CONTE ANGRY OVER LUKAKU SWOOP
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.
REAL STILL WANT HAZARD
Real Madrid remain keen on Chelsea forward Eden Hazard despite being told that the Blues have no intention of selling, reports OK Diario.
The Belgium international is currently working his way back from an ankle injury, but the Blancos see him as the perfect replacement for in-demand James Rodriguez.
CHELSEA MOVE FOR BOATENG
Chelsea are set to make a move for Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Germany international is open to a move to the Premier League as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his squad at Stamford Bridge.
CHELSEA FACE THREAT FOR ALEX SANDRO
Chelsea are facing competition from Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain in the chase for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, according to The Mirror.
Antonio Conte has marked the former Porto ace as a priority target, with Blues chiefs following up their interest with a £55 million bid.
Juve are unlikely to drop their £61m asking price with PSG now in the running, while Manchester City have now turned their attention to Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy.
RACE ON TO SIGN LEMAR
Barcelona, Manchester City and Chelsea are among the clubs set to battle for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, according to L’Equipe.
Arsenal have seen a bid rejected for the France international while Tottenham are planning an offer of their own.
But the north London clubs face competition with a series of top sides looking to set up talks with his agent regarding a move.
CHELSEA TO HIJACK ZENIT’S MANOLAS MOVE
Chelsea may be on the verge of a move for Roma’s Kostas Manolas, with the defender seemingly dragging his feet over a deal with Zenit St Petersburg, according to The Telegraph.
With Antonio Conte’s club set to send Nathan Ake to Bournemouth the club may be ready to launch a bid for Manolas, who has not had his wage demands met by the Russian club.
BETIS WANT CHELSEA MIDFIELDER
Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic’s agents have met with Real Betis to discuss a potential move to Spain, reports Marca.
Pasalic, who has yet to play a first-team game for Chelsea, spent last season on loan at AC Milan. The Croatian has also been linked with a move to Galatasaray, Lazio, Leeds and Valencia.
NO OFFERS FOR MAHREZ
Leicester City have yet to receive any bids for Riyad Mahrez, who has been linked with Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea, according to the Leicester Mercury.
Mahrez is keen to leave Leicester this summer and, after growing tired of waiting for Barcelona to make an approach, was reportedly ready to accept a four-year contract at Arsenal, but his current club have yet to field any bids.
SEVILLA LOOK AT CHELSEA DUO IN VITOLO DEAL
Sevilla would be willing to take either Kurt Zouma or Michy Batshuayi in part-exchange in any deal for Vitolo to move to Chelsea, according to Marca .
Chelsea are reportedly willing to meet the €40 million (£35.5m) release clause for Vitolo, but there is also the option of a player-plus-cash deal for the winger.
TERRY FAVOURS ASTON VILLA MOVE
John Terry favours a move to Aston Villa and the Chelsea defender has been offered a one-year contract to join Steve Bruce’s side, according to Sky Sports .
The former England captain is leaving Chelsea on a free transfer and has attracted interest from the likes of Bournemouth, Swansea and West Brom.
However, Terry is reportedly not keen to play against Chelsea and is now set to drop down to the Championship after being offered deals by Villa, and their local rivals Birmingham City.
MATIC UTD’S THIRD CHOICE
The Chelsea midfielder is on the verge of moving to Old Trafford for £40 million, but Jose Mourinho had wanted to sign either Eric Dier or Radja Nainggolan ahead of Matic.
A lack of movement over either of those deals has now led him to reuniting with a player he coached at Stamford Bridge.
CHELSEA CONSIDER VITOLO SWOOP
Chelsea are considering an approach for Sevilla’s versatile attacker Vitolo, according to the Daily Mirror .
Vitolo, who has a release clause of €35 million (£30.8m), can play on the wing or further forward and is an option to add depth to Antonio Conte’s squad.
MATIC NEARS MAN UTD MOVE
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is on the verge of joining Manchester United in a £40m deal, according to The Guardian .
Jose Mourinho signed the Serbian in 2014 while managing Chelsea, and is now set to bring the 28-year-old to Old Trafford. The two clubs have already agreed a transfer fee and Matic has agreed personal terms with United.
AKE CLOSE TO £20M CHELSEA EXIT
Bournemouth are closing in on a £20million deal to sign Chelsea defender Nathan Ake on a permanent basis, according to The Sun .
Ake, who has also been linked with Southampton and West Ham, spent the first half of last season on loan with the Cherries. The Daily Echo reports that Bournemouth have ‘as good a chance as any other club’ of completing a deal for Ake.
AZPILICUETA IN ALEX SANDRO DEAL
Chelsea are prepared to offer Juventus Cesar Azpilicueta in part-exchange for Alex Sandro if a cash offer is not enough, reports Calciomercato .
The Blues are looking to do a €70 million deal for the Brazilian full-back, but Juve will only sanction a move if the player asks to leave.
ALEX SANDRO TO BE ALLOWED TO JOIN CHELSEA
Juventus will allow Alex Sandro to join Chelsea if he asks to do so, according to the Metro .
The Italian club signed Sandro for £22 million just two years ago, but the Blues have tabled a bid worth £61m as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his defence.
And Juve are now ready to let Sandro leave the club if he requests a transfer, as the saga appears to near a conclusion.
BAKAYOKO TO HAVE CHELSEA MEDICAL
Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko is set to undergo a medical at Chelsea next week, according to the Evening Standard .
The Blues will apparently pay a £35.1 million fee and are prepared to offer him a five-year contract. As a result that is likely to speed up the exit of Nemanja Matic, who has been linked with Manchester United.
CHELSEA TO SELL REMY FOR CUT-PRICE FEE
Chelsea are happy to allow striker Loic Remy to leave for a reduced fee, according to The Sun .
The French striker joined the Blues from QPR back in 2014 but has struggled for game time and spent the 2016-17 season on loan at Crystal Palace.
NO UTD AGREEMENT FOR MATIC
Manchester United have dismissed claims that Nemanja Matic has agreed personal terms at Old Trafford, according to the Daily Telegraph .
Reports had claimed the Chelsea midfielder was close to reuniting with former manager Jose Mourinho, but they have been refuted by the Red Devils.
DEMBELE WANTS DORTMUND EXIT
Ousmane Dembele wants to leave Borussia Dortmund following the sacking of manager Thomas Tuchel, according to Eurosport .
The France international does not want to join Barcelona, however, with Chelsea and Manchester United both now on alert as to his availability.
CHELSEA CLOSE IN ON VAN DIJK
Chelsea are closing in on Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, according to Sky Italia , in a deal worth around £60 million to the South Coast club.
The 25-year-old previously looked set to join Liverpool before the Reds were forced to pull out of the deal, leaving the door open for Antonio Conte to make his move.
Manchester City are also thought to be in the chase, though a big-money deal taking the Netherlands international to Stamford Bridge is making progress.