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Chelsea transfer news: The latest & LIVE player rumours from Stamford Bridge

July 7, 2017 11:03 PM
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Chelsea transfer news: The latest & LIVE player rumours from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have shown their determination to land Romelu Lukaku by matching Manchester United's blockbuster bid for the Everton striker, according to the Telegraph .

The Belgium international had appeared on the verge of moving to Old Trafford after a £75 million offer was accepted by the Toffees.

But the Blues will not give up, although they stop short of equalling the sizeable agent's fees United have offered to Lukaku's representative, Mino Raiola.

Chelsea's failure to land their top transfer targets this summer has left Antonio Conte's position with the club in doubt, according to the Mirror .

With Romelu Lukaku looking set to join Manchester United, the club having failed to land Alexis Sanchez and Virgil van Dijk and stuggling to sign Alex Sandro and Tiemoue Bakayoko, the Italian's frustrations have grown.

The manager is now reportedly "fuming" at club officials for letting the Everton striker get away and facing a crisis up front ahead of the new season having seen his top target join a major rival.

Chelsea are prepared to table "a significant bid" for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, reports AS.

The Colombian is expected to be on the move this summer, with the likes of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain among his many admirers.

Chelsea have tabled a £22 million bid for Real Madrid defender Danilo, according to Don Balon.

The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus, but the Blues have now entered the chase for the right-back.

Newcastle United are keen on signing Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, according to The Times.

The Magpies are set to face competition from fellow newly-promoted side Brighton & Hove Albion for the England under-21 international.

Watford are closing in on a move for Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, according to the Daily Mirror .

The England under-21 international has failed to get the assurances he needs from Blues boss Antonio Conte and is set to move to Vicarage Road for a fee in the region of £5 million plus add-ons.

Atletico Madrid's bid to land Diego Costa may be contingent on whether they can loan him out to China until they can register him, reports the Mirror .

The La Liga club is ready to begin talks for the Chelsea striker, but their ability to finance a move may come down to being able to loan him out until their transfer ban ends in January.

Chinese club Tianjian Quanjian have made a £76 million offer for Costa in the past and the Spanish side are believed to be in discussions with several Chinese clubs over a short-term move.

Manchester United are ready to splash £100 million in an effort to trump Chelsea's move for Romelu Lukaku, reports the Sportsmail .

The sensational move would see the Everton striker become a world-record signing, surpassing Jose Mourinho's move for Paul Pogba last summer.

Rennes have contacted Chelsea to ask what it would take to bring France international striker Loic Remy back to Ligue 1, according to L'Equipe.

Remy spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace and isn’t thought to have a long-term future at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte.

Outbound Chelsea striker Diego Costa is hopeful of having his future resolved by the end of the week, the Mirror reports , with Atletico Madrid said to have prepared a training regime that will keep the Spain international fit while he sits out their transfer ban.

The Liga club are reported to be offering only £22 million plus add-ons for the striker, who has flat-out refused a move to China, representing a bid that would be less than three times the amount Chelsea could have recouped if Costa had agreed a move to the CSL.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has rejected a move to the Chinese Super League, according to the Daily Mirror .

Despite being told by manager Antonio Conte that he is no longer wanted at Stamford Bridge, the Spain international is happy to sit and wait for Atletico Madrid rather than leave for the Far East.

And his rejection of a transfer to Asia is in turn delaying Romelu Lukaku's arrival from Everton.

Antonio Conte wants Chelsea to spend £100 million on Romelu Lukaku, if that’s what it will take to bring the Everton striker back to Stamford Bridge, according to The Telegraph .

Lukaku has been identified by Conte as the replacement for Atletico Madrid target Diego Costa and the Belgium international has also been linked with a move to Manchester United.

However, Lukaku would prefer a return to Chelsea and Conte wants the Premier League champions to do whatever it takes to secure a deal, even if it means spending a world-record amount.

Swansea City are eyeing a loan move for Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, according to the Daily Mirror .

The Swans are already closing in on Chalobah's team-mate Tammy Abraham, and Paul Clement now wants to make it a double deal for the young Blues stars.

Chelsea have joined Juventus in showing an interest in Danilo, with Real Madrid prepared to sell the right-back if they receive an offer of at least €35 million, according to Marca .

Danilo has been earmarked as a potential replacement for Dani Alves at Juventus after previous reports that the Brazilian was willing to stay at Madrid to fight for his place.

Chelsea are prepared to make a potentially world-record breaking record offer for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, according to Don Balon .

Antonio Conte is keen to make a statement during this transfer window, and wants to buy Alli despite him having a pricetag in excess of €100 million.

Romelu Lukaku is also a target for Conte despite his own asking price being in the same region as that of Alli.

Chelsea will hold further talks on Monday in their bid to sign Juventus defender Alex Sandro in a club record £60 million deal, reports The Telegraph .

Alex Sandro is likely to be offered more than £100,000 a week to join Chelsea, with Juve unable to match the wages being put up by the Premier League club.

Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with a bid for Alex Sandro, but the Brazilian’s preference is to move to Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal are set to announce the signing of Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez in the next few days, reports Calciomercato .

Mahrez has been looking to leave Leicester this summer and had reportedly been holding out for an offer from Barcelona.

However, with no bid from Barcelona forthcoming, Mahrez is now expected to join Arsenal, having also been linked with a move to Chelsea.

Barcelona have joined the hunt to sign Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, according to Tuttosport, via Mundo Deportivo .

Bonucci has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester City following reports of a falling out with Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri.

However, Barcelona are weighing up an approach for the experienced Italy international as new coach Ernesto Valverde looks to improve his defensive options.

Alex Sandro is set to snub Chelsea and sign a new £93,000-a-week contract at Juventus, reports The Sun .

The Blues have been heavily linked with a record-breaking move for the Brazilian full-back, but may be forced to look elsewhere.

Chelsea are preparing a sensational move for Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudgier and Alex Sandro, a trio which will cost the Stamford Bridge club £125 million, according to The Telegraph .

Antonio Conte has marked the trio as his priority signings and Blues chiefs are willing to back the Italian having delivered the Premier League title last season.

A £35m deal for Monaco midfielder Bakayoko is said to be close, while they have also opened talks to sign Rudiger for £30m. Juventus' Sandro will set the club back around £60m.

Chelsea legend John Terry has agreed a move to Aston Villa on a one-year deal, talkSPORT reports.

The 36-year-old is a free agent this summer and has told other interested clubs he has made up his mind to join Steve Bruce's side in their fight to return to the Premier League.

Thibaut Courtois is likely to resume contract talks with Chelsea after Real Madrid cooled their interest in signing the goalkeeper, according to the Evening Standard .

Madrid have long been linked with a bid for Courtois, who has two years left on his current contract, but are reportedly focusing on David de Gea and Gianluigi Donnarumma as potential replacements for Keylor Navas.

That has provided Chelsea with a boost in their attempts to persuade the Belgium international to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte is not happy with Chelsea's move for Romelu Lukaku rather than Andrea Belotti, according to the Daily Star .

The Italian boss is frustrated that, with the two players carrying a similar value of around £85 million, technical director Michael Emenalo has decided to chase the Belgian rather than the Italian.


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