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

June 9, 2017 2:23 PM
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Chelsea transfer news: The latest & LIVE player rumours from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea striker Diego Costa looks unlikely to join AC Milan during the summer due to his wage demands, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Costa claims he has been told he can leave Stamford Bridge by manager Antonio Conte, but his £200,000 a week salary is too much for Milan.

Chelsea are ready to offer Romelu Lukaku a bigger pay packet than Diego Costa in their bid to re-sign the Everton striker, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Costa has claimed he is no longer wanted by Antonio Conte and the Chelsea boss has lined up Lukaku as his replacement.

Chelsea have offered Nemanja Matic to Juventus in a bid to get Leonardo Bonucci to Stamford Bridge, according to The Sun.

Antonio Conte is keen to reunite with the Italy international, and has made an opening offer of £48 million plus Matic for the centre-back.

Manchester United and Chelsea are both showing an interest in signing Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, according to Mundo Deportivo.

United are set to miss out on signing Antoine Griezmann following Atletico Madrid's failure to appeal their transfer ban, and see Dybala as a potential alternative.

Chelsea, meanwhile, remain concerened they could lose Eden Hazard to Real Madrid despite his recent ankle injury and could require a replacement.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham are considering swooping for Dani Alves in the summer transfer window, the Daily Mail reports.

The Brazilian is said to be open to a switch at the season's end, with Antonio Conte in particular a big fan and keen to bring in competition for Victor Moses at wing-back.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants Paris Saint-Germain's Alphonse Areola as Thibaut Courtois' backup at Stamford Bridge, The Sun reports.

With Asmir Begovic having sealed a move to Bournemouth, the Italian boss sees Areola as a perfect fit as Courtois' understudy.

Manchester City face stiff competition from a number of their Premier League rivals in their bid to sign Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy, according to L'Equipe .

Chelsea and Liverpool have both accelerated their interest in recent days while Manchester United are also monitoring developments.

Full-back Mendy is keen to move to England this summer, though Barcelona are also keen on the 22-year-old.

Chelsea have asked about the potential availability of Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, says the Daily Mail.

The Blues have made Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk their top defensive target, but are prepared to explore other options.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been handed £200 million to spend on new signings this summer, according to the Daily Telegraph .

The Blues boss is keen to bolster his squad in a number of positions, with Virgil van Dijk, Romelu Lukaku and Tiemoue Bakayoko among his top targets.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is at the heart of a heated transfer battle between Manchester United and Chelsea, Express reports.

The report suggests Chelsea had banked on freeing up funds by selling Diego Costa to a Chinese Super League Club, but the Spain international has made it clear that he will only move to Atletico Madrid if he is forced out of Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal are interested in signing Andrea Belotti from Torino, according to The Sun, but will face competition from Chelsea and Manchester United.

The report claims the Gunners have registered the most interest in the 23-year-old goal machine, but with Man Utd and Chelsea also both hopeful of landing Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal could face a last-ditch battle for Belotti with whoever misses out on the Belgian.

Monaco have joined West Ham in expressing an interest in Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, according to the Sun .

The Belgian scored the goal that won the Blues the title against West Brom but could be set for a swift exit from Stamford Bridge after struggling for minutes under Antonio Conte.

Antonio Conte is pleading with the Chelsea board to offer Diego Costa a deal that persuades him to stay at Stamford Bridge, according to the Sun.

It has been widely assumed that the FA Cup final will be the Spaniard's final game for the Blues amid rumours of interest from Atletico Madrid and a lucrative offer from China but the Italian is said to see Costa as irreplaceable.

Chelsea are targeting West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini as a potential replacement for Cesc Fabregas, according to the Sun.

The Spaniard has been linked with AC Milan and Blues technical director Michael Emenalo is said to see Lanzini as a perfect successor, with the report claiming he believes the Argentine can be as good as Luka Modric.

Atletico Madrid are preparing a second effort to bring Diego Costa back to the club from Chelsea, reports the Telegraph .

The Liga outfit failed to put a deal in place last summer, but are hoping to land the Spain international 12 months on by convincing him to snub interest from China.

West Ham will reignite their interest in Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi this summer, according to ESPN.

The Hammers tried to sign the Frenchman before Chelsea swooped in last summer and while the Blues are reluctant to sell him, a loan spell in east London is a possibility.

Zinedine Zidane has asked Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to pursue a move for Chelsea star N'Golo Kante, according to Don Balon.

The Madrid boss is a big fan of his compatriot and would like to add to his defensive-midfield options this summer to ease the current reliance on Casemiro.

Paris Saint-Germain scouted Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United-linked Felipe Anderson in Lazio's game against Inter, according to Transfermarketweb.

The Brazilian has been touted as a target of a number of clubs but is yet to seal a deal away from Rome, and his total of four Serie A goals this season was his lowest in the past three campaigns.


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