for Olivier Giroud. Jovic is currently on loan from Benfica but Frankfurt will make the move permanent in the …

REPORT: Barcelona Ready To Sell Chelsea And United Target For £57m

Barcelona could be ready to sell midfielder Ivan Rakitic for €65m (£57m) this summer, according to Sport. The Catalan newspaper reports that Barca have refused the Croatian’s request of a contract extension and are considering offloading the 30-year-old. Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Inter Milan have all enquired about Rakitic’s situation, knowing that …

Chelsea And Manchester United Eyeing Deal For 18-Goal Portuguese Midfield Star

Chelsea and Manchester United are scouting Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to O Jogo. The Portuguese newspaper reports the 24-year-old’s form this season has attracted the attention of the two clubs. Fernandes has scored 18 goals this campaign, which is the most for any midfielder in a top European league. He has already surpassed …

Fabregas Has A Theory On Whether Eden Hazard Will Stay At Chelsea

Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes Eden Hazard could be staying at Chelsea after the Belgian revealed he has made a decision on his future. In an interview released earlier this week, Hazard said he has settled on what he wants to do. Fabregas believes this public admission would suggest he will be signing a new …

‘Biggest Downgrade Ever’ ‘Really?’ – Chelsea Fans On Twitter Are Not Keen On The Club Recruiting £50m Rated Brazilian

Everton forward Richarlison has been named as one of the possible options to replace Eden Hazard if the Belgian leaves the club at the end of the season. The Toffees only signed the 21-year-old from Watford for £50m in the summer but the Blues are believed to have tracked the player since his time in Brazil. Fans on …

REPORT: Chelsea Eye Move For £140m Rated Winger As They Prepare For Life Without Hazard

Chelsea are considering Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard, according to the Daily Mail. The Italian international worked with Blues boss Maurizio Sarri at the Partenopei for three years, but the Italian club would be reluctant to let him leave. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis reportedly values Insigne at £140m, …

Agent Of Barcelona Star Dismisses Claims Of Summer Switch To Chelsea

The agent of Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has dismissed reports that the Croatian could leave the Camp Nou in the summer. Reports in Spain have suggested that Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan are all interested in recruiting the 30-year-old. However, Arturo Canales has refuted claims that Rakitic is heading for the …

Hazard Reveals He Has Come To A Decision Over His Chelsea Future

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has revealed he has made a decision over his future at the club. The Belgian international has previously been non-committal over whether he would be staying at Stamford Bridge. However, Hazard has now confirmed he has made up his mind: “I know what I am going to do. I have made …