It has been another busy day in the world of Chelsea and here are just some of the latest News, gossip and transfer rumours circling the media.
Chelsea have been rocked by reports Manchester United have opened transfer talks with N’Golo Kante’s entourage.
Kante is regarded as one of the finest midfielders in world football after developing into an absolute superstar at Stamford Bridge, and has been an integral part of the Blues side since his arrival from Leicester City.
And we are eager to tie Kante down to a new contract, with the midfielder’s current deal expiring in 2021 and speculation French giants PSG are ready to offer around £200 million, and a big contract, to tempt him away from London and back to his homeland.
But as talks fail to progress at the rate we would like, there has been some sensational claims on the Daily Express website which have claimed United are looking to take advantage of the contract stand-off by making contact with the entourage of the Frenchman.
It is no secret that United boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to strengthen his squad in the coming transfer windows, and is a huge fan of Kante, whom he believes is the best holding midfielder in world football.
However, the reports go on to suggest that we have no intention of selling to United and even though contact has been made, they are still hopeful of secure his signature in a new contract deal worth around £290,000-a-week. (Read more here)
With the club seemingly keen to acquire a new striker during the January transfer window, boss Maurizio Sarri has been linked with a shock move for the powerful Hammers star.
It is no secret that we are struggling up top as Alvaro Morata and Oliveir Giroud cannot find the net on a regular basis, meaning Eden Hazard has had to keep the goals coming for the side to keep winning.
And after the Austria forward had suggested he was ready to leave West Ham in order to chase his dream of playing Champions League football, Dublin has claimed he would be missed by the Hammers if he did leave the club.
“West Ham would be hindered if they were to lose him, he would be a massive loss” the former Man Utd striker told The Debate.
“He is not just a goalscorer, it is his character and leadership as well.” (Read more here)
The Spaniard has frustrated the fans and club this season with some below par performances, and has found his game time very limited at the Bernabeu with the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale and Isco all ahead of him in the pecking order.
Recent reports have claimed Isco is upset with Real Madrid and new boss Santiago Solari for the lack of confidence and game time, having played less than under former boss Zinedine Zidane last season.
Now Inda has claimed that we have already made an offer to take him to Stamford Bridge, telling OK Diario: “They consider that Isco is not involved in the group, that he is doing his thing, that he is having problems with his weight… so he is thinking of going to the Premier League.
“He has an offer from Chelsea and another from Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
“I think that in a style of play like City’s he could do very well.
“Cristiano Ronaldo did not like to play with him because he said he kept the game a lot,” (Read more here)