Here is a roundup of the latest Chelsea transfer rumours.
Eden Hazard is not contemplating a mid-season move away from Chelsea, according to his brother Thorgan Hazard.
It is no secret Hazard is on the radar of Real Madrid after sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in the summer transfer window, and were linked with a move before the season started, especially since the £170 million rated Belgian was open to the idea of signing for the Spanish giants.
Hazard has constantly come out and admitted that his dream is to one day win the Champions league and Ballon D’or titles before his playing days are over, and a move to La Liga would give him the best opportunity to achieve those goals, considering both have been dominated by Barcelona or Madrid over the past few seasons.
But then Maurizio Sarri became boss and ultimately convinced Hazard to stay and try to help us get back into the Champions League for next season, as well as challenge for the Premier League title.
However, there has been some fresh speculation that Madrid are ready to swoop in this coming January transfer window and try to seal a £200 million offer for Hazard after his great start to the new season
But Thorgan has told Blues fans not to worry, as Eden will not be leaving in the coming transfer window, telling the Sky Sports website: “I think Eden will see what happens at the end of the season.
“I know him. He’s not thinking about a move right now.” (Read full article)
Chelsea have now ‘taken the first steps’ in trying to sign AC Milan winger Suso during the January transfer window, according to reports.
The 24-year-old previously spent three years with Liverpool, making 14 Premier League appearances, but failed to make any sort of impact on the Reds squad and he was eventually sold to the Italian giants for a small fee.
But since his move to Milan he has become one of the most exciting and creative wingers in Seria A and his performances for the Italian side have alerted Maurizio Sarri to a possible £34 million deal.
It is no secret that Sarri is still keen to improve in certain areas of the pitch this coming January transfer window, and the Spaniard would be seen as an alternative to the ageing Pedro and the Barcelona linked Willian, with reports emerging which have claimed his agent has already met with the Spaniards to discuss a possible move to the Nou Camp this January transfer window.
Suso has a contract running until June 2022, but the TMW website has claimed Sarri’s already put the wheels in motion to secure Suso’s signature by allowing Willian to discuss a possible switch to Barcelona this coming transfer window.
Willian was convinced to stay in the summer transfer window by the Italian boss, but has not made the kind of impression on the side that Sarri expected and now he is willing to let the Brazilian leave, if Barcelona can meet the £70 million price tag we have currently set. (Click to read full article)
Chelsea are ready to hijack any possible hope Arsenal have of signing Lille striker Nicolas Pepe in the coming transfer windows.
Gunners boss Unai Emery still has a lot of work to do if he wants to transform his current Arsenal side into a top four side and is expected to delve into the kitty in the winter window to continue his rebuilding of the side.
And reports on Telefoot have claimed Emery has been alerted to the potential of Pepe after some impressive performances this season and is ready to make a move this January.
And even though he has rules out a move to the Emirates this winter, Pepe seemingly open to the idea of leaving and signing for a big club, at the end of the season, telling Telefoot: ‘A preference between Dortmund, Bayern or Arsenal? They’re all big clubs, I was not aware of these rumours, although it’s nice,’
‘Leave Lille at the end of the season? We do not even know what I’ll be doing tomorrow!’
However, reports also claim that boss Maurizio Sarri is now ready to hijack any potential move for the attacker, as he also looks to add to his squad and bring in an attacker that can actually find the back of the net on a regular basis.
Despite his recent good form, in which he has netted five goals in the last six matches, there is still some doubt about the qualities of Spanish striker Alvaro Morata and his ability to score goals on a regular basis, while partner Olivier Giroud is struggling to even find the net having not scored this season. (Read full article)
Chelsea are lining up a January move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, according to reports.
Wilson has been in sensational form this term, scoring seven goals and providing four further assists, having overcome the effects of two serious knee ligament injuries in the last three years.
He would be seen as an alternative to either Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud, who have not been great this season and could both be sold in the coming transfer windows if they fail to get the 20-30 goals per season we need to be serious challengers for the Premier League title.
And the Daily Mirror website have claimed the Italian boss has had scouts watch Wilson on a number of occasions as he ponders a January move, with reports suggesting that he could cost around the £20 million mark.
The 26-year-old signed a new long-term contract in the summer and recently netted his 50th goal for the club whom he joined from Coventry back in 2014.
‘It’s nice to make that achievement. I should have had it a lot sooner,’ he said, reacting to that achievement.
‘Now I am looking upwards, I am trying to get 100 goals. Why not make another landmark for the club? ‘Any striker wants to score as many goals as possible for their club and I’m the same.
‘Day by day, I am trying to become the finished article. I don’t think you can ever stop improving.’ (Click to read full article)