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La Liga Side Plot Loan Swoop For Wantaway Chelsea Star But Blues Demand A £31m Purchase Clause

Bakayoko

Sevilla will try to sign Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan this summer, according to reports in Spain. The La Liga club’s sporting director Monchi is looking for a central midfielder, and he is considering four different players. Fiorentina’s Jordan Veretout, Eibar’s Joan Jordan and Rennes’ Benjamin Bourigeaud are the other names that are on …

Higuain May Not Be Returning To Juventus Next Season

Chelsea forward Gonzalo Higuain could well end up at Roma this summer, according to reports in Italy. The Giallorossi are planning a direct swap between defender Kosta Manolas and the Argentinian international. Juve are reportedly interested in the Greek defender, along with the likes of Arsenal, and Roma see it as an opportunity to make …

German Emerges As Shock Alternative To Lampard For Chelsea Hotseat

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Chelsea have added RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick to their shortlist of candidates to take over from Maurizio Sarri, according to BILD. The tabloid reports that the German tactician has emerged as a surprise alternative to Frank Lampard for the manager’s job at the Blues. Whether Rangnick is a frontrunner, it seems doubtful, but the …

‘A Ridiculous Asking Price’ ‘Never Worth £50m’ Fans On Twitter React To Chelsea Transfer Decision

Kovacic

Real Madrid have set an asking price of £50m for Chelsea to sign Mateo Kovacic this summer, according to reports in England. The Blues can secure the Croatian on a permanent basis, despite the club’s transfer ban, because the midfielder is already registered with the team. However, after being told about Real’s valuation, Chelsea are …

Can Chelsea beat the odds next season?

Despite a top four finish, making the Carabao Cup final and winning the Europa League this season there has still been a bit of a sour taste left by the season as a whole. It has felt like Sarri has been under pressure almost the entire season, this came to a head when Kepa undermined …

REPORT: Valencia Turn Down £62.3m Offer From Chelsea For Portuguese Playmaker

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Valencia have rejected a €70m (£62.3m) proposal from Chelsea for Goncalo Guedes, according to the Plaza Deportiva. The Spanish news outlet reports that the Blues made the offer through agent Jorge Mendes, but the bid was turned down by the La Liga side. Guedes only joined Valencia from Paris Saint-Germain on a permanent basis for …

Bakayoko’s Brother Confirms Chelsea Star Has Decided To Stay Despite Other Offers

Bakayoko

Abdoulaye Bakayoko has confirmed that his brother Tiemoue will be staying at Chelsea this summer. He revealed that the midfielder did have offers to leave Stamford Bridge but the Frenchman has opted to stay put and fight for his place: “There are some rather interested clubs, we have received so many proposals, but we give …

Bayern Chief Refutes Claims That Chelsea Star Is Close To Signing New Contract

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has disputed claims made in the English media that Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to signing a new contract. There had been reports that the 18-year-old would sign a new five-year contract, worth £100,000 a week, but when asked about the news, Salihamidzic said Bayern don’t believe the …

‘Chelsea Got Ripped Off’ ‘Doesn’t Seem Enough’ Fans Frustrated By Reports That Chelsea Have Agreed To Sell Talisman For £88.5m

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Chelsea have agreed a fee of €100m (£88.5m) plus add-ons to sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, according to the Guardian. This news contradicts reports yesterday that talks between the La Liga club and the Blues had collapsed following negotiations at the beginning of the week. Supporters on Twitter are not happy that Hazard may …

Real Could Make Pogba Their Priority After Hazard Talks Collapse Over Fee

Eden Hazard

Real Madrid have ended negotiations with Chelsea over signing Eden Hazard for the time being, according to the Evening Standard. The Spanish club’s CEO Jose Angel Sanchez had been in London to conclude the transfer for the Belgian international but he left the country after negotiations collapsed on Monday. Real are not willing to match …

Emerson Responds To Speculation That He May Leave Chelsea Amid Juventus Rumours

Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmieri has said he is happy to remain at Stamford Bridge despite speculation around his future. Reports in Italy have suggested that Maurizio Sarri may look to take his fellow Italian to Juventus, but speaking whilst on international duty, the left-back confirmed he is happy to stay at the Blues: “One day …

Kovacic Could Make Inter Switch As Conte Looks To Pounce On Chelsea Uncertainty

Kovacic

Inter Milan are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic, according to reports in Italy. There had been reports that the Blues could extend the Croatian’s loan until next summer before signing him on a permanent basis for £26m, but it appears the uncertainty over the managerial situation at Stamford Bridge could stop that from …

Three Teams Are Ready To Test Chelsea’s Resolve To Keep £15m Rated Starlet

Reece James

Leicester City have joined Everton and Manchester United in weighing up a bid for Chelsea right-back Reece James, according to reports in the UK. Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is believed to be a big fan of the 19-year-old after his excellent season on loan with Wigan in the Championship. All three clubs are said to …

Chelsea Star Gives ‘Green Light’ To La Liga Switch But Blues May Stop Him From Leaving

Marcos Alonso

Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso has given the “green light” to a prospective move to Atletico Madrid, according to Marca. The Spaniard is said to be prepared to move back to Spain in order to be a regular first-team player after being benched for the Europa League final win against Arsenal. Alonso, who recently hinted at …

Real Madrid President Provides Latest Update On Hazard’s Move

Eden Hazard

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said the Spanish club are working hard to sign Chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard this summer. The Belgian is entering the last 12 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge, and Perez says he is hoping the 28-year-old will finally sign after a pursuit that has lasted a number …

Chelsea Midfelder Could Be Offered The Chance To Rescue His Career By Antonio Conte

Bakayoko

Inter Milan will make a move for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, according to reports in the UK. The Frenchman has been on loan at city rivals AC Milan this season, but the Rossoneri will not be signing the player on a permanent basis. Instead, Inter may step in and offer Bakayoko a chance to stay …

‘I Will Cry’ ‘Not Going To Happen’ Fans React To Reports That Brighton And United Want Chelsea Starlet

Reece James

Brighton want to sign Chelsea right-back Reece James on loan ahead of next season, according to reports in the UK. The 19-year-old had an extremely impressive spell at Wigan last campaign, with many tipping him for first-team duties at the Blues. However, Brighton manager Graham Potter is said to be keen on recruiting James as …

Chelsea Miss Out On French Club’s Transfer Guru Following FIFA Ban

Lille sporting director Luis Campos turned down an offer from Chelsea after the club’s transfer ban was confirmed by FIFA, according to reports in Portugal. The Blues had been linked with the 54-year-old over the past few months, but it’s believed the Portuguese was not happy with the prospect of being unable to sign players …