Here is a roundup of the latest Chelsea news, gossip and transfer speculation from IcChelseanews as the January window opens up.
Journalist Raphael Honigstein has claimed Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic is now set for Chelsea.
The Dortmund midfielder has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Liverpool and Arsenal both looking to rival us for his services.
He is one of the most talented players in the Bundesliga, but Dortmund have decided to cash in during the next couple of transfer windows after the emergence of England International Jadon Sancho.
And ESPN and Der Spiegel journalist Honigstein has claimed that Pulisic is all set to sign for Chelsea.
He told the Sunday Supplement: “My understanding is that Chelsea are the only team that have made a firm offer at the moment.
“Dortmund are looking to see if there are other offers coming in as you would, but it is kind of agreed that the player will move in the summer definitely because he still has a year to run on his contract.
“Unless someone matches Chelsea’s offer or exceeds it, he’ll go there.”
Chelsea target Isco has played down reports linking him with a move to the Premier League by claiming that he will not be leaving Real Madrid.
Reports in the media over the last few months suggested that the Spanish International was not happy at the Bernabeu after finding his game time hard to come by under Santiago Solari.
It was believed that we were ready to pay the £70 million asking price for Isco and bring him to the Premier League this January, as Maurizio Sarri is keen to add a bit more creativity to the side.
But Isco has declared that he is more than happy to stay at the Bernabeu, and is not leaving in the coming transfer window.
‘I’m very excited about the new year,’ Isco told Deportes Cuatro.
‘I’m not going to go in the winter market, I’m very happy, of course I want to continue with Madrid to continue winning titles.’
Chelsea target Robert Lewandowski has admitted he could end his career at Bayern Munich.
The Poland international has been linked with a move to us over the last few months with speculation that he is now ready to test himself away from the Bundesliga, and reports even suggested that Bayern were ready to cash in on their star man in the coming windows, with the Germans ready to accept around £100 million.
It is no secret that Maurizio Sarri is desperate to add a world class striker to the front-line after becoming frustrated with the lack of goals from Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud, who have six Premier League goals between them this season.
But after scoring 22 goals in all competitions, Lewandowski appears to have had a change of heart and has now committed his long-term future to the club.
“There’s a very good chance I’ll be here for a long time yet,” he told Sport Bild.
“I’m not thinking about going anywhere else.
“Since putting the rumours to rest, my heart has been 100 per cent with Bayern.
“I fully identify with the club. I could definitely see myself ending my career at Bayern.”
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